• Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths

    Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths (Paperback) By (author) Orlando W Qualley Chair of Classical Languages and Chair of the Classics Department Philip Freeman

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    DescriptionThe Greek and Roman myths have never died out; in fact they are as relevant today as ever in their sharp observations about human nature. For thousands of years they have inspired plays, operas, and paintings; today they live on in movies and video games. "Oh My Gods" is a contemporary retelling of some of the most popular myths by Philip Freeman, a noted classicist. These tales of errant gods, fantastic creatures, and human heroes are brought to life in fresh and modern versions. Powerful Zeus; his perpetually aggrieved wife, Hera; talented Apollo; beautiful Aphrodite; fierce Athena; the dauntless heroes Theseus and Hercules; and the doomed lovers Orpheus and Eurydice still inspire awe, give us courage, and break our hearts. From the astonishing tales of the Argonauts to the immortal narrative of the Battle of Troy, these ancient tales have inspired writers from Shakespeare to J. K. Rowling. In Philip Freeman's vibrant retelling they will doubtless inspire a new generation of readers.


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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: Paperback
    Number of pages: 348
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451609981
    ISBN 10: 1451609981
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    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
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    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, A14202030
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading:
    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 2013
    Thema V1.0: JBGB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    01 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    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."