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Roman Myths (The Legendary Past) [Paperback]

Jane F. Gardner
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4 Oct 1993 The Legendary Past
The myths of the Romans are stories not about the gods but about the Romans themselves. Writers such as Livy, Virgil and Ovid presented myths as if they were actual histories of the origins and early days of Rome. The stories of Aeneas, Romulus and Remus and the "Seven Kings" give varying accounts of the founding of the city; Rome's destiny - her divinely fore-ordained rise to power - is stressed in all of them. Some myths provided models of virtuous and public-spirited behaviour which all citizens were encouraged to emulate. The myths could add lustre to the reputations of Rome's ruling families and stress their fitness for power, by describing past acts of heroism and civic duty. Roman myths were, in short, propaganda.

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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: British Museum Press (4 Oct 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714117412
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714117416
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 262,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roman Myths (The Legendary Past) 7 July 2013
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if anyone has an interest in Roman mythology they cannot do better than buy this book. The ancient romans had so many myths, and most of them are covered here. Full marks to the author for her research.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roman Myths 4 Oct 2013
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Jane has done her considerable best with exiguous material. The Romans' fault ,not hers. Greek Mythology would be much more rewarding. Jane was my pupil once. I had high expectations of her. She has certainly lived up to them

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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative 30 Jun 2011
By John Perry Tyler Moore - Published on Amazon.com
It's tough to find a mythology book that leaves doesn't overlap a lot of Greek mythology. This one does a great job only giving you Roman history and stories. I enjoyed it you will too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book 20 Jan 2013
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this is a great book
i learn a lot from the book
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i love it!!!
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