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The timeless stories of the gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome come to life beautifully in this lavishly illustrated edition.
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The timeless stories of the gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome come to life beautifully in this lavishly illustrated edition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140056433
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1981
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 319,751
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 0.88 (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 Rome Introduction 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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