Greek Gods and Heroes

Greek Gods and Heroes

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by Robert Graves
     
 

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Recounts the glorious days when gods and godesses who dwelt on Mount Olympus ruled over the world of mortals below, and fabled heroes performed mighty deeds of valor.

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Recounts the glorious days when gods and godesses who dwelt on Mount Olympus ruled over the world of mortals below, and fabled heroes performed mighty deeds of valor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440932215
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/28/1965
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
115,307
Product dimensions:
4.61(w) x 6.89(h) x 0.46(d)
Lexile:
990L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Robert Graves (1895-1985) was an English novelist, poet, and translator of Classical Greek and Roman literature, and one of the most prominent English writers of the 20th century. He was an extremely prolific writer, who published more than 140 novels and collections of poetry. In addition to novels and poetry, he published groundbreaking analysis of Greek mythology, as well as memoir. Graves is best known for his historical novels, which include I, Claudius, Claudius, the God, The Golden Fleece, King Jesus, and Count Belisarius.

Robert Graves served in combat in World War I and was gravely wounded at the Battle of the Somme. Following his recovery, he wrote several works of war poetry as well as a memoir of his time in combat, entitled Goodbye to All That. In 1934, Robert Graves was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his historical novels dealing with the Roman Emperor Claudius.

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Greek Gods and Heroes 3.4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an amazing detailed book. It is about ancient Greeks from long ago. I'm mostly reading this book because I'd almost failed my history test. This book shows and tells how Greeks won battls and long wars. Greeks were mostly the only ones to write the first books such as poetry.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is good for kids 9 and up, especially boys. It is an educational book about the cultures of Greece and the Gods. It is short, fast reading and an interesting book. If you are not into violence then dont even attempt to read this book. If youre into action and a bit of violence, then I'd reccommend it with 2 thumbs up. It will actually really get you thinking, so have fun reading this book!
RememRivLovJoaq More than 1 year ago
Wonderful definitions of People and Places. You could draw a complete picture of The Underworld just from the descriptions in this book.
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