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Contains reproductions of paintings, sculptures, and mosaics by such artists as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and others, each accompanied by a retelling of a corresponding story from classical mythology.
DIVVivid myths of Greece and Rome, plus stories of Norse gods and heroes. Zeus and Hera, Apollo, Jason and the golden fleece, the wanderings of Ulysses and Aeneas, the deeds of Thor, many more. /div
A professor of classics and visiting scholar at the Harvard Divinity school presents modern interpretations of traditional Greek and Roman myths that render classic themes accessible to a new generation of readers. By the author of Alexander the Great.
The first anthology ever to present the entire range of ancient Greek and Roman stories—from myths and fairy tales to jokes Captured centaurs and satyrs, talking animals, people who suddenly change sex, men who give birth, the temporarily insane and the permanently thick-witted, delicate sensualists, incompetent seers, a woman who remembers too much, a man who cannot laugh—these are just some of the colorful characters who feature in the unforgettable stories that ancient Greeks and Romans told in their daily lives. Together they created an incredibly rich body of popular oral stories that include, but range well beyond, mythology—from heroic legends, fairy tales, and fables to ghost stories, urban legends, and jokes. This unique anthology presents the largest collection of these tales ever assembled. Featuring nearly four hundred stories in authoritative and highly readable translations, this is the first book to offer a representative selection of the entire range of traditional classical storytelling. Set mostly in the world of humans, not gods, these stories focus on figures such as lovers, tricksters, philosophers, merchants, rulers, athletes, artists, and soldiers. The narratives range from the well-known—for example, Cupid and Psyche, Diogenes and his lantern, and the tortoise and the hare—to lesser-known tales that deserve wider attention. Entertaining and fascinating, they offer a unique window into the fantasies, anxieties, humor, and passions of the people who told them. Complete with beautiful illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes, a comprehensive introduction, notes, and more, this one-of-a-kind anthology will delight general readers as well as students of classics, fairy tales, and folklore.
Examines the myths and beliefs of the classical world of ancient Greece and Rome.
A collection of Greek and Roman myths arranged in sections on the gods and early heroes, love and adventure stories, the Trojan war, and a brief section on Norse mythology
This volume contains E. M. Berens’ "The Myths and Legends of Greece and Rome", being a popular account of Greek and Roman mythology. Covering the whole breadth of Roman and Greek mythology from the primordial Gods to the heroes of legend, this accessible book is highly recommended for those looking for for an introduction to the topic. It would make for a great addition to any bookshelf. The chapters of this volume include: “Greek Mythology”, “Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome”, “First Dynasty – Origin of the World”, “Uranus and Gaea”, “ Second Dynasty”, “Cronus”, “Rhea”, “Division of the World”, “Theories as to the Origin of Man”, “Olympian Divinities – Third Dynasty”, etcetera. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high quality edition - complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on greek mythology.

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