The Genealogy of Greek Mythology (New York: Gotham Books, 2003) looks like an AAA guidebook, but that's not bad, because it claims to be "an illustrated family tree of Greek myth from the first gods to the founders of Rome." The format is unconventional, a slipcase holding a long, accordion-folded book. Flip it over and you switch from gods and goddesses to legendary mortals. Author Vanessa James, who teaches Greek and Roman theater at Mount Holyoke College, came up with the idea when staging a play based on Bulfinch's Mythology. At $25 is it a good deal? The guide's compact form means some ambiguities are left unresolved: Is the goat-footed god Pan the son of Zeus or of Hermes? And the family tree lists offspring in a random order. It isn't encyclopedic, but as a well-illustrated, fast reference for who's who, it does the job.
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