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Fantastic romp through classical mythology !,
This review is from: 100 Characters from Classical Mythology: Discover the Fascinating Stories of the Greek and Roman Deities (Hardcover)
A truly brilliant (and very well illustrated) little book that steers you through the Greco-Roman world of myths and legends by introducing you to one god / goddess, hero, nymph, creature (etc.) after another.
This light-read encourages you to dip in and out, jump to related characters and slowly reveal wonderful interrelated stories and themes that have inspired and influenced art, poetry and thought for thousands of years.
Obviously this is not a replacement to (for example) Ovid, Homer or Virgil ... but a great introduction to the subject :-)