Simon & Schuster

9781451609974

STARRED REVIEW

Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths

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Review of ‘Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths’

The gods of ancient Greece and Rome were not, shall we say, moral exemplars. They waged brutal intergenerational warfare (“Father Sky hated all his children”; Zeus, “raised on Crete hidden from the eyes of his father [Cronus],” led an ultimately scorched-earth revolt to overthrow him). They mated indiscriminately with close relatives (Zeus married his ever-and-rightfully…

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