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Cassell's Dictionary Of Classical Mythology
Cassell's Dictionary Of Classical Mythology
by Jenny March
Edition: Paperback

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 'must have' reference, 5 Oct 2009
This dictionary is a 'must have' for anyone interested in mythology. A positive Who's Who of the classical world. Anyone reading, for example, Homer's Iliad or Oddysey may come across references to Gods and characters and think 'Who's that?' This reference book lists them, with (as far as is known) their parents, siblings, life history.... It gives a structure to any student of the classical world. Complete with Genealogies of the Gods, maps of the classical world areas and details of known Greek and Latin authors.


The General [1926] [DVD]
The General [1926] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Buster Keaton
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £4.69

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A comic masterpiece, 13 Dec 2006
This review is from: The General [1926] [DVD] (DVD)
This silent film is a joy for all lovers of the silent era and for railway fans. The escapades of Johnny (Buster) as he rescues the two loves of his life, his engine 'The General' and Miss Annabelle Lee, are comic masterpieces. The humour may be from the 20s, but it doesn't date. I have recently seen this film at a special viewing at the Alexandra Palace, and can honestly say that there was not one member of the audience who didn't leave with a smile on their face.

Buster continues to do all his own stunts, and in this film one of the simplest looking is also one of the scariest - how many of us would calmly sit on a steam locomotive's connecting rod as the train moves into the engine shed?

I would recommend this film unreservedly; a good laugh is a tonic to the system, and the NHS couldn't prescribe anything with a better guarantee to lift the spirits.


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