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Publication Date: 2004
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Series: Complete Idiot's Guide
First told centuries ago, the ancient myths of the Greeks and Romans continue to fascinate and influence the world today. The expanded edition of this popular guide examines why these legends remain an integral part of human history, citing their literary value, and their presence throughout popular culture in such works as J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter novels, and the Coen brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou?.
Features a 50-page whos who glossary of classical mythological characters from both the Greek and Roman versions
An updated look at recent movies and television series based on mythology, including Helen of Troy, HBOs animated Odyssey, and the Disney Channels Hercules
Dana L. Burgess, Ph.D., is a tenured associate professor of foreign languages and literatures, and classics, at Whitman College. He received both his Ph.D. in Greek and M.A. in Latin from Bryn Mawr College.