" In Heroes, Fry draws out the humor and pathos in both tender love affairs and heroic battles, and reveals each myth's relevance for our own time. • A collector's edition filled with classical art inspired by the myths and a luxe, foil ...
Author: Stephen Fry
Publisher: Chronicle Books
In this sequel to the bestselling Mythos, legendary author and actor Stephen Fry moves from the exploits of the Olympian gods to the deeds of mortal heroes. Perseus. Jason. Atalanta. Theseus. Heracles. Rediscover the thrills, grandeur, and unabashed fun of the Greek myths. Whether recounting a tender love affair or a heroic triumph, Fry deftly finds resonance with our own modern minds and hearts. Illustrated throughout with classical art inspired by the myths, this gorgeous volume invites you to explore a captivating world with a brilliant storyteller as your guide. • Each adventure is infused with Fry's distinctive voice and writing style. • Connoisseurs of the Greek myths will appreciate this fresh-yet-reverential interpretation, while newcomers will feel welcome. • Retellings brim with humor and emotion. "Mostly Chiron saw in the child, and the young man he became, boundless courage, athleticism, intelligence, and ambition. He saw too lots of words beginning with 'self,' which gave him pause. Self-belief, self-possession, self-righteousness, self-confidence, self-love. Perhaps these characteristics are as necessary to a hero as courage." In Heroes, Fry draws out the humor and pathos in both tender love affairs and heroic battles, and reveals each myth's relevance for our own time. • A collector's edition filled with classical art inspired by the myths and a luxe, foil-stamped jacket • Perfect gift for mythology and history buffs, lovers of ancient Greece, art aficionados, and devoted fans of Stephen Fry • Add it to the shelf with books like Circe by Madeline Miller, Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, and Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton
Now fans can read the thrilling third book. * GORGEOUS GIFT: With a vibrant contemporary design, full-color artwork throughout, and shimmering metallic highlights on the jacket, this book makes a superb present.
Author: Stephen Fry
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Full of tragic heroes, intoxicating love stories, and the unstoppable force of fate, there is no conflict more iconic than the Trojan War. In this final book of his bestselling MYTHOS trilogy, the legendary Stephen Fry retells the epic battle with drama, humor, and vivid emotion. Achilles, Hector, Odysseus, Helen, their lovers, and their mortal enemies all burn bright in Fry's compelling prose. Illustrated throughout with classical art inspired by the myths, this gorgeous volume invites you to explore a captivating world with a brilliant storyteller as your guide.
Throughout history, myths have often been reused and reimagined as “allusive
poetic shorthand,”3 but erudite and ... Perseus was one of the only heroes in the Greek myths who got a happy ending,”6 which resonates with other modern ...
Author: Vanda Zajko
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Literary Criticism
A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology presents a collection of essays that explore a wide variety of aspects of Greek and Roman myths and their critical reception from antiquity to the present day. Reveals the importance of mythography to the survival, dissemination, and popularization of classical myth from the ancient world to the present day Features chronologically organized essays that address different sets of myths that were important in each historical era, along with their thematic relevance Features chronologically organized essays that address different sets of myths that were important in each historical era, along with their thematic relevance Offers a series of carefully selected in-depth readings, including both popular and less well-known examples
HEROES. Achilles was a Greek hero in the Trojan War. When Achilles was a
baby, his mother was told that he would die at a ... NOW: In 1997, Disney reimagined Heracles as a good-natured hero who must save the universe from
Author: Anita Yasuda
Publisher: Nomad Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Architecture, democracy, the Olympics—the modern world owes a lot to the ancient Greeks! In Explore Greek Myths! With 25 Great Projects, readers embark on a fascinating journey to explore the myths that infused ancient Greek culture, civilization, and innovation. Readers will learn how these myths, popular more than 3,000 years ago, have provided fundamental support to today's art, architecture, mathematics, science, philosophy, literature, and government. Readers will read about the adventures of many Greek gods, such as Zeus, who could throw lightning bolts and Athena, who personally protected the city of Athens. Readers will also meet great heroes, including the mighty Heracles, Perseus, who freed a princess chained to a rock, and Odysseus, who battled with a one-eyed giant called a Cyclopes. These characters and creatures serve to both entertain and offer lessons in morality, while also explaining the natural phenomenon that the ancient Greeks had no scientific explanation for. The lively text, surprising fun facts, jokes, and colorful illustrations encourage children to explore Greek mythology and make connections to our modern culture and language. Hands-on activities include making a topographical map of ancient Greece and designing Greek columns, while links to online primary sources encourage readers to explore the topic independently.
YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW THE GREEK AND ROMAN MYTHS before reading
this book. But if you want to read them, or re-read them, then Stephen Fry's
Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold (Penguin, 2018) and Heroes: Mortals and
Monsters: Quests and Adventures (Penguin, 2019) and John Spurling's Arcadian
Nights: The Greek Myths Reimagined (Overlook Press, 2016) are excellent
Author: Helen Morales
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Literary Criticism
A witty, inspiring reckoning with the ancient Greek and Roman myths and their legacy, from what they can illuminate about #MeToo to the radical imagery of Beyoncé. The picture of classical antiquity most of us learned in school is framed in certain ways -- glossing over misogyny while omitting the seeds of feminist resistance. Many of today's harmful practices, like school dress codes, exploitation of the environment, and rape culture, have their roots in the ancient world. But in Antigone Rising, classicist Helen Morales reminds us that the myths have subversive power because they are told -- and read -- in different ways. Through these stories, whether it's Antigone's courageous stand against tyranny or the indestructible Caeneus, who inspires trans and gender queer people today, Morales uncovers hidden truths about solidarity, empowerment, and catharsis. Antigone Rising offers a fresh understanding of the stories we take for granted, showing how we can reclaim them to challenge the status quo, spark resistance, and rail against unjust regimes.
This book shares a unique retelling of some of the most widely known and loved Greek myths, from the stories of Athena, Poseidon, and Pandora to the twelve labors of Hercules.
Author: Amanda Brack
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Meet the Greek gods as you have never seen them—in LEGO form! Enjoy these fascinating myths, reimagined through elaborate scenes and colorful LEGO bricks in one thousand color photographs! This book shares a unique retelling of some of the most widely known and loved Greek myths, from the stories of Athena, Poseidon, and Pandora to the twelve labors of Hercules. Watch Athena spring from the head of Zeus, and see Poseidon as he rules the seas with his mighty trident. Maintain hope with Pandora as her curiosity gets the best of her, and beware the Nemean Lion as Hercules repents for his misdeeds. Be awestruck by the amazing Mount Olympus made completely from LEGO bricks! These exciting retellings of ancient tales are consistent with the mythology behind them, while also capturing the creativity and whimsy of the stories with elaborate brick scenery. Brick Greek Myths will be a delight for LEGO tinkerers of all ages, a fun introduction to the tales for young readers, and an enchanting return to the stories for even the most devoted admirer of mythology. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece Michael J. Anderson, John H. Oakley
Sabine Albersmeier, Walters Art Museum ... as described by Homer and then reimagined by Aeschylus and others in extravagant imagery of oriental splendor
Author: Michael J. Anderson
"This volume investigates the integral role of heroes in ancient Greek art and culture. More than a hundred statues, reliefs, vases, bronzes, coins, and gems drawn from European and American collections, illustrate the ways in which heroes were represented, why they were important in Greek culture, and what encouraged individuals to seek them out." --Book Jacket.
... becomes a myth , with universal meaning , about the " heroes " of Greece ,
Palestine , Crete , the universe , and Dublin ... where certain myths are recreated
and reshaped by the author , and the whole order of a particular myth is reimagined ...
What if Zeus was a Silicon Valley billionaire? What if Prometheus was a brilliant physicist? What if Saint George was a CIA agent? These and two more short stories reimagine the classic myths as they might occur on the front page of today's newspaper, in a supermarket tabloid, or on your favorite social media site. The five myths are old-centuries, even millenniums old. Judgement of Paris Saint George and the Dragon Dido and Aeneas The Abduction of Persephone Prometheus They've been translated many times from ancient Greek or Roman texts, so variations are common, sometimes contradictory. Modern movies bend them still further. Herein are fresh versions presented in a modern environment so that you might imagine meeting your favorite mythical hero or adversary at a coffee shop or in line at the movies. Character names remain the same as in the myths and the venues similar, if known. Every story stands alone, so the reading order is arbitrary. There is, however, a common link, a modern character in each-Chloe. She's the protagonist in one, plays a major part in two, but has only a minor role in two others. If read in order, you might see Chloe grow a little with each new adventure, but that's optional. All characters are fictitious, of course, but the countries, cities, mountains, and restaurants are modern and real. They have their own history and charm that will add to your pleasure as you read. Look them up and enjoy. As an added pleasure, an example of the myths' inspired art by legendary artists currently displayed in prominent museums around world is included with each story.
