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You will learn the story, for instance, of a proud young man who doesn't really know who he is.
As he discovers more about himself, he finds out—to his horror—that he has unwittingly killed his father and married his mother. You will accompany Heracles as he battles monstrous foes in heaven and hell.
This book will also introduce you to the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus: Zeus and Hera, Poseidon and Hades, Athena and Aphrodite, to name a few.
Though powerful and immortal, these gods were not above the lust, jealousy, and fits of temper that we normally associate not with the divine, but with our own baser instincts.
You will encounter fantastic beasts and fearsome foes on the long journeys of Odysseus and Aeneas.
In this book, you will also meet lovers of all kinds: unrequited Echo, ever-faithful Penelope, abandoned Dido, and self-absorbed Narcissus.
D., lives in Walla Walla, Washington, where he is an Associate Professor of Classical Languages and Literatures at Whitman College.
He previously taught at both Dartmouth College and Bryn Mawr College, where he received a Master's degree in Latin and a doctorate in Greek.
He has taught college courses in both Greek and Roman literature, Greek civilization, the Ancient Theatre, and ancient mythology as well as a high school course on Myth and Popular Culture.
Kevin Osborn is the author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Bringing Up Baby, The Complete Idiots Guide to Fatherhood, and The Complete Idiots Guide to Parenting a Preschooler and Toddler, Too. Penguin Group (Canada), 10 Alcorn Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4V 3B2 (a division of Pearson Penguin Canada Inc.) Penguin Books Ltd, 80 Strand, London WC2R ORL, England Penguin Ireland, 25 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland (a division of Penguin Books Ltd) Penguin Group (Australia), 250 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, Victoria 3124, Australia (a division of Pearson Australia Group Pty Ltd) Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd, 11 Community Centre, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi - 110 017, India Penguin Group (NZ), Cnr Airborne and Rosedale Roads, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand (a division of Pearson New Zealand Ltd) Penguin Books (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd, 24 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa Penguin Books Ltd, Registered Offices: 80 Strand, London WC2R ORL, England Copyright © 2004 by Kevin Osborn and Dana Burgess All rights reserved.
He has written more than three dozen books for both adults and children, including Ghosts and Witches, entertaining accounts of human encounters with otherworldly beings. ALPHA BOOKS Published by the Penguin Group Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, U. No part of this book shall be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from the publisher.