The Greek Myths: Vol. 1 (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Greek Myths: Vol. 1 A retelling of the Greek myths for a modern audience. Drawing on the entire canon of ancient literature, it weaves together the elements of various myths into a single harmonious narrative. It offers a comprehensive account of the gods and monsters, the heroic feats and appalling tragedies of ancient Greece.
- Published: 05 May 2011
- Format: Paperback 384 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780241952757 ISBN 10: 0241952751
- Sales rank: 134,769
Full description for The Greek Myths: Vol. 1
Classicist and poet Robert Graves' superb two-volume retelling of the Greek myths for a modern audience has been regarded for over fifty years as the definitive version. Drawing on the entire canon of ancient literature, Graves weaves together all the elements of every myth into a single harmonious narrative. Ideal for the first time reader, it is also accompanied by commentaries, cross-references, variants and explanations that make it equally valuable as a work of scholarly reference. The result is a dazzling and comprehensive account of the gods and monsters, the heroic feats and appalling tragedies of ancient Greece, many of them among the greatest stories ever told. Included in this first volume are the great creation myths, the heroic tales of Perseus and Theseus, the tragedies of Orpheus and Icarus, the stories of the gods Aphrodite, Hermes, Apollo and Dionysus, as well as many, many others.