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.
Ellie Mackin Roberts
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01 December 2020
Includes: Aphrodite, Artemis, Echo, Erinyes, Hebe, Iris, Minthe, Nemesis, Persephone, Thetis, Andromache, Cassandra, Chryseis, Daphne, Hermione, Iphigeneia, Naucissa, Maia, Penthesilea and more.
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.