Venus was originally called Aphrodite by the Greeks, so this book covers everything you need to know about the fascinating history of this Goddess.
The story beings in Cyprus with the goddess’s mythical birthplace and ends in modern-day. We learn about how she was seen a Cypriot spirit of fertility and procreation, but also as a descendant of prehistoric war goddesses.
It is well researched with plenty of archaeological evidence and facts. The text is broken up with black and white illustrations, and a couple of full-colour illustrations, including the famous Venus in Pompeii and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.
The award-winning historian and author of Venus and Aphrodite paints a vivid history of this ancient goddess.
Available in hardback and ebook
About Bettany Hughes
Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster. She is the author of HELEN OF TROY: GODDESS, PRINCESS, WHORE; THE HEMLOCK CUP: SOCRATES, ATHENS AND THE SEARCH FOR THE GOOD LIFE and the Sunday Times bestseller ISTANBUL: A TALE OF THREE CITIES. Hughes has made a number of factual films and documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4, PBS, National Geographic, Discovery, The History Channel and ABC, and is a co-founder of the internationally focussed production house SandStone Global. She is a Research Fellow of King’s College London and has been honoured with numerous awards including the Norton Medlicott Medal for History.