Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Clay-footed SuperHeroes

The Clay-footed SuperHeroes

by Rose Williams

Designed for students unfamiliar with the classical world, The Clay-footed SuperHeroes provides a very accessible introduction to the SuperHeroes of classical mythology including such luminaries as Jason, Theseus, Heracles, Odysseus, and Aeneas. Student and general reader alike will enjoy Williams’ wry sense of humor and her appreciation for the improbable. This book is an excellent text of manageable size and complexity for students beginning their study of literature, the humanities, or Latin and Greek. General readers will be pleased to acquire the foundation necessary to understand these stories which have so influenced art and literature through the ages.

  • Narrative chronologically introduces the heroes, their families, and their adventures
  • Special Note on the Roman counterparts to the Greek gods
  • Glossary of Latin and special terms used in text
  • 12 Black & White Illustrations
  • Two Maps: Odysseus’ Adventures & Aeneas’ Journey to Rome

A longtime Latin instructor at the high school and university level, Rose Williams holds degrees from Baylor University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with post graduate work in Latin and the Humanities at the University of Dallas and the University of Texas in Arlington. On a Rockefeller Grant she did research at the Bodleian Library of Oxford University in England and at the University of Pisa. She is the author of numerous classics textbooks and teaching guides as well as humorous books of Latin phrases. She serves on various classics consultant boards and maintains a website,, devoted to Latin teaching materials.

x + 70pp. (2009) Paperback, ISBN 978-0-86516-719-3

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