It is a great introduction for a child into the classic greek myths. If you havent already read the iliad, the odyssey, and hesiods theogony, those are essentials for greek mythology. A 10,000 lakes tale added to the list by the author himself. These pictures range from artifacts from ancient greece to photos of greek landscapes to classic paintings of scenes from greek mythology. Greek myths classic starts series by diane namm goodreads. This arrangement makes it easy to follow the greek words especially the greek proper names as you read the translation. Classic starts treats the worlds beloved tales and children with the respect they deserveall at an incomparable price. Greek myths by diane namm available from rakuten kobo. It covers virtually every proper noun youll encounter when reading about greek mythology. This book gives a great start to many of the worlds mythologies.
Greek myths by diane namm, 9781402773129, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. The 10 best greek mythology books norse mythology for. Its actually surprisingly difficult to find where to begin. Greek myths classic starts series by diane namm, eric freeberg. I recommend reading rex warners men and gods if youre making reference to book sources. The odyssey classic starts series homers epic tale of the warrior odysseuss decadeslong struggle to return home after the trojan war is simply and beautifully retold, with all. The iliad is set during the trojan war, the tenyear siege of the city of troy by a coalition of greek kingdoms. Rose 1928 the complete world of greek mythology by. Welcome to the theoi project, a site exploring greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art. Ballet stories classic starts series by lisa church. The most complete collection of greek and roman myths specially arranged to be read aloud to children aged five to twelve.
Shakespeare, dickens, austen, chaucer, the brontes, wordsworth etc. Greek religion is not the same as greek mythology, which is concerned with traditional tales, though the two are closely interlinked. Find out which god never leaves olympus without his winged. What is the best way to start learning greek mythology. A book s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. It focuses on a quarrel between king agamemnon and the. The book explains how the greek gods came to be and then tells stories involving them. That said, some do more cleansing to appeal to the more naive person. Greek mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. I want to learn about greek mythology, where do i start. Removed, for not being part of the classic starts series.
The chapter length and wording are appropriate for elementaryaged children to read on their own. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading classic starts. Curiously, for a people so religiously minded, the greeks had no word for religion itself. Greek myths abridged edition by retold from the classic originals, eric freeberg isbn. Discover, download and read free and lowpriced ebooks on the subject of greek mythology. Greek mythology, mythology, short stories, myths, gods and goddesses, classic, ancient greece, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, part of a series. Pierre grimals dictionary of classical mythology reprinted by penguin books as the penguin dictionary of classical mythology is the best such guide available today. Start your myth unit out right by gathering together a rich collection of mythology resources from the library and the internet. Grimms fairy tales classic starts series by jacob grimm. All our pretty songs by sarah mccarry american gods by neil gaiman anansi boys by neil gaiman. The works of the greek tragedians, aeschylus, sophocles, and euripides, are also basics.
Greek mythology, mythology, short stories, myths, gods and goddesses. The paperback of the greek myths classic starts series by diane namm. Mythology by edith hamilton 1942 myths of the ancient greeks by richard p. I had read about greek mythology when i was in middle school, but had forgotten many of the stories and names. The odyssey classic starts series by tania zamorsky. This novel is written in a way that would be easier for younger students to understand, so as a future educator i could see myself using this particular version for third graders in partner with an introduction into greek mythology. Greek mythology activities grades 5 and up interviewing a god or goddess and mapping activities in greek mythology activities help students understand everything they need to know about greek mythology and learn important vocabulary thats so instrumental to the genre. It is likely that greek myths evolved from stories told in the minoan civilization of crete, which flourished from about 3000 to 1100 bce. This guide is designed to help you find information about greek mythology and mythological characters using the internet andor your local public library. Greek mythology are books about or based on the ancient greek myths as well as. The classic starts are abridged introductions to the classic novels, meaning that the story line is still intact without all of the difficult dialogue that is often in a classic heavy read.
