Book Reviews of The Greek Myths (Volume 1)

The Greek Myths (Volume 1)
The Greek Myths - Volume 1
Author: Robert Graves
ISBN-13: 9780140010268
ISBN-10: 0140010262
Publication Date: 12/1/1990
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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Excellent as a reference for a student of mythology, religion, and Greek history, but not for casual readers who want a good story. The re-tellings of the myths are as brief and colorless as possible (though there are a great many) -- the real purpose behind the books is for the author to explain his theory of Greek myths, that they may all be interpreted as pseudo-historical stories chronicling the decline of the Goddess cult in Greece as it was replaced by patriarchal religions.