The Penguin Book of Classical Myths

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The greatest legends of all time, splendidly retold

The myths of ancient Greece and Rome are the most dramatic and unforgettable tales of love, war, heroism, and betrayal ever told. Whether it's Icarus flying too close to the sun, Prometheus stealing fire from the gods, or the tragedy of Oedipus, their characters have inspired art, literature, plays, and films. Now, renowned classics scholar Jenny March presents a dazzling reinterpretation of these time-honored myths. Laid out ...

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Overview

The greatest legends of all time, splendidly retold

The myths of ancient Greece and Rome are the most dramatic and unforgettable tales of love, war, heroism, and betrayal ever told. Whether it's Icarus flying too close to the sun, Prometheus stealing fire from the gods, or the tragedy of Oedipus, their characters have inspired art, literature, plays, and films. Now, renowned classics scholar Jenny March presents a dazzling reinterpretation of these time-honored myths. Laid out in eighteen clear chapters (like 'Dangerous Women' and 'Heroes') and providing the origins, development, and interpretation of each myth, this is the essential guide to the stories that have shaped our world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780141020778
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/27/2009
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 300,916
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Jenny March has taught at Oxford and London universities, is the author of the acclaimed Cassell Dictionary of Classical Mythology, and editor of the Classical Association's journal CA News.

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Table of Contents

The Penguin Book of Classical Myths List of Plates
List of Illustrations
Maps
Acknowledgments

Introduction
1. Creation
2. The Gods
3. The First Humans
4. The Quest for the Golden Fleece
5. Io and Argos
6. Heroes and Monsters
7. Herakles
8. Theseus, Athens and Crete
9. The Theban Saga
10. The Trojan War
11. Odysseus and his Odyssey
12. The House of Pelops
13. Dangerous Women
14. Aeneas and the Destiny of Rome
15. The Foundation of Rome
16. Metamorphoses
17. Myths of Love and Death

Select Bibliography
Index

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  • Posted December 19, 2009

    Sweet!

    This is a really neato new mythology book!

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