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Greek Mythology propperly explained
on 5 February 2010
Having been a bit of a nut for Greek mythology for well over ten years this book seemed like the perfect way to spend the last of those Amazon vouchers. For the price I got it for, it was a bargain and I was not disappointed. Having read the book, I am convinced it is one of the best buys I've gotten in a long while. It is detailed, easy to understand and has the distinct advantage of being an actual translation of the old myths rather than an interpretation. It also has the advantage of having a few extremely helpful maps, genealogy tables as well as an index of names at the back for quick searching.
The only problem is, there is a lot of text to get through, with a lot of it being lists of names of who was born of who and who killed who. A few illustrations wouldn't go amiss. But other than that I am extremely glad with this purchase and would recommend it to anyone looking to learn on Greek Mythology, be they beginner or seasoned veteran.