The Penguin Book of Classical Myths

The Penguin Book of Classical Myths

These are the strangest tales of love, war, betrayal and heroism ever told and, while brilliantly retelling them, this book shows how they echo through the works of much later writers from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Camus and Ted Hughes.

Author: Jennifer March

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141920597

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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The figures and events of classical myths underpin our culture and the constellations named after them fill the night sky. Whether it’s the raging Minotaur trapped in the Cretan labyrinth or the twelve labours of Hercules, Aphrodite’s birth from the waves or Zeus visiting Danae as a shower of gold, the mythology of Greece and Rome is full of unforgettable stories. All the stories of the Greek tragedies – Oedipus, Medea, Antigone – are there; all the events of the Trojan wars and of Odysseus and Aeneas’ epic journeys; the founding of Athens and of Rome... These are the strangest tales of love, war, betrayal and heroism ever told and, while brilliantly retelling them, this book shows how they echo through the works of much later writers from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Camus and Ted Hughes. Full of attractive illustrations and laid out in eighteen clear chapters (the titles include ‘Dangerous Women’ and ‘Heroes’), Dr Jennifer March has written a fascinating guide to the myths of classical civilization that is as readable as a novel.
Categories: Fiction

The Penguin Book of Classical Myths

The Penguin Book of Classical Myths

With illustrations and maps of legendary Greece and of the constellations, this text is a vivid and colourful guide to the world's most unforgettable myths and legends.

Author: Jennifer R. March

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:22945607

Category: Mythology, Classical

Page: 590

View: 373

Categories: Mythology, Classical

The Greek Myths

The Greek Myths

Full indexes and references to the classical sources make the book as valuable to the scholar as the general reader.

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141941790

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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Robert Graves, classicist, poet and unorthodox critic, retells the Greek legends of gods and heroes for a modern audience. He demonstrates with a dazzling display of relevant knowledge that Greek mythology is ‘no more mysterious in content than are modern election cartoons’. All the scattered elements of each myth are assembled into a harmonious narrative, and many variants are recorded which may help to determine its ritual or historical meaning. Full indexes and references to the classical sources make the book as valuable to the scholar as the general reader. And a full commentary on each myth interprets the classical version in the light of contemporary archaeological and anthropological knowledge.
Categories: Social Science

The Penguin Dictionary of Classical Mythology

The Penguin Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Brief entries describe the main characters and events of Greek and Roman mythology

Author: Pierre Grimal

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 0140512357

Category: Reference

Page: 466

View: 556

Brief entries describe the main characters and events of Greek and Roman mythology
Categories: Reference

The Greek Myths

The Greek Myths

Retells the stories of Greek gods and heroes.

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher:

ISBN: 0140205098

Category: Gods, Greek

Page: 370

View: 628

Retells the stories of Greek gods and heroes.
Categories: Gods, Greek

A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths

A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths

The book leads the reader through these vibrant stories, from the origins of the gods through to the homecomings of the Trojan heroes.

Author: Stephen P. Kershaw

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472107541

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 155

The book leads the reader through these vibrant stories, from the origins of the gods through to the homecomings of the Trojan heroes. All the familiar narratives are here, along with some less familiar characters and motifs. In addition to the tales, the book explains key issues arising from the narratives, and discusses the myths and their wider relevance. This long-overdue book crystallises three key areas of interest: the nature of the tales; the stories themselves; and how they have and might be interpreted. For the first time, it brings together aspects of Greek mythology only usually available in disparate forms - namely children's books and academic works. There will be much here that is interesting, surprising, and strange as well as familiar. Experts and non-experts, adults, students and schoolchildren alike will gain entertainment and insight from this fascinating and important volume.
Categories: Social Science

The Penguin Guide to Classical Mythology

The Penguin Guide to Classical Mythology

From Helen of Troy to the Elgin marbles, this guide offers a fascinating and accessible guide to the myths of classical civilization that underpin our culture.

Author: Jennifer R. March

Publisher: Allen Lane

ISBN: 0140515534

Category: Mythology, Classical

Page: 416

View: 186

From Helen of Troy to the Elgin marbles, this guide offers a fascinating and accessible guide to the myths of classical civilization that underpin our culture. Jennifer March vividly retells the stories and shows how they echo through the work of our great writers.
Categories: Mythology, Classical

The Penguin Book of Myths Legends of Ancient Egypt

The Penguin Book of Myths   Legends of Ancient Egypt

The civilization we know as Ancient Egypt stretched over three thousand years.

