Greek Myths

Greek Myths

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Greek Myths by Olivia E. Coolidge, Edouard Marcel Sandoz


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618154265
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/29/2001
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 125,408
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents

A Table of the Chief Gods of Ancient Greecevii
Introductionxi
I.Stories of the Gods
The Trickery of Hermes3
The Loves of Apollo9
Phaethon, Son of Apollo12
Athene's City18
Arachne22
The Origin of the Seasons28
The Mysteries of Dionysus36
II.The Loves of the Gods
Cupid and Psyche43
The Spring Flowers59
Eternal Youth64
III.Early History of Mankind
The Creation of Man69
The Coming of Evil73
The Great Flood76
IV.Men's Rivalry with Gods
Niobe81
Daedalus87
Midas93
V.Love Stories of the Heroes
The Great Musician105
The Lover of Beauty111
The Fortunate King114
Pyramus and Thisbe124
Baucis and Philemon129
VI.Adventure Stories
Atalanta's Lovers135
The Killing of the Chimera146
Medusa's Head154
The Golden Fleece166
VII.Great Heroes
Theseus193
Heracles213
A List of Proper Names and Pronunciation Guide254

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