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Mythologica by Victoria Topping, Dr. Stephen P. Kershaw

Mythologica: An encyclopedia of gods, monsters and mortals from ancient Greek

Victoria Topping, Dr. Stephen P. Kershaw

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Wide Eyed Editions
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Publication date: 3 Sep 2019
ISBN: 9781786031921

An illustrated encyclopedia of characters from Greek mythology.

4 stars out of 5

"a glorious oversized compendium of Greek myths [that] strikes a satisfying balance between concision and nuance"

For seven and up, Mythologica is a glorious oversized compendium of Greek myths by Stephen Kershaw, a classics professor whose text strikes a satisfying balance between concision and nuance (Apollo’s eyes, for instance, “shone with divine brightness, but his smile was always mixed with anger”). Victoria Topping’s gold-leaf-and-collage illustrations evoke all the ferocity, beauty and fascination of Kershaw’s gods, heroes and beasts.

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