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    DescriptionOrpheus leading his beloved Eurydice back to life ...Ulysses battling to resist the mesmerising Sirens' song ...The tragedy of the vengeful Medea ...The timeless stories of the gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome are charged with passion and romance, magic and murder. Each one is brought to life beautifully in this lavishly illustrated edition of Thomas Bulfinch's "The Age of Fable" compiled by Bryan Holme. The narrative is clear and captivating, while the illustrations demonstrate the profound effect the myths had on the great artists of the West, via paintings and sculptures by masters from Botticelli to Picasso.


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    Title
    Myths of Greece and Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Bulfinch, Volume editor Bryan Holme
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 192 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 656 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140056433
    ISBN 10: 0140056432
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CUS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.5
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    B&T General Subject: 750
    LC classification: BL722
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25420
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    DC22: 292/.13, 292.13
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BL721 .B84 1981
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 292.130938
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR, 1QDAG
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, QRS
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, index
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    26 November 1981
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Joseph Campbell was interested in mythology since his childhood in New York, when he read books about American Indians, frequently visited the American Museum of Natural History, and was fascinated by the museum's collection of totem poles. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Columbia in 1925 and 1927 and went on to study medieval French and Sanskrit at the universities of Paris and Munich. After a period in California, where he encountered John Steinbeck and the biologist Ed Ricketts, he taught at the Canterbury School, then, in 1934, joined the literature department at Sarah Lawrence College, a post he retained for many years. During the 1940s and '50s, he helped Swami Nikhilananda to translate the Upanishads and The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. The many books by Professor Campbell include The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Myths to Live By, The Flight of the Wild Gander, and The Mythic Image. He edited The Portable Arabian Nights, The Portable Jung, and other works. He died in 1987.
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    The timeless stories of the gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome come to life beautifully in this lavishly illustrated edition.