Skopje, 1 April 2020 (MIA) — Libi, Ars Lamina’s children’s imprint, has released “The Oldest Stories” by Tomislav Osmanli, a book of myths from the archaic period of Western culture.
Written with great precision and clarity, the collection aims to bring “the oldest stories of Western civilization” closer to contemporary children, according to the author.
“Starting at the dawn of Western civilization,” Osmanli writes, the book “begins with the myth of the rise and fall of the mythical continent Atlantis, the war between the Titans and the Olympian gods, and then the rich story of Prometheus, the father of the human race and the patron of humankind, severely punished by the gods exactly because of his philanthropy.”
Also retold in the collection is the myth of Perseus, the winged horse Pegasus, and the princess Andromeda, he adds. The author has summarized the Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer, too.
Featuring an “Easy Reading!” label, it also includes a glossary of lesser-known words to help young readers understand the stories in the book better, as per the recommendations of the Einstein Dyslexia Association and the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje. mr/