Author: Joyce Tyldesley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141021768

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 117

'This readable anthology is a good introduction to a civilization that fascinates like few others . . . in this book there are animals who talk, princesses who are locked up at the top of towers, wicked stepmothers and many other themes . . . An enjoyable book by a skilled author' Financial Times The civilization we know as Ancient Egypt stretched over three thousand years. What was life like for ancient Egyptians? What were their beliefs - and how different were they from ours? The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt uses Egypt's vivid narratives to create a panorama of its history, from the earliest settlers to the time of Cleopatra. Gathered from pyramid texts, archaeological finds and contemporary documents, these stories cover everything from why the Nile flooded annually to Egyptian beliefs about childbirth and what happened after death. They show us what life was really like for rich and poor, man and woman, farmer and pharaoh, bringing a long-dead culture back to life. 'By painstakingly analysing the myths, Tyldesley endeavours to get under the skin of Egyptian life, and meets the unsung characters of Egyptian history' The Times 'As panoramic a survey as one could hope to read' Tom Holland, Observer
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The Greek Myths

The Greek Myths

' These are the greatest stories ever told - the labours of Hercules, the voyage of the Argonauts, Theseus and the minotaur, Midas and his golden touch, the Trojan War and Odysseus's journey home - brought together into one epic and ...

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241983386

Category: Social Science

Page: 784

View: 478

*The definitive and comprehensive edition of Robert Graves's classic retelling of the Greek myths* 'Icarus disobeyed his father's instructions and began soaring towards the sun, rejoiced by the lift of his great sweeping wings. Presently, when Daedalus looked over his shoulder, he could no longer see Icarus; but scattered feathers floated on the waves below...' These are the greatest stories ever told - the labours of Hercules, the voyage of the Argonauts, Theseus and the minotaur, Midas and his golden touch, the Trojan War and Odysseus's journey home - brought together into one epic and unforgettable story. Ideal for the first time reader, it can be read as a single page-turning narrative, while full commentaries as well as a comprehensive index of names make it equally valuable for anyone seeking an authoritative and detailed account of the spectacular stories that make up the bedrock of Western literature. The Greek Myths is a classic among classics, a treasure trove of extraordinary tales and a masterful work of literature in its own right.
Categories: Social Science

Greek Myths

Greek Myths

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1011724410

Category: Mythology, Greek

Page: 224

View: 191

Categories: Mythology, Greek

Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Dictionary of Classical Mythology

49 (London) March, J. (2008) The Penguin Book of Classical Mythology (London) Mayerson, P. (1971) Classical Mythology in Literature, Art and Music (New ...

Author: Jennifer R. March

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781782976356

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 363

Jenny March’s acclaimed Dictionary of Classical Mythology, first published in 1998 but long out of print, has been extensively revised and expanded including a completely new set of beautiful line-drawing illustrations for this Oxbow edition. It is a comprehensive A – Z guide to Greek and Roman mythology. All major myths, legends and fables are here, including gods and goddesses, heroes and villains, dangerous women, legendary creatures and monsters. Characters such as Achilles and Odysseus have extensive entries, as do epic journeys and heroic quests, like that of Jason and the Argonauts to win the Golden Fleece, all alongside a plethora of information on the creation of the cosmos, the many metamorphoses of gods and humans, and the Trojan War, plus more minor figures – nymphs, seers, kings, rivers, to name but a few. In this superbly authoritative work the myths are brilliantly retold, along with any major variants, and with extensive translations from ancient authors that give life to the narratives and a sense of the vibrant cultures that shaped the development of classical myth. The 172 illustrations give visual immediacy to the words, by showing how ancient artists perceived their gods and heroes. The impact of myths on ancient art is also explored, as is and their influence in the postclassical arts, emphasising the ongoing inspiration afforded by the ancient myths. Also included are two maps of the ancient world, a list of the ancient sources and their chronology, the more important genealogies, and an index of recurrent mythical motifs.
Categories: History

The Nature of Greek Myths

The Nature of Greek Myths

Puts forth original theories concerning the origins and cultural significance of the Greek myths

Author: Geoffrey Stephen Kirk

Publisher: Viking Press

ISBN: PSU:000032764871

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

View: 734

Puts forth original theories concerning the origins and cultural significance of the Greek myths
Categories: Fiction

Penguin Reader Level 7 Tales of the Greek Heroes

Penguin Reader Level 7  Tales of the Greek Heroes

With carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online.

