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Greek Myths 2 (55 Edition)


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ISBN13: 9780140010275
ISBN10: 0140010270
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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 todays archaeological and anthropological knowledge.


A collection of classic mythology covers creation, the residents of Olympia, mythical heroes, and the tales of Minos and Theseus, Thebes and Mycenae, and the Argonauts and Medea.


A modern retelling of the creation myths, the legends of the birth and lives of the Olympians, and the stories of Theseus, Oedipus, Heracles, the Argonauts, and the Trojan War.

Table of Contents

105. Oedipus

106. The Seven Against Thebes

107. The Epigoni

108. Tantalus

109. Pelops and Oenomaus

110. The Children of Pelops

111. Atreus and Thyestes

112. Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra

113. The Vengeance of Orestes

114. The Trial of Orestes

115. The Pacification of the Erinnyes

116. Iphigeneia Among the Taurians

117. The Reign of Orestes

118. The Birth of Heracles

119. The Youth of Heracles

120. The Daughters of Thespius

121. Erginus

122. The Madness of Heracles

123. The First Labour: The Nemean Lion

124. The Second Labour: The Lernaean Hydra

125. The Third Labour: The Ceryneian Hind

126. The Fourth Labour: The Erymanthian Boar

127. The Fifth Labour: The Stables of Augeias

128. The Sixth Labour: The Stymphalian Birds

129. The Seventh Labour: The Cretan Bull

130. The Eighth Labour: The Mares of Diomedes

131. The Ninth Labour: Hippolyte's Girdle

132. The Tenth Labour: The Cattle of Geryon

133. The Eleventh Labour: The Apples of the Hesperides

134. The Twelfth Labour: The Capture of Cerberus

135. The Murder of Iphitus

136. Omphale

137. Hesione

138. The Conquest of Elis

139. The Capture of Pylus

140. The Sons of Hippocoön

141. Auge

142. Deianeira

143. Heracles in Trachis

144. Iole

145. The Apotheosis of Heracles

146. The Children of Heracles

147. Linus

148. The Argonauts Assemble

149. The Lemnian Women and King Cyzicus

150. Hylas, Amycus, and Phineus

151. From the Symplegades to Colchis

152. The Seizure of the Fleece

153. The Murder of Apsyrtus

154. The Argo Returns to Greece

155. The Death of Pelias

156. Medea at Ephyra

157. Medea in Exile

158. The Foundation of Troy

159. Paris and Helen

160. The First Gathering at Aulis

161. The Second Gathering at Aulis

162. Nine Years of War

163. The Wrath of Achilles

164. The Death of Achilles

165. The Madness of Ajax

166. The Oracles of Troy

167. The Wooden Horse

168. The Sack of Troy

169. The Returns

170. Odysseus's Wanderings

171. Odysseus's Homecoming


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Gold Gato, April 12, 2014 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
The Great Graves continued his dissection of the the ancient Greek myths with this second volume and as with the first volume, it is a collection of detailed research. The majority of the tales in this book center around the Twelve Labours of Heracles. And it was quite a labour reading them. I have nothing in particular against the strongest of the strong ones, but there are only so many labours I can belabour myself through.

The slog through Heracles' adventures is countered by the last part of the book, which is the telling of the Trojan War and the Odyssey. This wouldn't be the publication I would turn to for storytelling, but it is a systematic reference of quotes and footnotes and justification for Graves' mythological reasonings. His thoughts on the legend of Homer are worth the last chapters.

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Graves, Robert
Penguin Books
Harmondsworth, England
Antiquities & Archaeology
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Mythology, Greek
General Fiction
Religion Western-General and Comparative Religion
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"Synopsis" by , A collection of classic mythology covers creation, the residents of Olympia, mythical heroes, and the tales of Minos and Theseus, Thebes and Mycenae, and the Argonauts and Medea.
"Synopsis" by , A modern retelling of the creation myths, the legends of the birth and lives of the Olympians, and the stories of Theseus, Oedipus, Heracles, the Argonauts, and the Trojan War.

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