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Zeus: A Journey Through Greece in the Footsteps of a God

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In the tradition of Walking the Bible, an irresistible tour through some of the most powerful stories ever told.

Lusty, lightning-tempered, polyamorous Zeus was the most powerful and charismatic of the Greek gods, and the progenitor of some of the most enduring stories of world mythology. In Zeus, author Tom Stone takes readers on a 4,000-year journey through the god's tumultuous life, from his origins as a sky god in the Russian steppes and his scandalous reign on Mt. Olympus to his approaching end in a palace storeroom in Christian Constantinople. Crossing the length and breadth of Greece, Stone and his Iranian wife explore the most significant sites in Greek myth, from mountaintops to subterranean caves, Olympus to Crete, and Mycenae to Macedonia. Along the way, he reveals how Zeus's story grew from the soil of Greece and changed along with the country's history, all with a brilliant mix of erudition and bravura storytelling.

Combining mythology, history, and travel, this is an indispensable book for anyone who loves Greece or its great stories of myth and legend.

Synopsis:

In the tradition of Walking the Bible, an irresistible tour through some of the most powerful stories ever told.

Lusty, lightning-tempered, polyamorous Zeus was the most powerful and charismatic of the Greek gods, and the progenitor of some of the most enduring stories of world mythology. In Zeus, author Tom Stone takes readers on a 4,000-year journey through the gods tumultuous life, from his origins as a sky god in the Russian steppes and his scandalous reign on Mt. Olympus to his approaching end in a palace storeroom in Christian Constantinople. Crossing the length and breadth of Greece, Stone and his Iranian wife explore the most significant sites in Greek myth, from mountaintops to subterranean caves, Olympus to Crete, and Mycenae to Macedonia. Along the way, he reveals how Zeuss story grew from the soil of Greece and changed along with the countrys history, all with a brilliant mix of erudition and bravura storytelling. Combining mythology, history, and travel, this is an indispensable book for anyone who loves Greece or its great stories of myth and legend.

About the Author

A philhellene who lived in Greece for twenty-two years, Tom Stone is the author of six previous books about Greece and its culture and language, including The Summer of My Greek Taverna. He has written extensively on Greece and its history for various magazines and guide books. He lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582345185
Subtitle:
A Journey Through Greece in the Footsteps of a God
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Author:
Stone, Tom
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Antiquities & Archaeology
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Gods, Greek
Subject:
Mythology-General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080205
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw photos, maps
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East
Humanities » Mythology » Classical
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling
Religion » Western Religions » General and Comparative Religion
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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In the tradition of Walking the Bible, an irresistible tour through some of the most powerful stories ever told.

Lusty, lightning-tempered, polyamorous Zeus was the most powerful and charismatic of the Greek gods, and the progenitor of some of the most enduring stories of world mythology. In Zeus, author Tom Stone takes readers on a 4,000-year journey through the gods tumultuous life, from his origins as a sky god in the Russian steppes and his scandalous reign on Mt. Olympus to his approaching end in a palace storeroom in Christian Constantinople. Crossing the length and breadth of Greece, Stone and his Iranian wife explore the most significant sites in Greek myth, from mountaintops to subterranean caves, Olympus to Crete, and Mycenae to Macedonia. Along the way, he reveals how Zeuss story grew from the soil of Greece and changed along with the countrys history, all with a brilliant mix of erudition and bravura storytelling. Combining mythology, history, and travel, this is an indispensable book for anyone who loves Greece or its great stories of myth and legend.

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