Perowne, Stewart,: Roman Mythology
Book Number: 0268517
Paul Hamlyn, London, 1969. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. IV, 144 pages, introduction by author, further reading list, acknowledgements and index. Illustrated frontispiece, showing a mosaic of Apollo. The text is illustrated with numerous coloured and black-and-white photographs. Illustrated front cover, showing a Roman mosaic of Ganymede and the Eagle, with black writing on the front panel and spine. Apart from a couple of foxing spots to the front free end page and half title page, the book shows no damage. " This book traces the growth of Roman belief on primitive to take Religion. It shows how, with the expansion of empire, Rome opened up to a great influx of exotic religion and philosophy and these are also described. Epicureanism, Stoicism, Mithraism, the cult of Isis and other creeds all struggled for ascendancy until finally giving way to the new import from the east: Christianity." From the front paste down panel. Trace of foxing to the edges of the pages, internally clean.Small tear top and bottom left of the front panel of the dust jacket. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. 141 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Rome; Ancient (BC); Inventory No: 0268517. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia..