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The Greek Myths: Stories of the Greek Gods and Heroes Vividly Retold by [Waterfield, Kathryn, Waterfield, Robin]
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'A magnificent new book which explains and retells some of the most thrilling stories in human history' Lancashire Evening Post. (Lancashire Evening Post)

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A highly readable and beautifully illustrated re-telling of the most famous stories from Greek mythology.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 15076 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus (1 Mar. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007C4G0RO
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 99 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,577 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It's been a while since I brushed up on my Greek mythology, and so I thought I'd find a decent book on the subject. Wow, that proved harder than I was hoping. It seems there are plenty that either take the 'for kids' approach, or the 'skim the surface but with nice pictures' approach, or even the pretentiously academic and exclusive' approach to the subject. What I wanted was a refresher on the myths themselves, written in a style that was both informative, authoritative and accessible for a fifty year old with plenty of brain cells left.

I found it, eventually, in 'The Greek Myths' which has the perfect sub-title of 'stories of the Greek gods and heroes vividly retold.' A reasonably average-sized paperback (300 pages) with just an eight page illustrative plate insert. The rest is all text, easily readable text that neither patronize nor excludes the reader.

The authors obviously know their stuff, both being scholars and writers specialising in Greek history and mythology. More importantly, they both know how to communicate their obvious knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject.

I'm lapping this up, and would recommend it to anyone wanting to either discover or rediscover the wonderful world of the Greeks gods...

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Probably should have read this book long ago. Very good, just the last chapter is written in the first person found that a bit odd. All in all decent facts easily cross referenced.
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Good book .
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Great book
Highly recommended! I knew some of the stories but was great none the less! Great images too x
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Easy to read and learnt a lot
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I love Greek Mythology.
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It's actually quite hard to find a really readable but comprehensive guide to Greek mythology. At first I was put off by the 'vividly retold' bit, thinking that it might be a dumbed down jobbie. But I bought it anyway and was glad I did. Waterfield is very accessible, but does not compromise on detail. Beautifully illustrated too. Strongly recommended for non-academics like me.
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Loving this book. It races through the stories at break neck speed but supplies enough details to make a good take to tell over a beer at the pub. It's not the best writing style I've come across but more than adequate for the material. I enjoy it.
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