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    Theseus and the Minotaur (Myths and Legends) (Paperback) By (author) Graeme Davis, Illustrated by Jose Daniel Cabrera Pena

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    DescriptionEven before Theseus descended into the labyrinth to face the Minotaur, he was already a famous hero and a veteran of many battles. The son of a man, a woman, and the god Poseidon, he'd journey far across Ancient Greece, fighting numerous monsters including the Periphetes 'the clubber', the Crymmyon Sow, and the insane demigod, Procrustes 'the stretcher'. He also survived several assassination attempts, including one by Medea, the famous witch-wife of Jason. Despite these adventures, it was on Crete that Theseus faced his greatest challenge. Taking the place of a sacrificial tribute to the king of Crete, Theseus used his wits and charm to convince the princess Ariadne and the famous inventor Daedalus to help him defeat the dreaded Minotaur, a hideous combination of man and bull that lived in a labrythine dungeon. In this book, Graeme Davis draws upon the classic sources to retell the great myths and legends of Theseus, the founder-king of Athens, and backs this narrative with a factual examination of the myth, its variations, and its development over time. Replete with both classical and modern illustrations, this book is a concise exploration of one of the most enduring myths of Ancient Greece.


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    Title
    Theseus and the Minotaur
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graeme Davis, Illustrated by Jose Daniel Cabrera Pena
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 80
    Width: 184 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 367 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781472804051
    ISBN 10: 1472804058
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FQ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    LC classification: BL
    BISAC V2.8: FIC010000
    Abridged Dewey: 398
    B&T General Subject: 501
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 65
    B&T Approval Code: A13280000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A33500000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009020
    Thema V1.0: FN
    Illustrations note
    25 MONO; 27 COL
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    20 November 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    As an archaeology student in the 1980s, Graeme Davis visited Viking sites in England and Denmark and worked on post-excavation analysis of materials from two Viking farms in the Orkney Islands. He is the author of the tabletop roleplaying sourcebook GURPS Vikings and several Viking-related magazine articles, among many other titles.
    Table of contents
    Introduction /Theseus' Early Life / The Minotaur / Theseus in Crete /Further Adventures /The Legend Grows/ Bibliography