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'The Greek Myths' Robert Graves,
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I would highly reccommend this book to anyone interested in Classical Mythology; it is comprehensive and is very easy to use. You can use the references to find a specific myth, if you have a particular interest, or read it as an extentended collection of the stories. It contains all of the Greek myths together, and told very well. I would, however, caution academic or literary users, as if you need to know the sources for each myth Graves does not always reference them. For this kind of use, I would reccommend Pierre Grimal's 'Dictionary of Classical Mythology'. The book also contains a map of the Greek world and map showing sites mentioned in the text, helping you visualize and understand the relative geographies of the myths.
I really like this book, and after buying my own copy bought one for a friend. A must for lovers of mythology.
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Initial post: 21 Nov 2012 18:11:15 GMT
Megan Rose says:
Do you think this book is appropriate for a 15 year old? Do you think by the way it is written that they would understand it? Or do you believe it to be more complex than that?
An answer would be great, thank you! (:
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2012 19:16:49 GMT
I'd say it is, though it isn't very light reading. The writing style is quite old-fashioned and stylized, but for me this is a good tone for the Greek myths. A slightly more accessible book on the same thing I think is Mythology by Edith Hamilton. For anyone interested in mythology though, this book does a great job of having all the stories together. Hope that's helpful! (:
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2012 10:52:51 GMT
Megan Rose says:
Yes thank you. I'll have a look at the other book you mentioned and compare them both. Thanks for the reply! [:
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