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Bright-Eyed Athena
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Bright-Eyed Athena
Stories from Ancient Greece
Richard Woff

J. Paul Getty Museum
48 pages, 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches
22 color illustrations
ISBN 978-0-89236-558-6
hardcover, Out of Print  

"A splendid addition to any personal, school or public library collection."
Midwest Book Review

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A group of women spin wool and weave in a house in ancient Athens. As they work they share ancient Greek myths and legends about the beautiful and fearsome Athena, the Greek goddess of war and wisdom.

Bright-Eyed Athena presents eight famous and lesser-known Greek myths retold especially for children and illustrated with objects such as statues, gems, and pottery fragments from the Antiquities collection of the Getty and other museums. Here are the tales of the great weaving contest between Arachne and Athena, Pandora's box, Perseus and the Gorgon Medusa, and more. These are the myths and legends that shaped the history and culture of ancient Athens, told in a lively and readable format for children ages ten and older.

Richard Woff is head of schools education for the British Museum.

This title is out of print. Please look for it at your local libraries and/or used bookstores.

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