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From the terror of Medusa and the Minotaur to the Labors of Heracles and journeys of Theseus, the stories in this collection have thrilled and enthralled people for centuries with their high drama, hazardous quests, and unforgettable characters (both mortal and immortal). Under Olivia Coolidge's skillful pen, the landscape of early Greece and its famous legends bloom with vigor and are perfectly suited to the adventure-seeking reader.
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Overview

From the terror of Medusa and the Minotaur to the Labors of Heracles and journeys of Theseus, the stories in this collection have thrilled and enthralled people for centuries with their high drama, hazardous quests, and unforgettable characters (both mortal and immortal). Under Olivia Coolidge's skillful pen, the landscape of early Greece and its famous legends bloom with vigor and are perfectly suited to the adventure-seeking reader.
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"This volume of familiar myths is both readable and attractive. . . . The author provides a happy introduction to classical mythology." New York Times Book Review Notable Book

"Offers a new and different approach to the old stories which may be of interest both to young readers and to students of legends." Chicago Tribune Editor's Choice

New York Times Book Review Notable Book
This volume of familiar myths is both readable and attractive. . . . The author provides a happy introduction to classical mythology.
Chicago Tribune Editor's Choice
Offers a new and different approach to the old stories which may be of interest both to young readers and to students of legends.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618154258
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/29/2001
  • Pages: 272
  • Age range: 12 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Olivia Coolidge was born in London, England, in 1908. She received her education at Somerville College, Oxford University, where her main subjects included Latin, Greek, and philosophy. These studies helped her earn her place in the pantheon on children's literature through her mythological retellings demonstrating careful research and the adriot capacity to bring the past to life.

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Table of Contents

A Table of the Chief Gods of Ancient Greece vii
Introduction xi
I. Stories of the Gods
The Trickery of Hermes 3
The Loves of Apollo 9
Phaethon, Son of Apollo 12
Athene's City 18
Arachne 22
The Origin of the Seasons 28
The Mysteries of Dionysus 36
II. The Loves of the Gods
Cupid and Psyche 43
The Spring Flowers 59
Eternal Youth 64
III. Early History of Mankind
The Creation of Man 69
The Coming of Evil 73
The Great Flood 76
IV. Men's Rivalry with Gods
Niobe 81
Daedalus 87
Midas 93
V. Love Stories of the Heroes
The Great Musician 105
The Lover of Beauty 111
The Fortunate King 114
Pyramus and Thisbe 124
Baucis and Philemon 129
VI. Adventure Stories
Atalanta's Lovers 135
The Killing of the Chimera 146
Medusa's Head 154
The Golden Fleece 166
VII. Great Heroes
Theseus 193
Heracles 213
A List of Proper Names and Pronunciation Guide 254
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