Zeus the Loose (Paperback)

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Zeus the Loose (Paperback)

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Zeus the Loose is essentially a man stumbling through the metaphorical alleyway of Greek Mythology, uncovering all of the dark corners and humorous images along the way. It explores war, death, family, love, marriage, creation, politics, divorce, humiliation, men turning into tortoises, ecstatic castration and even a penis under the sea. Point is, this book is a no holds-barred investigation into the relationships between each of the Olympian Gods and their respective roles in human affairs. You could take a completely clean and scholarly approach to learning about the extramarital activities of Zeus, or the booze-cruise raves of Dionysus, but where's the fun in that? At heart, this book is a guide to what the fantasy books leave out about Greek Mythology, written to make the journey to understanding more humorous and enjoyable, rather than reverential. Tiptoeing around subjects will not happen in this book, I promise. You won't need to 'hmm' and stroke your beard, rather drop your digestive in your tea a few times. If you're expecting a cheerful stroll through the gardens of Mount Olympus, turn back now, because we will trudge through the sweaty, seedy red light district of Olympus without a moments notice. This book is meant not just to challenge what YOU think about the Gods, but rather what EVERYBODY thinks about them.
Nathan Butler is an ancient atheist philosopher descended from Plato himself, a prophet of Zeus who has.... Oh sorry, wrong book. Nathan Butler is a British student originating from Fenland, Cambridgeshire. He has a vested interest in the ancient world and hopes to study a degree in Classics at a prestigious UK university. To any of you future-dwellers, this book was his attempt at bolstering his application to university by proving his interest in Classics, and it also served as a way of him focusing his research of Greek Mythology into one productive task.
Product Details ISBN: 9781537397511
ISBN-10: 1537397516
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: September 12th, 2016
Pages: 304
Language: English