According to many scholars, ancient Greece and Rome provided the foundations of Western culture. More than two millennia later, myths of both civilizations are still being studied for their rich storytelling and insight into the cultures that spawned them. Their continued retelling speaks to their universal appeal. This revised edition of ""Greek and Roman Mythology A to Z"" illuminates the mythology at the core of those civilizations' beliefs. Entries of this title include: the most famous Greek and Roman gods and goddesses; the most memorable heroes and heroines; important topics in mythology and culture, such as household gods and Olympic Games; places such as Athens, Parnassus, and Rome; and, more.
Kathleen N. Daly is a freelance writer and consulting editor who has written more than 100 books for young readers. She holds an M.A. from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Marian Rengel holds an M.A. from St. Cloud State University and has written several books for young readers.