Greek mythology has not only influenced greek culture, it has also, in some ways, influenced us today. All our pretty songs by sarah mccarry american gods by neil gaiman anansi boys by neil gaiman. The new national geographic treasury of greek mythology offers timeless stories of greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Favorite greek myths classic books for children at. List of 10 best books to read about greek mythology. Greek mythology books retellings, translations, and commentary continue to be some of my favorite reads. Tanglewood tales audiobook by nathaniel hawthorne 18041864 all mythology andor hawthorne lovers unite. For adults with more advanced knowledge for those already familiar with bulfinch, the next book to pick up is timothy gantz early greek myths, although this is a 2volume reference work, rather than a book to read. Delve into these tales of war, destruction, love, and rebirth, and superstition now. Dec 25, 2010 besides edith hamiltos mythology and the obvious the iliad and the odyssey, some great books on greek mythology are. Greek mythology this is a wikipedia book, a collection of wikipedia articles that can be easily saved, imported by an external electronic rendering service, and ordered as a printed book.
Timeless tales of gods and heroes by edith hamilton. Aug 25, 2014 a child who shares her name with a greek god wants to learn more about the legends and history behind her name. The greek myths by robert graves 1956 gods and heroes of ancient greece by gustav schwab 1837 gods, heroes and men of ancient greece by w. Jenny marchs acclaimed dictionary of classical mythology, first published in 1998 but long out of print, has been extensively revised and expanded including a completely new set of beautiful linedrawing illustrations for this oxbow edition. Entertaining and educational, the everything classical mythology book is a superb introduction to ancient greek and roman mythology. From the heights of mount olympus to the depths of the underworld all you need to know about the classical myths by nancy conner feb 10, 2010. Welcome to the theoi project, a site exploring greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art. Contents 8 introduction vii map of the greek world, c. The complete idiots guide to classical mythology, alpha books, new york, new york. Pdf the complete world of greek mythology download full. It retells stories of greek, roman, and norse mythology drawn from a variety sources.
This book features 12 classic stories from greek mythology, including stories of echo and narcissus, and cupid and psyche. Greek mythology was part of the religion in ancient greece. Greek mythology, peter bedrick books, new york, new york. Believe it or not, some of my favorite kinds of books are the ones that pull from. Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, heroines, monsters, and classic greek myths of all time. The book explains how the greek gods came to be and then tells stories involving them. Kamila shamsies home fire is a modern reworking of the greek classic, antigone, by sophocles. Not that big a book for a library of greek mythology, but there is a lot of information. Listeners will gain a deeper insight into the characters motives and the varying depictions of the original greek myths. Theres a bewildering array of books out there on greek mythology. If youre still fascinated with greek mythology books, or looking for percy jackson or circe readalikes, youll find the best of them here for adults, teens, and kids alike. Whether its adapted fairy tales, rewritten classic literature, updated fables, or modern greek mythology retellings, im a sucker for rereading tales ive already been told in new and exciting.
Timeless tales of gods and heroes is a book written by edith hamilton, published in 1942 by little, brown and company. Pyramid scheme, by dave freer and eric flint multiple formats at filed under. If you havent already read the iliad, the odyssey, and hesiods theogony, those are essentials for greek mythology. It is a comprehensive a z guide to greek and roman mythology.
As such, its long been one of the main ancient sources that scholars have used to piece together greek mythology. Bulfinchs mythology originally published as three volumes by thomas bulfinch 1855 mythology by edith hamilton 1942 myths of the ancient greeks by richard p. Building on the bestselling tradition of previous editions, classical mythology, 6e examines the literary tradition of greek and roman mythology through extensive translations of original mythological sources. From immortal gods, goddesses, and heroes to unusual creatures and demigods, these greek mythology books for. Favorite greek myths the light which comes from the sun, while helios was the god of the sun itself. Treasury of greek mythology by donna jo napoli and christina balit is national geographics own book on greek mythology. Th e rays of sunlight, which might sometimes be seen across a dark cloud, were apollos golden arrows. The great stories of greek and roman mythology, specially arranged for children five and up by an educational expert by william f.
