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    DescriptionFrom acclaimed writer and scholar Philip Freeman, a contemporary retelling of classic Greek and Roman mythology. The myths of Greece and Rome have never died out; in fact they are as popular today as ever. For thousands of years, these myths have been the basis for plays, operas, paintings, and movies. Freeman's version of the myths will appeal to the many people who are unsure about some mythological references, and to everyone who enjoys reading stories about errant gods, fantastic creatures, and human heroes. Whether it is Zeus's wandering eye, Theseus's battle with the half-human, half-bull Minotaur, or the tribulations of lovers, such as Pyramus and Thisbe or Hero and Leander, these tales never fail to entertain. They are by turns sublimely beautiful and deeply disturbing; they provide valuable insights into the Greek and Roman imagination. They speak to fundamental aspects of human nature--our hopes, fears, desires--that have not changed. Freeman's version is contemporary and accessible. It reflects no school of critical interpretation, just a wish to share these stories in a version that is faithful to the originals. (Sometimes variations in the myths have been combined; sometimes one version has been chosen in preference to the others.)


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    Title
    Oh My Gods
    Subtitle
    A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Orlando W Qualley Chair of Classical Languages and Chair of the Classics Department Philip Freeman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451609974
    ISBN 10: 1451609973
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    DC21: 398.20938
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A13283500
    DC22: 398.20938
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: BL782 .F73 2012
    Thema V1.0: JBGB
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    03 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Philip Freeman must be thanked for his contribution to the process of keeping the Classics alive in the modern world. . . . "Oh My Gods" is another contribution to the enlivening of antiquity and like his other works this collection is a thoughtful and essentially well-written work."