The Everything Classical Mythology Book by Nancy Conner
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No, it's not the latest reality TV search for love--it's classical mythology. For years, people have turned to the ancient Greek and Roman myths for entertaining reading, unbelievable storylines, unique characters, and unparalleled drama. This guide explains the great stories and how they still influence literature, entertainment, and everyday life. From heroes and heroines to monsters and villains, this entertaining guide covers it all. Inside, you will learn how:The Greeks defeated the TitansOdysseus tricked the CyclopsHercules accomplished the twelve laborsPeruses slew MedusaThe Greeks bested the TrojansHades abducted PersephoneBellerophon killed the ChimeraWith an easy reference chart of the gods and goddesses and their interrelations, this action-packed book helps you bring classical mythology to life!

 

About Nancy Conner

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Nancy Conner has a Ph.D. in English from Brown University and has taught writing, including technical writing, to college students for more than a dozen years. She is currently a freelance copyeditor, specializing in technical books covering topics ranging from the MS Office suite to programming languages to advanced network security. Matthew MacDonald is a science and technology writer with well over a dozen books to his name. Web novices can tiptoe out onto the Internet with him in Creating a Website: The Missing Manual. HTML fans can learn about the cutting edge of web design in HTML5: The Missing Manual. And human beings of all description can discover just how strange they really are in the quirky handbooks Your Brain: The Missing Manual and Your Body: The Missing Manual.
 
Published January 18, 2010 by Adams Media. 306 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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