Greek mythology is the set of stories about the gods, goddesses, heroes and rituals of ancient greeks. Silver honor bookscalifornia reading association capitol choices 2012 list of noteworthy titles for children and teens 2012 notable childrens booksalsc the new national geographic treasury of greek mythology offers timeless stories of greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Many books, movies, games, constellations, company names, astrological signs, planets, buildings, architectural designs and city names were based on or influenced by greek mythology in some way. We asked you to share your favorite modern books inspired by mythology and you answered. For more information on that sites content please refer to the theoi greek mythology site bibliography. What are the best books on greek myths for young children.
Discuss your interest in the exploration of mythology, philosophy and history in relation to the trojan war. Theoi greek mythology exploring mythology in classical. A lookitup guide to the gods of mythology, by megan e. Another deservedly popular and impeccably newbiefriendly. George bernard shaws play pygmalion is a modern, rationalized retelling of the ancient greek legend of pygmalion. The book is full of amazing stories and beautiful pictures. See more ideas about my books, books and good books. For those of us who cannot recount the twelve labours of hercules, how odysseus tricked the trojans, why the phrase achilles heel was first coined, or how medusa was slain, this comprehensive volume will provide answers to these and hundreds more enquiries. Brought to life with lyrical text by awardwinning author.
Books for teaching ancient greece and mythology scholastic. When youre seeking a departure and or an awakening, read these 20 mythology books, from classic greek titles to japanese, russian, irish, and african stories. Favorite greek myths soon the sky was a sheet of fl ame, the sea boiled, the. The best rendentions and other greek mythinspired ya and childrens fiction. The greek myths is a classic among classics, a treasure trove of. Classical mythology is a term often used to designate the myths belonging to the greek and roman traditions. The only work of its kind to survive from classical antiquity, the library of apollodorus is a unique guide to greek mythology, from the origins of the universe to the trojan war.
The opus of greek mythology is pretty large, there are a lot more books, but the above ones are kinda influential in their own right. The works contained the oldest myths in european history. This list of books about greek or roman mythology is sponsored by little, brown and company, publisher of circe by madeline miller. See more ideas about mythology books, mythology and percy jackson party. Edith hamiltons book, mythology, is the best book on mythology besides classic textbooks.
Best books about greek mythology for a starter this year i started to be very interested in mythology and know i came here to have some books about greek mythology recommended about everything or maybe the books from the most important stories heracles, perseus and medusa, etc. Greek mythology is heavily intertwined with greek classical literature. These rich, powerful stories stand the test of time and challenge readers to engage their close reading and critical thinking skills. Classical greek fiction and prose this is where you will find books on homers iliad and odyssey here are some of the titles you might find in these areas of the library.
Here is a delightful collection of charming stories from greek mythology. The classical mythology has epics and tales of the ancient greek and roman myths and literatures. The 10 best greek mythology books norse mythology for smart. The following is a list of gods, goddesses and many other divine and semidivine figures from ancient greek mythology and ancient greek religion.
The greeks created images of their deities for many purposes. Tales of greek mythology have entertained countless generations of young readers with their accounts of brave heroes and heroines and the marvels and monsters that they encounter. Rouse 1934 bulfinchs mythology originally published as three volumes by thomas bulfinch 1855 mythology by edith hamilton 1942 myths of the ancient greeks by richard p. If youre fascinated by greek mythology books, or looking for percy jackson. The aim of the project is to provide a comprehensive, free reference guide to the gods theoi, spirits daimones, fabulous creatures theres and heroes of ancient greek mythology and religion. Aug 24, 2017 this pageturner brings the furies of greek mythology to the modern world in this actionpacked story full of lots of plot twists. Discover, download and read free and lowpriced ebooks on the subject of greek mythology. The greek and roman myths show great variety and originality that has not being matched. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Really good book full of greek myths, contains all the main myths. The 10 best greek mythology books norse mythology for. The library of greek mythology oxford worlds classics. List of books and articles about greek mythology online.
The book doctor goes on a search for the best myth collections for small children. Ever since its original publication in 1942, edith hamiltons mythology has. While it pained us to remove the classic stories of gods. Jan 04, 2006 the ancient texts we call greek myths are our window into the distant past, a view of a world that existed not only in the mind of the poets, but also in the hearts of the humble natives of ancient greece. Currently, the best greek mythology book is the timeless tales of gods and heroes.
Introduce students to the classic, compelling adventures of ancient greece in this accessible collection of greek mythology books. Bulfinch is widely available, including online, and the stories entertain as well as explain, with the caveat that he prefers roman names like jupiter and proserpine to zeus. Greek myths classic starts series by diane namm goodreads. Mythology by edith hamilton 1942 myths of the ancient greeks by richard p.