This title is suitable for children aged 7 to 9 years old. Favorite greek myths grades 57 this book features 12 classic. Gr 24this take on roman mythology will make a nice addition most libraries. Elements of greek mythology appear many times in culture, including pop culture. The complete series list for classic starts sterling. The great stories of greek and roman mythology, specially arranged for children five and up by an educational expert by william f. Ages 10 and up this mythology handbook is overflowing with interesting facts and activities that will fascinate those with an interest in the stories of greek heroes, gods and goddesses. The myths were an attempt to explain the origins of the world and give it order. This book is labeled in the classic starts and is a retelling of the original from homer. Greek mythology is heavily intertwined with greek classical literature. I must create an artwork for class based off a greek myth. From icarus legendary flight to orpheus trip to the underwo. From icaruss legendary flight to orpheuss trip to the underworld, this stunning edition brings to life 15 classic greek myths. Easy to read and beautifully illustrated, it includes heracles mighty tasks, pandoras box, king midass golden touch, and more.
Greek mythology books non fiction its all greek to me. From icaruss legendary flight to orpheuss trip to the underworld, thi. It is difficult to know when greek mythology started, as it is believed to have stemmed from centuries of oral tradition. Those who do the reading aloud will be enlightened and rewarded, too. Greek myths classic starts series kindle edition by eric. There is a beautiful series of books called the masks of god by joseph campbell. Begin by reading aloud two or three myths such as theseus and the minotaur and pegasus and bellerephon. The greek myths book does a nice job of taking out the more gory details involved in. The best way to begin your search is to figure out key terms that point to the specific information you need. The 10 best greek mythology books norse mythology for smart. Best books for kids and adults interested in greek mythology.
The classic starts series is a fantastic introduction to books that may be difficult for the younger audience. It had withstood the test of time, surviving largely through the works of classical writers between the time of greek colonisation of the mediterranean 8th century bc and the decline of the roman empire ad 3rd. The three musketeers classic starts series by alexandre. An introduction provides information on the roman people and how their mythology changed over time from a focus on nameless entities to figures with specific personalities and areas of interests, closely modeled after the greek gods and goddesses. If it was classics of english literature, there are clear starting points and canonical texts. Spark an interest in greek mythology with these fabulous kids books that recount the classic stories. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.
Theoi greek mythology exploring mythology in classical. Euripides may be the easiest to digest for modern american readers. Mythological elements feature in renaissance art and in english. Weve compiled a list of the best greek mythology books, movies and. This volume is designed as a companion to the standard undergraduate mythology textbooks or, when assigned alongside the central greek and roman works, as a sourcebased alternative to those textbooks. For internet sources you should try first greek gods greek goddesses greek myths and then women in greek myths. The works contained the oldest myths in european history. Greek myths classic starts series kindle edition by freeberg, eric, namm, diane, pober ed. The only problem is that i must select a myth or portion of a. This particular book is full of complete poems as well as tantalizing fragments and commentary revolving around the trojan war. What are some of the good books on greek, roman and. Take a class voyage into the world of the greek mythologya s rich and powerful stories. In addition to the complete texts of the homeric hymns and hesiods theogony, this collection provides generous selections from over 50 texts composed between the.
Classical mythology is a term often used to designate the myths belonging to the greek and roman traditions. The loeb classical library books give the greek and english texts on facing pages. I was wondering if there were any books or documentaries that were good for learning about greek myths. This book is probably good background material for more recent book the classic starts series is a fantastic introduction to books that may be difficult for the younger audience. We asked you to share your favorite modern books inspired by mythology and you answered. Classic greek and roman myths here we present myths from two of the worlds greatest civilizations, greece and rome. I think this is a good book for people who are new to greek myths. The aim of the project is to provide a comprehensive, free reference guide to the gods theoi, spirits daimones, fabulous creatures theres and heroes of ancient greek mythology and religion.1295 493 106 887 361 1051 1441 897 1227 1162 967 91 452 840 1298 1146 1017 1505 1225 1087 721 861 800 867 1590 853 161 832 1549 772 791 955 324 1286 1585 718 298 631 804 484 143 532 875 822 750 208 234 278 69 51