The Greek Myths: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

byRobert GravesIntroduction byRick RiordanIllustratorRoss Macdonald

Kobo ebook | April 24, 2012

The Greek Myths: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Robert Graves
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Robert Graves, classicist, poet, and unorthodox critic, retells the Greek legends of gods and heroes for a modern audience

And, in the two volumes of The Greek Myths, he demonstrates with a dazzling display of relevant knowledge that Greek Mythology is “no more mysterious in content than are modern election cartoons.” His work covers, in nearly two hundred sections, the creation myths; the legends of the births and lives of the great Olympians; the Theseus, Oedipus, and Heracles cycles; the Argonaut voyage; the tale of Troy, and much more.
All the scattered elements of each myth have been assembled into a harmonious narrative, and many variants are recorded which may help to determine its ritual or historical meaning, Full references to the classical sources, and copious indexes, make the book as valuable to the scholar as to the general reader; and a full commentary on each myth explains and interprets the classical version in the light of today’s archaeological and anthropological knowledge.

Title:The Greek Myths: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 24, 2012Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:110158050X

ISBN - 13:9781101580509

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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