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ISBN13: 9780140010268
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Combines in a single volume the complete text of the definitive two-volume classic, citing all the ancient myths.

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In a work that has become a classic reference book for both the serious scholar and the casual inquirer, Graves retells the adventures of the important gods and heroes worshipped by the ancient Greeks. Each entry provides a full commentary which examines problems of interpretation in both historical and anthropological terms, and in light of contemporary research.

Table of Contents

The Greek Myths: 1 Foreword

Introduction

1. The Pelasgian Creation Myth

2. The Homeric And Orphic Myths

3. The Olympian Creation Myth

4. Two Philosophical Creation Myths

5. The Five Ages Of Man

6. The Castration Of Uranus

7. The Dethronement Of Cronus

8. The Birth Of Athene

9. Zeus And Metis

10. The Fates

11. The Birth Of Aphrodite

12. Hera And Her Children

13. Zeus And Hera

14. Births Of Hermes, Apollo, Artemis, And Dionysus

15. The Birth Of Eros

16. Poseidon's Nature And Deeds

17. Hermes's Nature And Deeds

18. Aphrodite's Nature And Deeds

19. Ares's Nature And Deeds

20. Hestia's Nature And Deeds

21. Apollo's Nature And Deeds

22. Artemis's Nature And Deeds

23. Hephaestus's Nature And Deeds

24. Demeter's Nature And Deeds

25. Athene's Nature And Deeds

26. Pan's Nature And Deeds

27. Dionysus's Nature And Deeds

28. Orpheus

29. Ganymedes

30. Zagreus

31. The Gods Of The Underworld

32. Tyche And Nemesis

33. The Children Of The Sea

34. The Children Of Echidne

35. The Giants' Revolt

36. Typhon

37. The Aloeids

38. Deucalion's Flood

39. Atlas And Prometheus

40. Eos

41. Orion

42. Helius

43. The Sons Of Hellen

44. Ion

45. Alcyone And Ceyx

46. Tereus

47. Erechtheus And Eumolpus

48. Boreas

49. Alope

50. Asclepius

51. The Oracles

52. The Alphabet

53. The Dactyls

54. The Telchines

55. The Empusae

56. Io

57. Phoroneus

58. Europe And Cadmus

59. Cadmus And Harmonia

60. Belus And The Danaids

61. Lamia

62. Leda

63. Ixion

64. Endymion

65. Pygmalion And Galatea

66. Aeacus

67. Sisyphus

68. Salmoneus And Tyro

69. Alcestis

70. Athamas

71. The Mares Of Glaucus

72. Melampus

73. Perseus

74. The Rival Twins

75. Bellerophon

76. Antiope

77. Niobe

78. Caenis And Caeneus

79. Erigone

80. The Calydonian Boar

81. Telamon And Peleus

82. Aristaeus

83. Midas

84. Cleobis And Biton

85. Narcissus

86. Phyllis And Carya

87. Arion

88. Minos And His Brothers

89. The Loves Of Minos

90. The Children Of Pasiphaë

91. Scylla And Nisus

92. Daedalus And Talos

93. Catreus And Althaemenes

94. The Sons Of Pandion

95. The Birth Of Theseus

96. The Labours Of Theseus

97. Theseus And Medea

98. Theseus In Crete

99. The Federalization Of Attica

100. Theseus And The Amazons

101. Phaedra And Hippolytus

102. Lapiths And Centaurs

103. Theseus In Tartarus

104. The Death Of Theseus

Map Of The Greek World

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Gold Gato, December 23, 2012 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
This work remains the standard for most modern explanations of ancient myths, with sections devoted to each mythical legend followed by Graves' explanations. I find he takes the approach of a poet, rather than an academic, which makes it easier to digest. He does seem to take certain stands, such as calling out the Greeks for preferring thunder and lightning (Zeus) over the sun (Helius). How dare they. Graves is very thorough with notes upon notes, to the point that I lost track of Plato's Atlantis. As a reader, I use this whenever I have a yearn to jog through the multitude of Olympians who cause me confusion.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140010268
Author:
Graves, Robert
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, England
Subject:
General
Subject:
Antiquities & Archaeology
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Religion Western-General and Comparative Religion
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
74
Publication Date:
19901201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.71x4.39x.93 in. .52 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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