Myths of the Ancient Greeksby Richard P. Martin
Here are the myths that have influenced so much of our cultural heritage. Such age-old stories as the tragic love of Orpheus and Eurydice or Demeter’s loss of her daughter, Persephone, resonate strongly with readers even today. In this book the rousing/b>
From one of today’s foremost scholars, a lively retelling of the timeless tales…
Here are the myths that have influenced so much of our cultural heritage. Such age-old stories as the tragic love of Orpheus and Eurydice or Demeter’s loss of her daughter, Persephone, resonate strongly with readers even today. In this book the rousing adventures of the heroes Herakles, Theseus, and Perseus are intertwined with the tragedies of immortal Prometheus and mortal Oedipus, the amorous escapades of Zeus, the trickery of Hermes, and the ecstasy of Dionysus. In-depth introductions to each section deepen your understanding of the myths—and heighten your reading pleasure.
Presented in simple yet elegant prose, these tales emerge in brilliant new life. From the creation battle of the gods and Titans to Odysseus’ return home from the Trojan War, this indispensable volume contains fifty-six legendary stories—handed down from generations past—that will continue to captivate readers for generations to come.
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Dr. Martin has found a way to revitalize the ancient myths responsible for modern literature. Through his work and research, new boundaries have formed, exposing a deeper reach into the psychosis shared betwixt gods, goddesses, and their devious, defiant offspring. From the creation of our universe to the simplest of heroic persona, Martin foreshadows the rise and fall of the Titans, and the dispostion of Zeus as ruler of the Olympian theocracy. This mythology guide is the new testament of mythology. For anyone who requires ample research on myth, or the patron with a deep love for culture, action, and adventure, this book is a must have. In fact, it has inspired me to create a more involved plot in the sequel to my novel, Grecian Rune. Again, great work, Dr. Martin.
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