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30-Second Mythology

The 50 Most Important Classical Myths, Monsters, Heroes, and Gods, Each Explained in Half a Minute

By Robert A. Segal (Edited by)

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Format: Hardback, 160 pages
Published In: Australia, 01 July 2012
30-Second Mythology sets out the most significant details and unravels the underlying meaning of the greatest classical myths. Revealing the origins of the gods, heroes, and monsters of ancient Greece and Rome, the book outlines the key aspects of their stories for the general reader in half a minute, using nothing more than two pages, 300 words, and one picture. Featuring detailed biographies of the seven greatest poets and playwrights of the Ancient world, 30-Second Mythology explains the enduring influence of ancient myth in the blink of a Cyclops' eye.

About the Author

Robert A. Segal is Sixth Century Chair in Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is a leading authority on approaches to myth and is the author of Myth: A Very Short Introduction and Theorizing About Myth. He helps moderate an online myth discussion list.

EAN: 9781742669922
ISBN: 1742669921
Publisher: Pier 9
Dimensions: 23 x 18 centimetres
Age Range: 15+ years
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