How the Olympics came to be - the exhibition catalogue from British Museum available to buy at Museum Bookstore

How the Olympics came to be

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'Historically accurate, this is the perfect children's guide to the .. Olympics ' - British Museum Magazine

A beautifully crafted children's book follows the story of the Greek gods who have gathered on Mount Olympus to watch the games taking place on Earth below

Like any typical family, they revive old rivalries, pick out their favourite competitors, and vie for the best view. Called upon to answer their questions and resolve their squabbles, Grandmother Tethys soothes and distracts them with stories about 'How the Olympic Games came To be'. Prompted by the sporting events the gods have been watching down below, these tales reveal the mythical rivalries and adventures of both gods and mortals that inspired the very first Olympic competitions. The text is accompanied by illustrations inspired by ancient Greek objects and designs in the British Museum.

  • Author: Helen East
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Date published: January 2012
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0714131443
  • Product Dimensions: 27.0 x 21.5 cm

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