Myths: Tales of the Greek and Roman Gods

Lucia Impelluso
780 pages
390 color illustrations
6.2 x 5 inches

Beginning with the stories of Earth’s creation and its early rulers, the Titans, this book recounts the tales and describes the major figures of Greek and Roman mythology in sections on the gods of the sky, the sea, the earth, and the underworld; the Fates and the Muses; monsters; human heroes; and the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid. Author Lucia Impelluso has drawn from a variety of sources, including the plays of Euripides and Aeschylus, the epics of Homer and Virgil, Aesop’s fables, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Petrarch’s sonnets, and the works of Pindar, Sophocles, Plutarch, Pliny the Elder, and Bocaccio. Here are beloved stories, retold concisely and richly illustrated.