The bestselling compendium of ancient Greeces timeless tales and towering figures of mythology from a classics expert. The world of Greek mythology contains some of the most exciting and imaginative stories ever told. In Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths, bestselling author Bernard Evslin shares his passion for these fabulous tales and the eternal themes they so beautifully express. In this accessible overview, youll get to know the iconic gods, heroes, and tragic figures: Zeus, the all-powerful king of the gods; Hera, his cunning and jealous wife; King Midas, whose touch could turn anything into gold; the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his own creation; and many more. With each story, Evslin brings new life to these legendary characters and the magical world they inhabit. Translated into multiple languages, and with more than ten million copies sold, this invaluable resource has become a classic in itself. ...
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Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths Reviews
This is a pretty good book that goes over the Greek myths in a creative and entertaining way. For someone like me who already knows all these myths it doesn't introduce anything new or any of the lesser heroes.
We have known the Greek Gods, the demigods and the heroes through various re tellings in fiction and movies that try to capture their essence in terms of powers and conquests. These books have never been comprehensive in their approach to mythology. One book might deal with a few Gods and demigods at most at one time and even then if its a retelling lot of changes occur in the story. I had always wanted a book that could be read as Greek Mythology 101. Written with the uninitiated in mind. Berna ...more
One of my favorite stories in the book was Hephaestus, the Smith God the god who cast off a cliff, for being too ugly ,but was taken back when his gift as a smith was known to Olympus. As I read each story the ideas the greeks lived by became more clear.
The plot of the book is a series of old greek myths that taught morals and how things came to be. There was a lot of diversity with each story some being about those who are punished for loving themselves too much or some be ...more
I read " Heroes, Gods, and Monsters go Greek myths " by Bernard Evslin. Some things I liked about the book was it was a quick and simple read. I also liked that it had lots of myths in one book not one full myth.
I enjoyed the book being quick and simple because I am very busy and I do not have time to read about character development. For example when it talked about Theseus it said he was very proud, it did not build up the character to seem that way. If every character in all of these myths w ...more
This is a pretty good book of Greek Myths, written for school kids.
There’s some sly bits in here and a good chunk of “fantastic violence.”
I would have enjoyed this as a kid, and I’m glad I read it today.
Good for (mature) children and teens, or adults who want a story-like telling of some of the more popular myths. I found it took too many liberties with the myths for the sake of narrative, and in many cases only presented one of the many stories regarding the specific myth, but for people who want a more detailed introduction to the myths and have no interest in the academics of it, it's a good place to start.
even darker and grittier than I remember. Now I'm ready to reread all the Percy Jackson books (!!)
Obnoxious oversimplifications but it fits in your back pocket and is succinct enough to sneak in a story in a waiting room or on your lunch break.