In an innovative sequence of topics, Ken Dowden explores the uses Greeks made of myth and the uses to which we can put myth in recovering the richness of their culture. Most aspects of Greek life and history - including war, religion and sexuality - which are discernable through myth, as well as most modern approaches, are given a context in a book which is designed to be useful, accessible and stimulating.
... a meticulously researched, straightforwardly argued and sympathetically presented account of the multi-faceted nature of myth ... It was a pleasure to read a book which provoked actual cries of pleasure in discovery! Highly recommended. - Joint Association of Classical Teachers Review