These painters sought subjects that gave the land an imaginative history, myths
that acted deeper than words. ... Usually a story: there was the folk-hero Ned
Kelly, the explorers Burke and Wills or a weirdly reimagined Greek myth like
Author: Ronald Tamplin
Category: Art, Modern
1900-1914: European center - 1914-1929: Widening circle - 1929-1945: Enduring arts - 1945-1960: Expressive gesture - 1960-1973: Dynamic arts - 1973-1989: Vanished boundary - Art and modernism - Art and religion - Surrealism - Art and politics - Art and realism - Art and nature - Art and abstraction - Art galleries and exhibitions - Pop art - Conceptual art - Art and money - Fauvism - Fauves - Art and European Nationalism - The Arts in the New World - Asia and Europe - Africa and black consciousness - The Pacific Basin: a new focus - Global crosscurrents.
A fundamental point to bear in mind is that Greek tragedy is much ... The heroes
who suffer exist in myth (as well as religious cult), and myth is the raw material of
tragedy, already shaped by generations of epic and lyric poets, and now ...
Author: William Allan
Publisher: OUP Oxford
From popular histories through to reworkings of classical subject matter by contemporary poets, dramatists, and novelists, the classical world and the masterpieces of its literature continue to fascinate readers and audiences in a huge variety of media. In this Very Short Introduction, William Allan explores what the 'classics' are and why they continue to shape our Western concepts of literature. Presenting a range of material from both Greek and Latin literature, he illustrates the variety and sophistication of these works, and considers examples from all the major genres. Ideal for the general reader interested in works of classic literature, as well as students at A-Level and University, this is a lively and lucid guide to the major authors and literary forms of the ancient period. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
95 1998 Scholastic Press ISBN 0 - 590 - 38388 - 4 LC 97 - 48391 SUMMARY :
This novel is based on a story from Greek mythology . ... immortal and bereft ,
when Odysseus rescues Philoctetes , who has been foretold as the hero who will
win the Trojan War for the Greeks . ... and easily transfer to YAs who will fall
under the spell of her siren song and eagerly await her next foray into reimagined
Lucas the storyteller tried to write a new kind of myth , but , in doing so , he
reinforced many cultural norms from his own life ... not only the abilities of
mythological figures like Minerva , but also the abilities of more recent fictional heroes like those of the Skywalker family . ... Like the myths of gods and
goddesses among the Greeks and Romans , Star Wars has been continually
reworked and reimagined .
Author: Matthew Kapell
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Category: Performing Arts
In 1977 a single film called Star Wars exploded on the consciousness of the world. Since then the franchise, created by George Lucas, has become a global entertainment corporation. The merchandise of the original trilogy was largely confined to toys and games, but those games have since become computerized, the toys more sophisticated, and Star Wars has moved into the multi-media environment of the twenty-first century in ways unimaginable in the long-ago world of 1977. Computer games and web sites, novels, animated television shows, as well as a new trilogy of films, have all placed Star Wars at the center of world popular culture. Finding the Force of the Star Wars Franchise brings together contributors who critically analyze the Star Wars universe from many perspectives. Topics include war, foreign policy, gender roles, spirituality and religion, toy play and adult collecting, creative fandom, race, special effects, and mythology.
Among the first female heroes , she is a founding member of the Justice League
of America ( JLA ) . In most adaptations , Wonder Woman is Princess Diana of the
female Amazon warriors described in Greek mythology . ... 116 Marvel legend
Stan Lee and Wildstorm Wonder Woman ( in the brief star - spangled artist Jim
Lee reimagined Wonder Woman costume worn by actress Lynda Carter ) starred
Author: Shirrel Rhoades
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
This book is an insider's guide to how the comic book industry works. You'll learn how comic book superheroes are created and the deeper meanings they represent. You'll follow the development of sequential art storytelling - from caveman wall paintings to modern manga and cinematic techniques. Here you will explore comics in all forms: those flimsy pamphlets we call comic books; thick graphic novels; Japanese manga; and blockbuster movies featuring epic battles between good and evil. But behind it all, you'll discover how comics are an intellectual property business, the real money found in licensed bedsheets and fast-food merchandise, heart-pounding theme park rides and collectible toys, video games, and Hollywood extravaganza featuring such popular superheroes as Spider-Man, Superman, X-Men, and Batman.
