Bulfinch's Greek and Roman Mythology

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Orpheus leading his beloved Eurydice back to life … Ulysses battling to resist the mesmerising Sirens’ song … The tragedy of the vengeful Medea … The timeless stories of the gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome are charged with passion and romance, magic and murder. Each one is brought to life beautifully in this lavishly illustrated edition of Thomas Bulfinch’s ‘The Age of Fable’ compiled by Bryan Holme. The narrative is clear and captivating, while the illustrations demonstrate the profound effect the myths ...

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Overview

Orpheus leading his beloved Eurydice back to life … Ulysses battling to resist the mesmerising Sirens’ song … The tragedy of the vengeful Medea … The timeless stories of the gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome are charged with passion and romance, magic and murder. Each one is brought to life beautifully in this lavishly illustrated edition of Thomas Bulfinch’s ‘The Age of Fable’ compiled by Bryan Holme. The narrative is clear and captivating, while the illustrations demonstrate the profound effect the myths had on the great artists of the West, via paintings and sculptures by masters from Botticelli to Picasso.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140056433
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1981
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 537,880
  • Product dimensions: 7.61 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Campbell was interested in mythology since his childhood in New York, when he read books about American Indians, frequently visited the American Museum of Natural History, and was fascinated by the museum's collection of totem poles. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Columbia in 1925 and 1927 and went on to study medieval French and Sanskrit at the universities of Paris and Munich. After a period in California, where he encountered John Steinbeck and the biologist Ed Ricketts, he taught at the Canterbury School, then, in 1934, joined the literature department at Sarah Lawrence College, a post he retained for many years. During the 1940s and '50s, he helped Swami Nikhilananda to translate the Upanishads and The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. The many books by Professor Campbell include The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Myths to Live By, The Flight of the Wild Gander, and The Mythic Image. He edited The Portable Arabian Nights, The Portable Jung, and other works. He died in 1987.

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Table of Contents

Myths of Greece and RomeIntroduction by Joseph Campbell
Preface

I. Stories of Gods and Heroes
II. Prometheus and Pandora
III. Apollo and Daphne-Pyraamus and Thisbe-Cephalus and Procris
IV. Juno and Her Rivals, Io and Calisto - Diana and Actaeon - Latona and Rustics
V. Phaöton
VI. Midas-Baucis and Philemon
VII. Proserpine-Glaucus ans Scylla
VIII. Pygmalion-Dryope-Venus and Adonis-Apollo and Hyacinthus
IX. Ceÿx and Halcyone: Or, the Halcyon Birds
X. Vertumnus and Pomona-Iphis and Anaxarete
XI. Cupid and Psyche
XII. Cadmus - The Myrmidons
XIII. Nisus and Scylla - Echo and Narcissuss - Clytie - Hero and Leander and Arachne
XIV. Minerva - Niobe
XV. The Graeae and Gorgons - Perseus and Medusa - Atlas - Andromeda
XVI. Monsters: Giants - Sphinx - Pegasus and Chimaera - Centaurs - Griffin - Pygmies
XVII. The Golden Fleece - Medea
XVIII. Meleager and Atalanta
XIX. Hercules - Hebe and Ganymede
XX. Theseus and Daedalus - Castor ans Pollux - Festivals and Games
XXI. Bacchus and Ariadne
XXII. The Rural Deities - The Dryads and Erisichthon - Rhoecus - The Water Deities - Camenae - Winds
XXIII. Achelous and Hercules - Admetus and Alcestis - Antigone - Penelope
XXIV. Orpheus and Eurydice - Aristaeus - Amphion - Linus - Thamyris - Marsyus - Melampus - Musaeus
XXV. Arion - Ibycus - Simonides - Sappho
XXVI. Endymion - Orion - Aurora and Tithonus - Acis and Galatea
XXVII. The Trojan War
XXVIII. The Fall of Troy - Return of the Greeks- Orestes and Electra
XXIX. Adventures of Ulysses - The Lotus-Eaters - The Cyclopes - Circe - Sirens - Scylla and Carybdis - Calypso
XXX. The Paeacians - Fate of the Suitors
XXXI. Adventures of Aeneas - The Harpies - Dido - Palinurus
XXXII. The Infernal Regions - The Sibyl
XXXIII. Aeneas in Italy - Camilla-Evander - Nisus and Euryalus - Mezentius - Turnus

A Chart: The Descent of the Gods
Index

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