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Feb. 25, 2010
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Summary
The Mythology resource page presents a sample of resources related to Mythology available through the Birmingham Public Library.
DVDs
Description
Excerpts from Joseph Campbell's last lecture series before his death illustrate his theory of the origin, purpose and history of myth and mythology.
Description
Archaeologist Francis Pryor uses the myth of the British icon- King Arthur- to explain new discoveries that dispute the traditional view of early Britain.
Books
Description
Presents a full-color illustrated history of ancient mythology from Greece, Rome, Egypt, and other parts of the world and includes creation and flood stories, worship of the sun and stars, gods and goddesses, and more.
Description
Presents facts about stars, nebulas, galaxies, and constellations and recounts the Greek myths that provided widely-known names for ten constellations, from Andromeda to Pegasus.
DVDs
Audience
Grades 4-8
Description
This video provides an overview of the major characters in Greek mythology and sheds light on their relationships with each other and with humans.
Databases
Description
Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of more than 120,000 literary figures from all time periods in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, etc. Full-text, excerpted, and commissioned essays. Explanations and overviews of prominent literary works. Links to about 5,000 Web sites on major authors and their works. Timeline placing literature within historical context. 2,300 author portraits. Search by author, title, genre, literary movement or theme.
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LitFinder provides the opportunity to study great literary works by offering access to more than 135,000 full-text poems, stories, and plays.
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Requires a JCLC card.
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Websites
Description
An excellent introduction to the gods, heroes, and monsters that populate Greek mythology. The site is divided into four sections: Gods, Heroes, Today, and Encyclopedia.
Description
In addition to covering Greek and Roman mythology, Bulfinch's opus offers the legends of King Arthur, Robin Hood, and romantic fables from the days of Charlemagne. The entire text is available here.
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