Pandora series pandora gets vain, etc by carolyn hennessy goddess girls series athena the. What are some good fiction novels on greek or roman mythology. But circe is a strange childnot powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. A complete and enjoyable text which ive read since i was 8 and never stopped. For those already familiar with bulfinch, the next book to pick up is timothy gantz early greek myths, although this is a 2volume reference work, rather than a book to read.
It also draws on a considerably wider selection of classical literature. Kamila shamsie,man booker longlist,greek mythology all of author kamila shamsies books have a touch of mythology. Greek mythology explained audiobook by marios christou. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. Silver honor books california reading association capitol choices 2012 list of noteworthy titles for children and teens 2012 notable childrens books alsc the new national geographic treasury of greek mythology offers timeless stories of greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Discover six classic greek myths in this exciting retelling that paints both famous and lesser known characters in a whole new light. To be truly familiar with greek mythology, you really should know a good portion of the allusions ovid makes. It is a great introduction for a child into the classic greek myths. One of the necessary books you must buy if youre interested in greek myth. Exciting new stories based on classic myths and legends from. Brought to life with lyrical text by awardwinning author donna jo napoli and stunning artwork by awardwinning illustrator christina balit, the tales of gods and goddesses such as zeus, aphrodite, apollo, and athena and heroes and monsters such as helen of troy, perseus, and. While compiling this list of 50 classical mythology retellings, i found a link connecting many of the modern retellings a link that will be obvious if youve read margaret atwoods penelopiad or madeline millers circe. Follow the likes of odysseus, lamia, bellerophon, icarus, medusa, and artemis as their fates are revealed through bloody trials, gutwrenching betrayals, sinister. Mythology retells ancient myths youre familiar with, like hercules, or.
The library of greek mythology is unique among other greek mythology books, as it is the only book to survive from classical antiquity. Greek mythology for teens takes classical mythology to a new level by relating ancient stories to the culture, history, art, and literature of today. Heroes, heroines, monsters, and classic greek myths of all time. It is difficult to know when greek mythology started, as it is believed to have stemmed from centuries of oral tradition. Modern women are retelling classic tales through the. The library of greek mythology by apollodorus books on. It provides a detailed description and history of the greek myth and has had a great impact on many writers.
Curtain call with the above books and activities, students will build a solid foundation of knowledge related to greek mythology. The introduction and index pages at the back are really helpful and some are arranged into themes. In the house of helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the titans, a daughter is born. Ages 10 and up this mythology handbook is overflowing with interesting facts and activities that will fascinate those with an interest in the stories of greek heroes, gods and goddesses. If i wanted to learn about greek mythology, what would be the. The other answers have already mentioned rick riordans books which are very good so definitely check them out if youre a beginner to greek and roman mythology.
Jun 12, 2008 buy the library of greek mythology oxford worlds classics by apollodorus, hard, robin isbn. It is a classic book that has dense writings about greek mythology, from the origin of the universe to the trojan war. Richard as one of the most popular books ever published in the united states. A wonder book for girls and boys features six classic tales. This captivating book will take you on a beautiful journey through he fascinating world of greek mythology. By purchasing books through this website, you support our non. The book uses the innovative approach of readers theater to teach mythology to teens, asking them to act out the stories and become engaged in a common learning experience. Best books for kids and adults interested in greek mythology. Apollodorus library has been used as a source book by classicists from the time of its compilation in the 1st2nd century bc to the present, influencing writers from. For somewhat older people who are curious about the stories and reallife history related to greek myths, a good choice is thomas bulfinchs the age of fable or stories of gods and heroes coupled with ovids metamorphoses. From icaruss legendary flight to orpheuss trip to the underworld, thi. Love in the time of global warming by francesca lia block this postapocalpytic retelling of the odyssey features four queer kids and blocks signature lush and descriptive writing style. Jun 02, 2015 we asked you to share your favorite modern books inspired by mythology and you answered. Pandora series pandora gets vain, etc by carolyn hennessy goddess girls series athena the brain, etc by joan holub and suzanne williams.77 590 870 1497 579 518 476 1115 755 1363 267 341 526 1372 378 491 172 201 518 290 1396 244 1431 560 192 1412 1416 1259 850 286 115 612