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Mythology Chapter Summary & Analysis - Introduction to Classical Mythology Summary

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Introduction to Classical Mythology Summary and Analysis

Mythology is a book about the myths and stories of the ancient Greeks and Romans. It focuses particularly on the gods and the heroes, and how they interacted with each other, as well as exploring some of origin myths such as how certain flowers were created. The sources for the various myths are given in italics at the beginning of each chapter, and these range from eleventh century BC Greek to second century AD Roman. At the end of the book an introduction to Norse mythology is given, with a brief discussion of their main gods and heroes.

The Greeks created their gods in their own image, unlike the mythologies and religions of other peoples such as the Egyptians and Assyrians. Not only were the Greek gods human in appearance, they also acted in a very human manner. This...

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