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The Penguin Book of Classical Myths

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The greatest legends of all time, splendidly retold

The myths of ancient Greece and Rome are the most dramatic and unforgettable tales of love, war, heroism, and betrayal ever told. Whether it?s Icarus flying too close to the sun, Prometheus stealing fire from the gods, or the tragedy of Oedipus, their characters have inspired art, literature, plays, and films. Now, renowned classics scholar Jenny March presents a dazzling reinterpretation of these time-honored myths. Laid out in eighteen clear chapters (like ?Dangerous Women? and ?Heroes?) and providing the origins, development, and interpretation of each myth, this is the essential guide to the stories that have shaped our world.

About the Author

Jenny March has taught at Oxford and London universities, is the author of the acclaimed Cassell Dictionary of Classical Mythology, and editor of the Classical Association's journal CA News.

Table of Contents

The Penguin Book of Classical Myths List of Plates

List of Illustrations

Maps

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Creation

2. The Gods

3. The First Humans

4. The Quest for the Golden Fleece

5. Io and Argos

6. Heroes and Monsters

7. Herakles

8. Theseus, Athens and Crete

9. The Theban Saga

10. The Trojan War

11. Odysseus and his Odyssey

12. The House of Pelops

13. Dangerous Women

14. Aeneas and the Destiny of Rome

15. The Foundation of Rome

16. Metamorphoses

17. Myths of Love and Death

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780141020778
Author:
March, Jenny
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations throughout
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.74x5.10x1.08 in. .96 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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