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Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece: Mythology's Great Tales of Valor and Romance

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The Adventures that Shaped the Western World

First published in 1934, Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece has become one of the most popular, enduring--and captivating--retellings of the ancient myths for modern readers. Recognizing the sheer entertainment value of these timeless adventures, world renowned classical scholar W.H.D. Rouse delighted his students at the Perse School in Cambridge, England, with a conversational style and childlike wonder that made the legends come alive--a rare storytelling gift that continues to engage young and old alike.

Many of the characters in this book are familiar to us--Helen of Troy, Icarus, Zeus, Athena, to name just a few--but rarely have their stories of war and adventure, bravery and romance, been so simply and thrillingly told. From the strong-arm heroics of Heracles, to the trickery of the Trojan Horse, from the seductions of Circe the sorceress, to the terrors of the Cyclops and Minotaur, these legends have outlived the culture that bore them. But while the ancient Greeks may be long gone, their fables and morals, their heroes and heroines, live on today…

Synopsis:

Now in paperback comes the book that made the legends of mythology come alive. From the strong-arm heroics of Hercules to the tricker of the Trojan Horse, these are the adventures that shaped the Western world.

About the Author

W.H.D. Rouse was one of the great 20th century experts on Ancient Greece, and headmaster of the Perse School, Cambridge, England, for 26 years. Under his leadership the school became widely known for the successful teaching of Greek and Latin as spoken languages. He derived his knowledge of the Greeks not only from his wide studies of classical literature, but also by travelling extensively in Greece. He died in 1950.

Table of Contents

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Preface

Introduction

Part 1

I. The Beginning of Things

II. The Gods

III. Prometheus

IV. Demeter

V. Athena

VI. The Olympian Household

VII. Apollo and Artemis

VIII. Pan

IX. Hermê

X. Artemis

Part 2

XI. The Flood

XII. Athena and Poseidon

XIII. The Heroes: Heraclês

XIV. Typhon

XV. Cadmos

XVI. Dionysos

XVII. Asclepios

Part 3

XVIII. Jason

XIX. The Ram with a Golden Fleece

XX. The Argonauts

XXI. Cupid and His Mother

XXII. Jason and Medeia

XXIII. The Brazen Bulls and the Dragon's Teeth

XXIV. The Golden Fleece

Part 4

XXV. Theseus and the Robbers

XXVI. Theseus and Medeia

XXVII. Theseus and the Minotaur

XXVIII. Daidalos and Icaros, and the End of Theseus

XXIX. Meleagros and the Brand

XXX. Atalanta

XXXI. Peleus and Thetis

XXXII. Apollo and Admetos

XXXIII. Helios and Phaëthon

Part 5

XXXIV. Orpheus and Eurydicê

XXXV. Danaê and the Shower of Gold

XXXVI. Perseus and the Gorgon Medusa

XXXVII. Perseus and Andromeda

XXXVIII. Pegasos and Bellerophon

XXXIX. Iamos the Pansy-Child

XL. The Golden Apple of Discord

XLI. The Armes of Achillês

XLII. Arês in Battle

XLIII. Odysseus

XLIV. Cupid and Psychê

XLV. Great Pan Is Dead

Pronouncing Index

Genealogical Chart

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451527905
Author:
Rouse, W. H. D.
Author:
Weisbecker, A. C.
Publisher:
New American Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Religion - Church History
Subject:
Antiquities & Archaeology
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Subject:
Colombia
Subject:
Drug traffic
Subject:
California, Northern
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Mythology-General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
1510
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.02x5.34x.50 in. .38 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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