Gifts From the Gods

Gifts From the Gods

Ancient Words & Wisdom From Greek and Roman Mythology

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Houghton
Ancient names come to rich and fascinating life in this lavishly illustrated gift book for mythology fans and word lovers.
Did you know that “museums” were initially temples built to worship the nine muses, the goddesses of the arts? That “Janus” was the god of the doorways and hallways, and we have named our janitors after him?
Where did these words — and other words, such as chaos, genius, nemesis, panic, echo, and narcissus — come from? From the ancient stories of the Greeks — stories that rang so true and wise that the names of the characters have survived for centuries as words we use every day. The brief stories here not only impart the subtle wisdom of these ancient tales, but make us understand the words, and our own world, more deeply.

Master storyteller Lise Lunge Larsen brings to life the ancient stories behind the enduring words the Greeks have given us. To be illustrated in full color.



Baker & Taylor
Connects commonly-used terms to classic stories from ancient Greece and Rome.

Baker
& Taylor

A lavishly illustrated, gift-appropriate reference for mythology fans and word aficionados connects commonly used terms to classic stories from ancient Greece and Rome. By the author of The Adventures of Thor the Thunder God. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Childrens, 2011
ISBN: 9780547152295
0547152299
Branch Call Number: 401.4 L9729g 2011 CHILD
Characteristics: 90 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Hinds, Gareth 1971-

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alnewt
Sep 21, 2014

my favorite story is ''The three Graces.''This book is good becouse:i like to hear storys about the greek gods!

flash2121 Jun 04, 2013

it a good book to read...

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