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    DescriptionFrom fire-stealing Prometheus to scene-stealing Helen of Troy, from Jason and his golden fleece to Oedipus and his mother, this collection of classic tales from Greek mythology demonstrates the inexhaustible vitality of a timeless cultural legacy. Here are Icarus flying too close to the sun, mighty Hercules, Achilles and that darn heel, the Trojans and their wooden horse, brave Perseus and beautiful Andromeda, wandering Odysseus and steadfast Penelope. Their stories and the stories of the powerful gods and goddesses who punish and reward, who fall in love with and are enraged by the humans they have created, are set forth simply but movingly, in language that retains the power and drama of the original works by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Homer. In Gustav Schwab’s masterful retelling, they are made accessible to readers of all ages.


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    Title
    Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece
    Subtitle
    Myths and Epics of Ancient Greece
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gustav Schwab
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 764
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 940 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375714467
    ISBN 10: 0375714464
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: CUS
    B&T Book Type: FI
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.5
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25490
    BISAC V2.8: FIC010000
    B&T General Subject: 501
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 65
    Ingram Theme: THEO/SECULR
    LC subject heading:
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRORLRIT
    DC21: 398.20938
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    DC22: 292.1/3
    B&T Approval Code: A13283500
    DC22: 292
    LC classification: BL783 .S3913 2001, BL725.S32
    Thema V1.0: JBGB
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    B&W ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    30 May 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Gustav Benjamin Schwab was a German writer, pastor and publisher.
    Review quote
    "A superb volume, the keystone for any home library."--"The New Yorker" "A book to be grateful for. . . . Schwab retells the legends of ancient Greece with splendid vigor and charm." --"Commonweal"
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    From fire-stealing Prometheus to scene-stealing Helen of Troy, from Jason and his golden fleece to Oedipus and his mother, this collection of classic tales from Greek mythology demonstrates the inexhaustible vitality of a timeless cultural legacy. Here are Icarus flying too close to the sun, mighty Hercules, Achilles and that darn heel, the Trojans and their wooden horse, brave Perseus and beautiful Andromeda, wandering Odysseus and steadfast Penelope. Their stories and the stories of the powerful gods and goddesses who punish and reward, who fall in love with and are enraged by the humans they have created, are set forth simply but movingly, in language that retains the power and drama of the original works by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Homer. In Gustav Schwab's masterful retelling, they are made accessible to readers of all ages.