Yes , in Derek Walcott's adaptation By RICHARD CORLISS UBRIS - A KIND OF
CONVULSIVE , ambitious pride - was the tragic flaw in many a Greek hero ,
people . ... played in disguise , is reimagined as the In the sober matter of staging
Shake darkest , most poisonously unsettling ... and the play takes off . production
pretty much upends every hardhearted ghetto businessman who , Mythology can
Epic Heroes and Ancient Warriors War was a regular feature of life in the ancient
world , as ambitious individuals and rival ... Preoccupation with the wars being
waged in real life found creative outlet in enduring myths centered on legendary
battles . ... The resulting ten - year siege of Troy by a league of Greeks , ultimately
ending in the city's destruction , was widely retold and reimagined , inspiring an ...
Author: Christine Kondoleon
Publisher: Mfa Publications
Edited by Christine Kondoleon. Text by Richard Grossmann, Jennifer L. Heuser.
... half fertile plain and half cavernous femme fatale , from which the adventurers
emerge as if newly born autochthonous heroes . Indeed , for Bachofen the
equation of the Greek “ Ge ( Erde ) ” and “ Gyne ( Frau ) ” means that the notion of
primordial matriarchy “ is based on the material nature of woman . In the cited myths , woman is equated with the earth . ... or be reimagined as the lasting basis
for a good and noble community , represented by the adventurer ' s new - found ,
Author: Vincent P. Pecora
Category: Literary Criticism
The household. There are few ideas so freighted with meaning and emotion, so vital to other notions of life and society, or so prone to distortion and fantasy. At once the fundamental idea of classical economics and politics, the household constitutes a primary element of social thought. But a household is no simple thing, or even a single thing. Instead, it is an idea that has been shaped, hardened, cracked, repaired, demolished, rebuilt, canonized, despised, and fought over since Aristotle's time. In Households of the Soul, Vincent Pecora surveys the modern progress of an idea that is never far from the center of social controversy and political struggle. He examines key arguments that have shaped debates about household and clan as well as culture and language. Pecora focuses on modernity's fascination with real and imaginary households whose archaic resonances recall the patron-client relations, gift exchanges, and magical thinking of the past. He examines a wide range of literary works and critical issues--from Tennyson's Ulysses to Joyce's, from Morgan's anthropology and Durkheim's sociology to Baudrillard's symbolic economy, from Hegel's ethics to George Gilder's entrepreneurial potlatch. Pecora's compelling analysis is the first attempt to provide a comprehensive account of the modern era's atavistic spiritual household. "The imaginary household of the soul is an enchanted, theoretical gens that has been at (or very near) the center of modernism's sacred aesthetic economy, and it is a vision of culture that circulates still."--from Households of the Soul
Painting Reimagined Susan L. Siegfried ... His modification as an intellectual hero can be attributed to the “ enlightenment ” of fifth - century Athens ( critiqued
by Sophocles in the Theban plays ) . ... moment of the myth , as indicated by
Sophocles's and Euripides's references to it and , not least , by its popularity in Greek art .
Author: Susan L. Siegfried
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) produced a body of work that appealed to his contemporaries while disconcerting them. For the most part scholars have sought to make sense of that strangeness either by examining the vicissitudes of the artist's critical reputation or by appealing to his supposed intellectual and psychic limitations. Siegfried argues that this strangeness needs to be located in the complex and richly-invested nature of the work itself as well as in Ingres' very powerful, if often perverse, sense of artistic project. She shows that his major re-thinking of pictorial narrative was as central to his achievement and reputation as his distinctive rendering of the female figure in classical nudes and portraits. Creative in his choice and interpretation of classical literary, historical, and religious subjects, he was engaged in a process of giving visual form to narrative, which he did in new and unusual ways that involved him in a close reading of the texts on which he drew, including authors such as Homer, Virgil, Ariosto, and Dante, as well as religious narratives and stories about medieval and early modern French history that were becoming popular in the period. This book takes full account of the different and seemingly divergent aspects of Ingres' achievement. Recognizing that his work was fragmentary and contradictory, Siegfried's study sees those traits as constitutive of the imaginative power of his work and of its very real and singularly affecting complexity.
Eventually a revenant Merlin tells his own history , compellingly reimagined ; but
the overall narrative is flawed ... There ' s nothing new ; everything in your head is
programmed by the familiarity of mythology , and has been for more than a
million ... Once he sailed with Jason on the Argo , and seven centuries later
recovers this broken hearted hero - preserved by his ... and links to an
extraordinary episode of real history : the Celtic invasion of Greece in 279 B . C . ,
with one of Jason ' s ...
Author: Richard Bleiler
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Profiles the most significant contemporary British and American writers of fantasy and horror. Entries cover all aspects of each writer's career.