Myths of the Ancient Greeks (Paperback)
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Short Description for Myths of the Ancient Greeks Presented in simple, yet flowing prose, this book delivers an accessible interpretation of the Greek myths for today's readers. Maps & illustrations.
- Published: 21 August 2003
- Format: Paperback 364 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780451206855 ISBN 10: 0451206851
- Sales rank: 182,938
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From one of today's foremost scholars, a lively retelling of the timeless tales...Here are the myths that have influenced so much of our cultural heritage. Such age-old stories as the tragic love of Orpheus and Eurydice or Demeter's loss of her daughter, Persephone, resonate strongly with readers even today. In this book the rousing adventures of the heroes Herakles, Theseus, and Perseus are intertwined with the tragedies of immortal Prometheus and mortal Oedipus, the amorous escapades of Zeus, the trickery of Hermes, and the ecstasy of Dionysus. In-depth introductions to each section deepen your understanding of the myths--and heighten your reading pleasure.Presented in simple yet elegant prose, these tales emerge in brilliant new life. From the creation battle of the gods and Titans to Odysseus' return home from the Trojan War, this indispensable volume contains fifty-six legendary stories--handed down from generations past--that will continue to captivate readers for generations to come.