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  1. 4 out of 5

    Tekla György (teklakonyvei)

    Ellie Mackin Roberts történész, aki az ókori görögökre, illetve a görög istenekre és vallása specializálódott, így az Olümposzi hősnők – Nőalakok a görög mitológiában című kötet ennek fejében igencsak részletes, és feltehetőleg történelmileg hű lett. Nem utolsó sorban közérthető, és remek mankóként szolgálhat mindenkinek, aki most fedezi fel magának a görög mitológia gazdag világát. Bővebben: https://www.gyorgytekla.hu/2022/07/el... Ellie Mackin Roberts történész, aki az ókori görögökre, illetve a görög istenekre és vallása specializálódott, így az Olümposzi hősnők – Nőalakok a görög mitológiában című kötet ennek fejében igencsak részletes, és feltehetőleg történelmileg hű lett. Nem utolsó sorban közérthető, és remek mankóként szolgálhat mindenkinek, aki most fedezi fel magának a görög mitológia gazdag világát. Bővebben: https://www.gyorgytekla.hu/2022/07/el...

  2. 5 out of 5

    julia smith

    I really enjoyed reading the stories of all these women and how significant, or insignificant, they were to greek mythology. This book highlights how the women were both cruel and kind, whether they were mortal or immortal, rich or poor. I just wished there was a part on medusa. Also loved the illustrations for each woman and the little fiction part before each woman.

  3. 5 out of 5

    BiblioKel

    I really loved this book. It's exactly the kind of book I want on my bookshelf as a quick reference or refresher when reading the Greek Myths or Greek Classics. It's not a story book, it's more like a very short, concise wiki page on each figure that sums up the main points of their story/stories. I also love the grecian art style of the illustrations. I really loved this book. It's exactly the kind of book I want on my bookshelf as a quick reference or refresher when reading the Greek Myths or Greek Classics. It's not a story book, it's more like a very short, concise wiki page on each figure that sums up the main points of their story/stories. I also love the grecian art style of the illustrations.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Mae

    Such a fascinating look into the heroines/goddesses/etc. of Greek Mythology and those illustrations are just 😍

  5. 4 out of 5

    Eves

    As someone that thoroughly enjoys Greek mythology but doesn't necessarily know all of the characters in all of the stories, this was a great informational book about women in Greek myths filled with beautiful illustrations and to the point retellings of their role in their myth. Like I said, I don't know it all, however given all the well known females, I thought I'd just be rehashing my knowledge of those, however Ellie Mackin Roberts has also shed light on some of those characters that tend to As someone that thoroughly enjoys Greek mythology but doesn't necessarily know all of the characters in all of the stories, this was a great informational book about women in Greek myths filled with beautiful illustrations and to the point retellings of their role in their myth. Like I said, I don't know it all, however given all the well known females, I thought I'd just be rehashing my knowledge of those, however Ellie Mackin Roberts has also shed light on some of those characters that tend to get left behind so I found myself learning more about characters and wanting to explore more about them. What this lacked, if you could call it that, is needing more. A few pages on each female didn't feel like enough for some of them (and even less for Echo who literally had one page whereas everyone else had at three? maybe a misprint, idk) and I'd love to know more but that's not what this book is trying to be. I'm just invested and want the easy way out. Given my enjoyment though I'd definitely be interested in reading more about Greek myths from Ellie Mackin Roberts as she knows her stuff. Recommend if you're a mythology buff or even if you're not. The book itself is stunning (entirely a cover buy, I'll admit) and the illustrations of the females just get more beautiful as you go through the book. Loved it!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kat

    This was very strangely written, with each woman having a page of overdramatic blurb written like a book teaser, and then a couple more pages of more normally written description. Quite often it turns out to be about what men or gods around her did instead of what the woman or goddess did. I think the author is trying to give a different perspective, just not always succeeding. Some of her word choices/sentences constructions are pretty odd too. Poor Ariadne gets 'abandoned to death'! (That Thes This was very strangely written, with each woman having a page of overdramatic blurb written like a book teaser, and then a couple more pages of more normally written description. Quite often it turns out to be about what men or gods around her did instead of what the woman or goddess did. I think the author is trying to give a different perspective, just not always succeeding. Some of her word choices/sentences constructions are pretty odd too. Poor Ariadne gets 'abandoned to death'! (That Theseus is the absolute worst! Men in Ancient Greece really couldn't keep it in their... robes.)

