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Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece [NOOK Book]

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From fire-stealing Prometheus to scene-stealing Helen of Troy, from Jason and his golden fleece to Oedipus and his mother, this collection of classic tales from Greek mythology demonstrates the inexhaustible vitality of a timeless cultural legacy.

Here are Icarus flying too close to the sun, mighty Hercules, Achilles and that darn heel, the Trojans and their wooden horse, brave Perseus and beautiful Andromeda, wandering Odysseus and steadfast ...
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Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece

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Overview

From fire-stealing Prometheus to scene-stealing Helen of Troy, from Jason and his golden fleece to Oedipus and his mother, this collection of classic tales from Greek mythology demonstrates the inexhaustible vitality of a timeless cultural legacy.

Here are Icarus flying too close to the sun, mighty Hercules, Achilles and that darn heel, the Trojans and their wooden horse, brave Perseus and beautiful Andromeda, wandering Odysseus and steadfast Penelope. Their stories and the stories of the powerful gods and goddesses who punish and reward, who fall in love with and are enraged by the humans they have created, are set forth simply but movingly, in language that retains the power and drama of the original works by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Homer. In Gustav Schwab’s masterful retelling, they are made accessible to readers of all ages.

Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library 


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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A superb volume, the keystone for any home library.”—The New Yorker

“A book to be grateful for. . . . Schwab retells the legends of ancient Greece with splendid vigor and charm.” —Commonweal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307805188
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/14/2011
  • Series: Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 623,126
  • Age range: 3 months - 18 years
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Gustav Benjamin Schwab was a German writer, pastor and publisher.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2010

    helpful

    we gave this book to my cousin because shes learning about the gods and demigods and after reading this book i learned more then what the simple stories tell us. it helped her create conversations that she probable would not have if she didn't know this information.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Amazing

    Coolist ever pozaz

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2009

    This book is not one of the best books ever but it is okay.

    This book has good stories and interesting characters but is too long. Gustav Schwab is a good author. This book has some of the better stories from Greek Mythology, including The Argonauts, Prometheus, and a lot more. I can't say it's the best but it is good.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Hi

    Hi

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    Daughter of posiden luna

    Hi i am the daughter of posiden if you need help with how to handle being a demmie gof then call me i live in yolono illinois and go to the unity jr high

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Ares

    She was in my temple... but she isnt saying ything. I think she left beore got on.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Hades

    Where is She?

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Sammi

    Katrina had to leave

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Graet

    loved it

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2008

    HORRIBLE

    THIS BOOK IS DREADFUL... it is so long that i hated it..... it was the worst book i have ever read

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 26, 2014

    Stop

    Stop having conversations

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    BOYS BATHOOM

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    Anonymous

    It is Athena not Athene get it right people! Zeus is the of Kronos not that gaint!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Natalie

    Im on...

    0 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Ninja to jack

    Im a mage plus my bro devin is a zeus child and is here

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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