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Several of the best-loved Roman myths are gathered in this one beautiful abridged collection, from “Romulus and Remus” (which tells how Rome came to be) to “Cupid and Psyche,” “Oedipus and the Sphinx,” and more. For easy reference, there's also a detailed list and family tree of all the important gods and goddesses right at the start. Several of the best-loved Roman myths are gathered in this one beautiful abridged collection, from “Romulus and Remus” (which tells how Rome came to be) to “Cupid and Psyche,” “Oedipus and the Sphinx,” and more. For easy reference, there's also a detailed list and family tree of all the important gods and goddesses right at the start.


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Several of the best-loved Roman myths are gathered in this one beautiful abridged collection, from “Romulus and Remus” (which tells how Rome came to be) to “Cupid and Psyche,” “Oedipus and the Sphinx,” and more. For easy reference, there's also a detailed list and family tree of all the important gods and goddesses right at the start. Several of the best-loved Roman myths are gathered in this one beautiful abridged collection, from “Romulus and Remus” (which tells how Rome came to be) to “Cupid and Psyche,” “Oedipus and the Sphinx,” and more. For easy reference, there's also a detailed list and family tree of all the important gods and goddesses right at the start.

30 review for Roman Myths (Classic Starts)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Hana

    I learned that the names of the Roman gods and goddesses are:Saturn,Ops,Jupiter,Juno,Ceres,Pluto,Proserpina,Neptune,Vesta,Diana, Apollo,Mercury,Bacchus,Hercules,Venus,Cupid,Vulcan,Mars and Minerva.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Stevanny T

    This is probably a children book, but when I saw several of Classic Starts series at the book store, I decided to buy one. The book presented to you 10 classic Roman Myths as short stories which can take you back to ancient times, feel the story, and then as it finished, you can even take a simple life lesson out of it. Nice, right? :) As an adult reading this book I'm pleased with extra knowledge written in the introduction section. This is probably a children book, but when I saw several of Classic Starts series at the book store, I decided to buy one. The book presented to you 10 classic Roman Myths as short stories which can take you back to ancient times, feel the story, and then as it finished, you can even take a simple life lesson out of it. Nice, right? :) As an adult reading this book I'm pleased with extra knowledge written in the introduction section.

  3. 4 out of 5

    April

    For the Bear (5th grade). He really liked this (what he really enjoyed was reading the Greek myths and comparing!)

  4. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    It's interesting to see how the same stories can change depending on the culture, religion, and region. It's interesting to see how the same stories can change depending on the culture, religion, and region.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jeremy Manuel

    For those who don't know, ancient Roman religion wound up taking a lot of ideas from Greek mythology and giving the gods and goddesses name changes and maybe shifting their responsibilities slightly. This means that any student of Greek mythology is going to run into some overlap when it comes to reading Roman mythology. This isn't a terrible thing, but it will mean that you'll be familiar with a number of stories in this collection of Roman myths. There are a few stories here that are uniquely R For those who don't know, ancient Roman religion wound up taking a lot of ideas from Greek mythology and giving the gods and goddesses name changes and maybe shifting their responsibilities slightly. This means that any student of Greek mythology is going to run into some overlap when it comes to reading Roman mythology. This isn't a terrible thing, but it will mean that you'll be familiar with a number of stories in this collection of Roman myths. There are a few stories here that are uniquely Roman and are enjoyable to read, but there are a number of others that were stories I've read in collections of Greek mythology and it just winds up being slightly redundant. This is only a negative though if you're familiar with Greek mythology. One aspect I enjoyed very much was the introduction to the book. It gave a lot of information about how Roman culture and mythology shaped our calendar which I found to be really interesting and I didn't know all the info that was presented there. So while this isn't a bad book to introduce Roman myths to your kids, if you've spent any time with Greek mythology, you're going to run into about half of the book or so being stories that you've probably run into already. I mean that's probably going to be the case regardless of the Roman mythology book you look into, but it's probably worth knowing that up front.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Haribo451

    This is a fair collection of mythic stories that introduces children to works by Ovid and Virgil. Perhaps the best parts of the book are the introductions on the Roman gods (mostly stolen from the Greeks) and the Roman year. There are loads of facts here on Roman culture that proved to me that Romans weren’t just about warring and empire building. Of course, some of these stories are taken straight from Greek mythology, like the tales of Arachne and Oedipus. By the way, the only bit of Oedipus’s This is a fair collection of mythic stories that introduces children to works by Ovid and Virgil. Perhaps the best parts of the book are the introductions on the Roman gods (mostly stolen from the Greeks) and the Roman year. There are loads of facts here on Roman culture that proved to me that Romans weren’t just about warring and empire building. Of course, some of these stories are taken straight from Greek mythology, like the tales of Arachne and Oedipus. By the way, the only bit of Oedipus’s take told is his defeat of the Sphinx, in case any parents were worried about having to explain what happens between Oedipus and his parents to their children! The story of Cupid and Psyche (perhaps the creepiest of love stories) is told appropriately as well. Cupid still visits Psyche every night in the dark but if they do the deed, it is not explicitly told. This story is told in simple fairy tale fashion so readers can decide for themselves the ethics of Cupid’s deception of Psyche. Personally I liked the stories about Aeneas, which have convinced me to read Virgil’s Aenied when I wasn’t previously bothered about doing so. Also the illustrations are cracking, especially the drawing of a giant terrifying Sphinx.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Almachius

    Superb introduction to Roman mythology including some stories from Ovid. There's an excellent introduction and an appendix of questions too. Highly recommended self-read for ages 7 up, but could be read with much younger children or used as a great starting point for teenagers and adults too. Will be looking for more 'Classic Starts'. Two hour read. Plenty of scope for extended writing opportunities, and lots of morality to explore. Good. Superb introduction to Roman mythology including some stories from Ovid. There's an excellent introduction and an appendix of questions too. Highly recommended self-read for ages 7 up, but could be read with much younger children or used as a great starting point for teenagers and adults too. Will be looking for more 'Classic Starts'. Two hour read. Plenty of scope for extended writing opportunities, and lots of morality to explore. Good.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Tabby Kat

  9. 5 out of 5

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  11. 4 out of 5

    Miranda G

  12. 5 out of 5

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  14. 5 out of 5

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  15. 4 out of 5

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  16. 5 out of 5

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  17. 5 out of 5

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  18. 4 out of 5

    Price Savage

  19. 5 out of 5

    Anneke

  20. 4 out of 5

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  21. 4 out of 5

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  22. 4 out of 5

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  23. 4 out of 5

    jamid espandyari

  24. 5 out of 5

    Marek

  25. 5 out of 5

    MICHAEL PALONE

  26. 5 out of 5

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  27. 4 out of 5

    Eunice Lee

  28. 5 out of 5

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  30. 4 out of 5

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