Greek Myths (Paperback)
A classic, accessible, handsomely produced collection—a great next step for Rick Riordan fans ready to delve deeper.
From the terror of Medusa and the Minotaur to the Labors of Heracles and journeys of Theseus, the stories in this collection have thrilled and enthralled people for centuries with their high drama, hazardous quests, and unforgettable characters (both mortal and immortal).
Under Olivia Coolidge’s skillful pen, the landscape of early Greece and its famous legends bloom with vigor and are perfectly suited to the adventure-seeking reader.
Greek Myths includes appealing black-and-white spot art; a list of the Greek gods, with their Latin names, their symbols, and a brief description of each; and a pronunciation guide.
"This volume of familiar myths is both readable and attractive. The author provides a happy introduction to classical mythology." (New York Times Book Review)
Olivia Coolidge was born in London, England, in 1908. She received her education at Somerville College, Oxford University, where her main subjects included Latin, Greek, and philosophy. These studies helped her earn her place in the pantheon on children's literature through her mythological retellings demonstrating careful research and the adriot capacity to bring the past to life.
"This volume of familiar myths is both readable and attractive . . . The author provides a happy introduction to classical mythology." The New York Times —