Greek Myths by Shoshanna Kirk

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Here is the stuff legends are made of in 25 of the most beloved tales from Greek mythology, complemented with gorgeous illustrations by artist Tinou Le Joly Senoville. These classic, timeless stories have been crafted into a concise, intriguing, and very readable romp through the human condition. Arranged by emotional theme—cunning, vanity, vengeance, heroism—each exciting tale hones in on the frailties and strengths, desires and jealousies of gods who attempt to act like mortals and mortals who dare to be gods. Originally conceived to help early civilizations comprehend the emotions and culture of an ancient world, these myths remain as compelling today as they were thousands of years ago. From the miraculous birth of Athena in the heavens to Odysseus and his skillful slaying of the Cyclops on Earth to Persephone's abduction into the underworld, Greek Myths is a glorious introduction to the world of mythology.
 

About Shoshanna Kirk

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Shoshanna Kirk received her master's in art history from the University of Michigan, where she specialized in classical antiquity. She lives in San Francisco. This is her first book. Tinou Le Joly Senoville is an illustrator based in Paris. She has done illustration for such diverse international clients as the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, Shape magazine, Veuve Clicquot champagne, and Häagen Dazs ice cream.
 
Published January 13, 2012 by Chronicle Books LLC. 144 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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