Review by Booklist Review
It's all Greek mythology, that is in this scholarly Library of Greek Mythology series. In each volume, Nardo sets the scene for the topic with an overview of the rise of classical Greece. He then presents detailed examples of many kinds of myths. After identifying champions of the Trojan War, Heroes describes the quests and journeys associated with heroes as well as tales involving heroic lovers and monster slayers. The interconnected books conclude with how Greek myths have been depicted in Western civilization and popular culture. They feature colorful scenes from myths, sidebars on great storytellers (e.g., Homer and Euripides), and word origins that give the ancient Greek and modern definitions of such words as cosmos and zoo. This series fits research needs across curricula in history, literature, and the arts.--Leeper, Angela Copyright 2017 Booklist
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Review by School Library Journal Review
Gr 7 Up-With numbered source notes for each chapter and a nicely annotated set of suggestions for further reading and websites, these are scholarly discussions useful for homework purposes or deeper study by serious readers of mythology. Each book opens with a map of ancient Greece (circa 500 BCE) and a substantial introduction to some of the human interactions with the gods and the meaning and development of the myths in Greek sociology, intellectual life, and art. The five chapters that make up each volume cover many aspects of the mythical subjects and stories, as well as material on Greek history. The themes within the titles interconnect many of the characters and stories, and there's a fair amount of overlap among the books. All include a few handsome annotated images and many small insets noting Greek words and their modern counterparts. VERDICT Deeply informative yet interesting selections for students of mythology. Recommended. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Review by Horn Book Review
This series for older readers covers various aspects or themes of Greek mythology. In addition to the clear and informative, if rather dense, main text, each book includes illustrations, sidebars, and "word origins" boxes that provide a word's original ancient Greek meaning along with the modern usage. The five-chapter organization provides each topic with a useful structure. Reading list, websites. Ind. [Review covers the following Library of Greek Mythology titles: Creation Stories in Greek Mythology, Gods and Goddesses in Greek Mythology, Heroes in Greek Mythology, Monsters in Greek Mythology, and Natural Phenomena in Greek Mythology.] (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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