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Discovering Greek Mythology By P.Kenneth Corsar

Discovering Greek Mythology

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This text is designed as a companion to "Discovering the Greeks". It provides an account of the major Greek and Cretan myths, from the Olympian gods to the stories of Persephone, Pandora and Narcissus and the exploits of Odysseus, Jason and Hercules. It is suitable for a range of abilities.

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Discovering Greek Mythology by P.Kenneth Corsar

This text is designed as a companion volume to "Discovering the Greeks". It provides an account of the major Greek and Cretan myths, and the text is suitable for a wide range of pupils. The first part of the book introduces the main Olympian gods and those in the second rank, and tells the story of Persephone, Narcissus, Pandora, and Orpheus and Eurydice. The second part of the book covers Theseus' adventures and the Trojan wars, and the third part of the book recounts the exploits of Odysseus, Jason, Perseus and Hercules. At the end of each chapter, there are suggestions for a variety of activities.

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Table of Contents


Part 1 Gods and goddesses: how the world was made; Cronos rules...Zeus takes over; the gods of Olympus; the other gods and goddesses; kidnap!; the pain of love; man is created; prayer and sacrifice - festivals for the gods, temples, sacrifices, tinker, tailor..; the great flood; the dead - funeral customs, land of the dead, crime and punishment; Orpheus and Eurydice. Part 2 Stranger than fiction?: Crete - the architect of the labyrinth; Crete - the monster of the labyrinth; Crete - true or false?; Troy - to war for a woman; Troy - Achilles and Hector; Troy - the death of a city; Troy - Schliemann's dream. Part 3 Travellers' tales: a warrior returns; in search of the golden fleece; mission impossible; a strong man triumphs.

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GOR002560570
Discovering Greek Mythology by P.Kenneth Corsar
P.Kenneth Corsar
Classical Studies
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder Arnold
1977-06-01
120
0713100788
9780713100785
N/A
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