  7. 5 out of 5

    Gwen

    The cover and the illustrations inside this book are absolutely beautiful! This book gave an insight into the lives of 50 significant women in Greek mythology and I definitely learned a lot from this book. It made me feel quite a few emotions because a lot of Greek mythology is quite tragic however at times you can understand why certain things happened and just feel sympathetic towards certain people. It may be because this is the first more in depth mythology book I've read but I struggled to The cover and the illustrations inside this book are absolutely beautiful! This book gave an insight into the lives of 50 significant women in Greek mythology and I definitely learned a lot from this book. It made me feel quite a few emotions because a lot of Greek mythology is quite tragic however at times you can understand why certain things happened and just feel sympathetic towards certain people. It may be because this is the first more in depth mythology book I've read but I struggled to piece things together and which women were part of the same stories. As it all happened a very long time ago, the author often says that there is no definite decision which of two outcomes happened (for example, on Hippolyta's section there are two possible ways she died at the hand of Achilles). Yet, I got even more confused when I would read a different section and more possibilities were listed. I think I would've understood it more if the women had been listed and written about in chronological order rather than alphabetical order so I could understand what happened when.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Declan Waters

    The women of Greek Mythology are often forgotten (except possibly Athena) or relegated to supporting roles or being raped by Zeus. This book tries to address this imbalance by giving each of the women selected 4 pages for their story. A brief description, a faux-historical picture and then more detail. Of course many of the stories are about them playing second fiddle to a man, or being raped by Zeus, or having a vengeful Athena descend upon them... but all the stories are interesting none-the-l The women of Greek Mythology are often forgotten (except possibly Athena) or relegated to supporting roles or being raped by Zeus. This book tries to address this imbalance by giving each of the women selected 4 pages for their story. A brief description, a faux-historical picture and then more detail. Of course many of the stories are about them playing second fiddle to a man, or being raped by Zeus, or having a vengeful Athena descend upon them... but all the stories are interesting none-the-less and the book is a very lovely coffee table presentation. I liked it, and learnt a little about each of the featured women - and it will likely remain on my shelves as a useful reference book for when I can't remember the names!

  9. 5 out of 5

    LKay

    A nice hardcover addition to the Greek mythology collection on my bookshelf. Short and informational, a sort of encyclopedic collection of women characters with a brief summary of their stories. This book is a great intro to Greek mythology but I much prefer to read these stories when they are told in a narrative and more interesting way.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    50 Goddesses, Demigods, Nymphs, Warriors, Queens, Mothers and Athletes! -Each of these women features a one page story, a brief description of each woman, and how they influenced Greek Mythology. Good 3.8 star; Also would be a good Teen Non-Fiction!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Al Burke

    Worth a love look for mythology fans. Review to come.

  12. 4 out of 5

    bookishcharli

    A book just about some awesome women of the ancient world? A book just about some awesome women of the ancient world?

  13. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    Beautiful stories, not too long, not too short, just perfect to have a better knowledge of the role of women in the Greek mythology

  14. 5 out of 5

    avamoore2608

    for a book about women it seems to mainly focus on their relation to men, it's not bad but it could have been written better. a reference book more so than anything. for a book about women it seems to mainly focus on their relation to men, it's not bad but it could have been written better. a reference book more so than anything.

  15. 4 out of 5

    clumsyplankton

    I love this book. Everything in it is amazing

  16. 4 out of 5

    Queenie Nguyen

    Short history encyclopedia like book detailing fifty women of Greek mythology. It was fun to read a short story followed by a wiki of each of the fifty women. Nothing substantial but an easy read.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Zoe Erridge

    Reminds me of how far we have come with woman's rights since ancient times. All an ancient woman could do was have children, do weaving, cooking, and be sold as a prize to a man either by your father or through war. How depressing. Reminds me of how far we have come with woman's rights since ancient times. All an ancient woman could do was have children, do weaving, cooking, and be sold as a prize to a man either by your father or through war. How depressing.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Megan Healy

  19. 4 out of 5

    Amy

  20. 5 out of 5

    Hannah McAvoy

  21. 5 out of 5

    Faith Dodd

  22. 5 out of 5

    Hannah

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sofia

  24. 5 out of 5

    Marci

  25. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Elizabeth

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ana Clara

  27. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia

  28. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Lockett

  29. 4 out of 5

    Dalian "Kuro no Yomihime"

  30. 5 out of 5

    Lady Chelsea

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