This is the latest in an inspiring series exploring the cultures, philosophies and religions of the world with bitesize information and beautiful illustrations. The fascinating characters and tales from Greek mythology have long intrigued us. From Zeus and Aphrodite to heroes such as Hercules and Achilles, learn about the Greeks' myths and beliefs in the context of their native landscape, the pantheon of deities worshipped, the core myths that fall into themes such as creation and quest, and how these coincide with other civilisations' mythology and inform our culture today.
Dr Stephen Instone lectures in Classics, and is an Honorary
Research Fellow, at University College London. He has published widely
on one of the greatest sources for Greek myths, the poet Pindar.
Shelley Instone has an MA in Children's Literature from the National Centre for
Research in Children's Literature at the University of Roehampton, and
specialized in the reception of Classical culture in modern children's
Rachel Storm studied at Oxford University and the University of London and has written widely on religion, mysticism, mythology and ancient cultures. She is the author of several books, including In Search of Heaven on Earth and Myths of the Near East. Publications she has written for include The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph.