It tells the story of each of the Greek/Roman gods with a lot of detail, even giving us more than one version of some of the stories (some of the gods and goddesses have a slightly different story depending on the culture they are worshiped in). The author also organizes the book well by telling us which gods were related and which were by: 2. It is not an actual book with a plot and different storylines. It is a collection of different myths used to outline these gods and heroes of the Greek and Roman mythology. It was really interesting and I found out a lot of interesting things I didn't know about them. One thing I did know and even more so now: Zeus used to sleep around like crazy!/5. [The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales, Legends, and Myths] is a work of remarkable depth and scope, the consummate achievement of decades of research and collecting, analyzing, and classifying the literary memorializations of Greek and Roman oral narrative fiction All the tales are lucidly translated by Hansen himself/5(16). This book by Michael Grant is in the forefront of accounts for adults of the myths and legends of ancient Greece and Rome. It gives a major ancient version of the main myths, a discussion of the development of the myth in ancient sources, some interpretation, and an account of the later influence of the myth in European culture/5.
Gods and Heroes, but that toward the end of the same century an editor renamed the book, giving it the title by which it is commonly known today, Bulfinch’s Mythology (Hansen –26). But the victory of the word “myth” in popular and scholarly usage did not mark an advance in. My sixth grader is studying ancient civilizations this year, and this book is the perfect compliment to his curriculum. He loves the engaging stories, and that there are myths from around the world, not just Greek/Roman/Norse. The illustrations are great/5(54). Ovid penned several works centering on both Roman myth and religion -- Metamorphoses and Fasti are two of his best-known works. His stories, while mostly Greek, contained Roman names. In Fasti he portrayed the festivals of the first six months of the old Roman calendar, the legends of the gods, and the origin of many of their : Donald L. Wasson. Roman mythology is the body of traditional stories pertaining to ancient Rome's legendary origins and religious system, as represented in the literature and visual arts of the Romans. "Roman mythology" may also refer to the modern study of these representations, and to the subject matter as represented in the literature and art of other cultures in any period. The Romans usually treated their traditional .
Include: Rome: From village to Empire Myths of Rome: The story of Aeneas The foundation of Rome and the early Kings Domestic religion and the early gods of Rome State religion in Republican Rome The introduction of new gods into Republican Rome The gods of the Roman Empire Rome and Christianity. Other Titles: Romans: Responsibility. Get this from a library! Gods and myths of the ancient world: the archaeology and mythology of ancient Egypt, ancient Greece and the Romans. [Mary Barnett]. This book provides a great overview of types of stories from myths and legends to folktales and personal narratives. Although the stories are provided from a Greek and Roman perspective, Hansen has linked some of them to the Bible as well as to modern times. He includes some great advice from the ancients.4/5(8). The main god and goddesses in Roman culture were Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva. Jupiter was a sky-god who Romans believed oversaw all aspects of life; he is thought to have originated from the Greek god Zeus. Jupiter also concentrated on protecting the Roman state. Military commanders would pay homage to Jupiter at his temple after winning in battle.