Myths of Greece and Rome

Author: Thomas Bulfinch

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140056433

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 7962

Classical tales of gods, goddesses, and mortals are presented together with paintings and works of sculpture demonstrating artistic interpretations of these myths throughout history

The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories

Author: Philip Matyszak

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500770697

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 4548

Full of intriguing facts and diverting stories—the ideal introduction to the myths and tales that lie at the heart of Western culture. Who was Pandora and what was in her famous box? How did Achilles get his Achilles heel? What exactly is a Titan? And why is one computer virus known as a Trojan horse? The myths of ancient Greece and Rome can seem bewilderingly complex, yet they are so much a part of modern life and discourse that most of us know fragments of them. This comprehensive companion takes these fragments and weaves them into an accessible and enjoyable narrative, guiding the reader through the basic stories of classical myth. Philip Matyszak explains the sequences of events and introduces the major plots and characters, from the origins of the world and the labors of Hercules to the Trojan War and the voyages of Odysseus and Aeneas. He brings to life an exotic cast of heroes and monsters, wronged women and frighteningly arbitrary yet powerful gods. He also shows how the stories have survived and greatly influenced later art and culture, from Renaissance painting and sculpture to modern opera, literature, movies, and everyday products.

The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales, Legends, and Myths

Author: N.A

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400884675

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 584

View: 710

The first anthology ever to present the entire range of ancient Greek and Roman stories—from myths and fairy tales to jokes Captured centaurs and satyrs, talking animals, people who suddenly change sex, men who give birth, the temporarily insane and the permanently thick-witted, delicate sensualists, incompetent seers, a woman who remembers too much, a man who cannot laugh—these are just some of the colorful characters who feature in the unforgettable stories that ancient Greeks and Romans told in their daily lives. Together they created an incredibly rich body of popular oral stories that include, but range well beyond, mythology—from heroic legends, fairy tales, and fables to ghost stories, urban legends, and jokes. This unique anthology presents the largest collection of these tales ever assembled. Featuring nearly four hundred stories in authoritative and highly readable translations, this is the first book to offer a representative selection of the entire range of traditional classical storytelling. Set mostly in the world of humans, not gods, these stories focus on figures such as lovers, tricksters, philosophers, merchants, rulers, athletes, artists, and soldiers. The narratives range from the well-known—for example, Cupid and Psyche, Diogenes and his lantern, and the tortoise and the hare—to lesser-known tales that deserve wider attention. Entertaining and fascinating, they offer a unique window into the fantasies, anxieties, humor, and passions of the people who told them. Complete with beautiful illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes, a comprehensive introduction, notes, and more, this one-of-a-kind anthology will delight general readers as well as students of classics, fairy tales, and folklore.

Myths of the Greek and Romans

Author: Michael Grant

Publisher: New American Library of Canada


Category: Mythology, Classical

Page: 487

View: 6259


Oh My Gods

A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths

Author: Philip Freeman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451609981

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 1342

A professor of classics and visiting scholar at the Harvard Divinity school presents modern interpretations of traditional Greek and Roman myths that render classic themes accessible to a new generation of readers. By the author of Alexander the Great.

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: E.M. Berens

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1623959772

Category: Fiction

Page: 87

View: 7491

Read the stories of Greek and Roman myths that inspired the Percy Jackson books and other retellings of mythology In E.M. Berens collection of Greek and Roman myths, the classical stories are brought to life in detail. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Myths of Greece and Rome

Narrated with Special Reference to Literature and Art

Author: Hélène Adeline Guerber

Publisher: N.A


Category: Legends

Page: 354

View: 1746


Classical Mythology

A Guide to the Mythical World of the Greeks and Romans

Author: William Hansen,William F. Hansen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195300351

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

View: 1406

Originally published: Handbook of classical mythology. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c2004.

The Mythology of Plants

Botanical Lore from Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Annette Giesecke

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606063219

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 144

View: 9914

This engaging book focuses on the perennially fascinating topic of plants in Greek and Roman myth. The author, an authority on the gardens, art, and literature of the classical world, introduces the book’s main themes with a discussion of gods and heroes in ancient Greek and Roman gardens. The following chapters recount the everyday uses and broader cultural meaning of plants with particularly strong mythological associations. These include common garden plants such as narcissus and hyacinth; pomegranate and apple , which were potent symbols of fertility; and sources of precious incense including frankincense and myrrh. Following the sweeping botanical commentary are the myths themselves, told in the original voice of Ovid, classical antiquity’s most colorful mythographer. The volume’s interdisciplinary approach will appeal to a wide audience, ranging from readers interested in archaeology, classical literature, and ancient history to garden enthusiasts. With an original translation of selections from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, an extensive bibliography, a useful glossary of names and places, and a rich selection of images including exquisite botanical illustrations, this book is unparalleled in scope and realization.

Myths Of The Greeks And Romans

Author: Michael Grant

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 1780222793

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 5814

Myths of the Greeks and Romans is an essential guide to ancient literature The myths told by the Greeks and Romans are as important as their history for our understanding of what they believed, thought and felt, and of what they expressed in writing and visual art. Mythology was inextricably interwoven with the entire fabric of their public and private lives. This book discusses not only the purely fictional myths, fairy-tales and folk-tales but the sagas and legends which have some historical grounding. This is not a dictionary of stories, rather a personal selection of the most important and memorable. Michael Grant re-tells these marvellous tales, and then explores the different ways in which they have appeared throughout literature. It is an inspiring study, filled with quotations from literary sources, which gives the reader a fascinating exposition of ancient culture as well as an understanding of how vital the classical world has been in shaping the western culture of today.

Myths of Greece and Rome

Author: Jane Ellen Harrison

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465578013


Page: 79

View: 6523

An account of the gods of Homer's Olympus.

Symbolic Mythology

Interpretations of the Myths of Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: John Fiore

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595204007

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 8055

Symbolic Mythology is the essential guide to understanding the myths of the classical world. Through the author’s unique mix of scholarly analysis and exciting storytelling, the divine, the heroic, and the monstrous become easily accessible to everyone from the casual reader to the serious student of myth. Revelations abound in this original, entertaining, and enlightening study of the myths of ancient Greece and Rome.

Mythology of Greece and Rome

Myths and Legends of the Classical World

Author: Arthur Cotterell

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781844767465

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 4361

Over 160 alphabetically arranged entries offer an overview of the mythical figures of ancient Greece and Rome, describing central characters, themes, symbols, and other topics.

Titans and Olympians

Greek & Roman myth

Author: Tony Allan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780760739310

Category: Mythology, Classical

Page: 144

View: 848



Tales of the Greek and Roman Gods

Author: Lucia Impelluso

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810971448

Category: Fiction

Page: 780

View: 9823

Contains reproductions of paintings, sculptures, and mosaics by such artists as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and others, each accompanied by a retelling of a corresponding story from classical mythology.

Bulfinch's Greek and Roman Mythology

The Age of Fable

Author: Thomas Bulfinch

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486114872

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6484

DIVVivid myths of Greece and Rome, plus stories of Norse gods and heroes. Zeus and Hera, Apollo, Jason and the golden fleece, the wanderings of Ulysses and Aeneas, the deeds of Thor, many more. /div

Ancient Greece and Rome

Myths and Beliefs

Author: Tony Allan,Sara Maitland

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 144885993X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 3555

Examines the myths and beliefs of the classical world of ancient Greece and Rome.

Greek and Roman Mythology

Author: Malcolm Couch

Publisher: Todtri Book Pub

ISBN: 9781577170648

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 5298

Describes the beliefs and myths of both the Greeks and Romans.