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Old 30th July 2008, 05:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Any good books on Greek Mythology out there?

Been really wanting to read about it lately. I know some stuff about the Greek Gods from stuff like the God of War games and different other references in music and such, but dont officially know a whole lot about it. Just wondering if there are any good books out there about it, even if its like an educational reference type book. Lemme know. Thanks.

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Old 30th July 2008, 10:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Any good books on Greek Mythology out there?

have a look here for loads of books on the subject

or look here for a quick fix
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Old 31st July 2008, 05:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Any good books on Greek Mythology out there?

Two of the best remain The Age of Fable, by Thomas Bulfinch, and The Greek Myths, by Robert Graves....

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Re: Any good books on Greek Mythology out there?

I strongly recommend The Odyssey by Homer. Get a Penguin version if you can. It is a wonderful and easily to read book and will introduce some of the key players and their personalities to you. After that I would recommend The Iliad also by said Homer. Not as easy to read so that's why I'm suggesting you read it second.
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Re: Any good books on Greek Mythology out there?

For fictional treatments, see anything by Mary Renault.
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Old 31st July 2008, 04:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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For fictional treatments, see anything by Mary Renault.

Oh, my goodness yes. Excellent books. But I would suggest you start with The Bull from the Sea, followed by its' sequel The King Must Die. It's the story of Thesus and the Minotaur.
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Old 2nd August 2008, 02:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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A third vote for Mary Renault. Her books were written long ago, but she did a terrific job of bringing ancient history back to life, and deserves a revival.
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