Mythology of the Romans by Evelyn Wolfson

By Evelyn Wolfson

Discover the tales of a few of the main well-liked Roman figures, resembling Romulus and Remus, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and Apollo. Roman mythology is predicated seriously at the Greek myths, and the 2 cultures percentage some of the similar gods and goddesses, less than diverse names. despite the fact that, Roman myths additionally contain a number of references to genuine, historic figures. This publication highlights tales from the complicated tradition that was once old Rome. every one bankruptcy is by means of a query and resolution part which covers topics, symbols, and characters; and professional observation which makes for nice dialogue. to permit republication of the unique textual content into e-book, paperback, and exchange versions, this e-book is built from ROMAN MYTHOLOGY.

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He wrote convincingly about these wars and other events using only snippets of history, and when wars did not fit properly into his story, he transformed current events into ancient ones. The Land The Italian peninsula extends out into the Mediterranean Sea and is often referred to as “the boot,” due to its boot-like shape. The country is surrounded on three sides by water: the Tyrrhenian Sea on the west, the Ionian Sea on the south, and the Adriatic Sea on the east. The Apennine mountain range dominates the central portion of the peninsula.

Q: Name three places where people went to learn of the oracles of Apollo. A: They went to Delphi in Greece, Anatolia in present-day Turkey, and the island of Delos in the Aegean Sea. Q: Mars was the Roman god of agriculture. With what Greek god did he become associated? A: Mars later became associated with Ares, the Greek god of war. Q: Venus was the Roman patroness of gardens and vineyards. With what Greek goddess did she become associated? A: Venus acquired the mythology of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty.

About this Book Legendary Facts and Fiction Roman and Greek mythology share many of the same gods and goddesses. However, Roman myths have evolved more from real, historical figures and events than did tales from Greek mythology. In Mythology of the Romans, Evelyn Wolfson explores the stories of some of the most prominent figures, such as Romulus and Remus, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and Apollo. Each tale includes a detailed introduction to the complex culture that was ancient Rome, as well as a questionand-answer section and expert commentary written by scholars and specialists on Roman mythology.

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