Gods, Demigods and Demons An Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology by Bernard Evslin
  

Gods, Demigods and Demons An Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology

Written by Bernard Evslin
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Gods, Demigods and Demons An Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology by Bernard Evslin

The essential companion guide for all readers of Greek mythology Do you know the story behind Pandora's Box, or the difference between Hercules and Heracles? Turn to this alphabetic encyclopedia, with more than 540 entries detailing all the major and minor characters, events, and settings of Greek mythology, from an introduction to the nymph Acantha to a succinct characterization of Zeus, the all-powerful ruler of the gods. This invaluable reference covers all types of heroes, gods, demigods, creatures, demons, and notable mortals, with their classic stories retold in riveting summaries. This comprehensive guide brings Greek mythology to life, and includes a helpful pronunciation key.

About the Author

Bernard Evslin (1922-1993) was a bestselling and award-winning author known for his works on Greek and other cultural mythologies. The New York Times called him one of the most widely published authors of classical mythology in the world. He was born in New Rochelle, New York, and attended Rutgers University. After several years working as a playwright, screenwriter, and documentary producer, he began publishing novels and short stories in the late 1960s. During his long career, Evslin published more than seventy books-over thirty of which were for young adults. His bestseller Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths has been translated into ten different languages and has sold more than ten million copies worldwide. He won the National Education Association Award in 1961, and in 1986 his book Hercules received the Washington Irving Children's Book Choice Award. Evslin died in Kauai, Hawaii, at the age of seventy-seven.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
260 pages
Interest Age: From 8 to 12 years

Author

Bernard Evslin
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Publisher

Open Road Media

Publication date

20th December 2012

ISBN

9781453272961


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