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Heroines of Olympus

The Women of Greek Mythology

Ellie Mackin Roberts



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05 January 2021
Goddesses, monsters, humans and the semi-divine - whether courageous or meek, gruesome or irresistible, female characters are ever present on the peripheries of the great Greek myths, but rarely do they take centre stage. Their time has finally come to act as protagonists in their own stories.

Heroines of Olympus retells the tales of 50 classic characters, plucking the threads of their lives from the myriad narratives in which they have appeared and weaving them together to create the full stories of these legendary women. Each story is accompanied by a captivating illustration and followed by a critical analysis of their role in the tradition of Greek storytelling, and in ancient society. Renowned ancient historian Ellie Mackin Roberts offers a contemporary perspective on loved, reviled and feared figures who are finally placed at the centre of their own story.
Imprint:   WELBECK
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 150mm, 
ISBN:   9781787394926
ISBN 10:   1787394921
Pages:   208
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ellie Mackin Roberts is an ancient historian who works on ancient Greek religious practices, and the way that people interacted with and reacted to the gods and their beliefs. She is a Research Associate at the Institute of Classical Studies in London, and took her PhD in Classic at King's College London.

Reviews for Heroines of Olympus: The Women of Greek Mythology

'Switching the focus of Greek myths to bring women, so frequently the supporting cast, to the fore is refreshing and provides a modern take on some very old stories' * Fortean Times, *

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