Sunday 19 April 2015

Book Review: Myths: Tales of the Greek and Roman Gods by Lucia Impelluso

Title: Myths: Tales of the Greek and Roman Gods
Author: Lucia Impelluso
Publisher: Abrams

Publication Date: 2008 (2007)
Pages: 780
Format: Hardback
Genre: Mythology
Source: Bought Copy
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From the same series as Abrams’ successful Saints and Angels comes Myths, richly illustrated with representations of these celestial heralds from ancient murals and pottery to the paintings of Gustav Klimt and Odilon Redon. Author Lucia Impelluso has drawn from a variety of sources, including the plays of Euripides and Aeschylus, the epics of Homer and Virgil, Aesop’s fables, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Petrarch’s sonnets, and the works of Pindar, Sophocles, Plutarch, Pliny the Elder, and Bocaccio. (Goodreads Synopsis)

There are many excellent books out there on the Greek and Roman myths, but I'm glad I came across this one. Full of gorgeous illustrations from across the centuries it is the perfect addition to the library of anyone who loves both mythology and fine art.

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