The Greek and Roman Myths
A Guide to the Classical Stories
written by Philip Matyszak
Thames and Hudson | ISBN 9780500251737
Hardback – 224 pages
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Who was Pandora and what was in her famous box? How did Achilles get his Achilles heel?
Why is a type of computer virus known as a Trojan horse? The myths of ancient Greece and Rome are still a part of modern life and language. This book takes the fragments we half remember and guides us through the foundational stories of classical myth. Philip Matyszak explains the events and introduces the major plots and characters. He also shows how the stories have survived and influenced culture, from Renaissance painting and sculpture to modern opera, literature, film and everyday products.