Author: Roger Lancelyn Green

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 024143100X

Category:

Page: 112

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The Greek myths

The Greek myths

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:631588506

Category:

Page: 412

View: 573

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The Mirror of the Gods

The Mirror of the Gods

And yet this is not a book simply about painting and sculpture.

Author: Malcolm Bull

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141912622

Category: Art

Page: 480

View: 451

Perhaps the single most revolutionary aspect of the Renaissance was the re-emergence of the gods and goddesses of antiquity. In the midst of Christian Europe, artists began to decorate luxury goods with scandalous stories from classical mythology, and rulers to identify themselves with the deities of ancient religion. The resulting fusion of erotic fantasy and political power changed the course of Western art and produced many of its most magical and subversive works. The first book ever to survey this extraordinary phenomenon in its entirety, The Mirror of the Gods takes the story from the Renaissance to the Baroque. Each chapter focuses on a particular god (Diana, Apollo, Hercules, Venus, Bacchus, Jupiter) and recounts the tales about that deity, not as they appear in classical literature but as they were re-created by artists such as Botticelli, Titian, Bernini and Rembrandt. And yet this is not a book simply about painting and sculpture. It is an attempt to re-imagine the entire designed world of the Renaissance, where the gods also appeared in carnival floats and in banquet displays, and entertained the public in the form of snow men and fireworks. This rich and original new portrait of the Renaissance will ensure that readers never see the period in quite the same way again.
Categories: Art

The Greek Myths

The Greek Myths

A collection of classic mythology covers creation, the residents of Olympia, mythical heroes, and the tales of Minos and Theseus, Thebes and Mycenae, and the Argonauts and Medea

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 0833513214

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 370

View: 416

A collection of classic mythology covers creation, the residents of Olympia, mythical heroes, and the tales of Minos and Theseus, Thebes and Mycenae, and the Argonauts and Medea
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Sophocles Oedipus Tyrannus

Sophocles  Oedipus Tyrannus

Oedipus Tyrannus by the great tragedian Sophocles is one of the most famous works of ancient Greek literature.

Author: Jennifer R. March

Publisher: Aris and Phillips Classical Te

ISBN: 9781789622546

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 330

Oedipus Tyrannus by the great tragedian Sophocles is one of the most famous works of ancient Greek literature. The play has always been admired for the tight unity of its plot; every bit of every scene counts towards the dramatic effect. The action is concentrated into a single day in Oedipus' life; his heinous crimes of unwittingly killing his father and marrying his mother all lie long ago in the past, and now, in the action of this one day, there awaits for him only the discovery of the truth. Oedipus is portrayed as a noble king, deeply devoted to his people and they to him. Proud of his earlier defeat of the Sphinx, he is determined to save his city once again, and he unflinchingly pursues the truth of who he is and what he has done, unaware that it will bring him to disaster. The spectators, familiar with Oedipus' story, wait in horrified suspense for that terrible moment of realisation to arrive. And when it does, Oedipus survives it: he takes full responsibility for what he has done, accepts the grief and the pain, and carries on, remaining indomitable to the end. Sophocles gives no answer as to why Oedipus is made to suffer his tragic fate. He simply shows us how human life is; how even a great and good man can be brought to the utmost misery through no fault of his own. The gods may, for no apparent reason, deal out unbelievable suffering, but humankind can survive it. Jenny March's new facing-page translation brings alive the power and complexities of Sophocles' writing, with a substantial introduction and a detailed commentary.
Categories: History

The Greek Myths

The Greek Myths

Vol. 1 Robert Graves. ROBERT GRAVES THE GREEK MYTHS VOLUME ONE PENGUIN BOOKS PENGUIN BOOKS Published by the Penguin Group Penguin Books Ltd,

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141959658

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 490

Endymion, Pelops, Daedalus, Pygmalion – what are the stories behind these and the hundreds of other familiar names from Greek mythology – names that recur throughout the history of European culture? In a two-volume work that has become a classic reference book for both the serious scholar and the casual inquirer, Robert Graves retells the adventures of the important gods and heroes worshipped by the ancient Greeks. Drawing on an enormous range of sources, he has brought together all the elements of every myth in simple narrative form, supplying detailed cross-references and indexes. Each entry has a full commentary which examines problems of interpretation in both historical and anthropological terms, and in the light of contemporary research.
Categories: Social Science

The Greek Myths

The Greek Myths

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Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780140010275

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 586

A collection of classic mythology covers creation, the residents of Olympia, mythical heroes, and the tales of Minos and Theseus, Thebes and Mycenae, and the Argonauts and Medea
Categories: Fiction