Gifts from the Gods
Stories are powerful, and some stories last for centuries, frequently being told and retold. Some stories are so influential they even affect our language. This unique collection of stories explains English words and phrases that originated from Greek and Roman mythology. Before each story, a word or phrase is given with a dictionary definition and a quote using it in a sentence. Then the story brings it to life, retelling the myth that gave the word its meaning. Each page is beautifully and dramatically illustrated by Gareth Hinds in a style similar to graphic novels. Includes a glossary with pronunciations in the back of the book. 90 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel E.
Did you know that museums were initially temples built to worship the nine muses? That Janus was the god of doorways and hallways, and after him we have named janitors? Where did these words--and other words, such as chaos, genius, nemesis, panic, and echo, come from? From the ancient stories of the Greeks--stories that rang so true and wise that the names of the characters have survived for centuries as words we use every day. This rich collection of myths is perfect for the classroom or as a gift book.