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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00
Presenting the stories of Zeus and Europa, Theseus and Ariadne, the birth of Athens and the fall of Troy, in all their variants, Calasso also uncovers the distant origins of secrets and tragedy, virginity, and rape. "A perfect work like no other. (Calasso) has re-created . . . the morning of our world."--Gore Vidal. 15 engravings. more...
- For Beginners 2013; US$ 16.99
Would there be a Western civilization without the Greek myths? Would we be able to define our civilization and ourselves without some reference to the grand, violent, and venal doings of those denizens of Mount Olympus? Greek Mythology For Beginners presents the pantheon ? that immortal collection of rogues and heroes, misfits and tyrants - and... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 12.99
Here is the stuff legends are made of in 25 of the most beloved tales from Greek mythology, complemented with gorgeous illustrations by artist Tinou Le Joly Senoville. These classic, timeless stories have been crafted into a concise, intriguing, and very readable romp through the human condition. Arranged by emotional theme?cunning, vanity, vengeance,... more...
- Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 19.99
In a momentous publication, Seamus Heaney's translation of Book VI of the Aeneid , Virgil's epic poem composed sometime between 29 and 19 BC, follows the hero, Aeneas, on his descent into the underworld. In Stepping Stones , a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, Heaney acknowledged the importance of the poem to his writing, noting... more...
- Waverley Books 2015; US$ 15.99
For thousands of years the myths of Ancient Greece and Rome have fascinated people and inspired great writers, thinkers, artists and culture. This book explains myths and retells them in this comprehensive and useful tales, myths and characters in over 1000 cross-references. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 9.86
Explore the real Greek myths behind Percy Jackson's story - he's not the first Perseus to have run into trouble with the gods . . . These are the mysterious and exciting legends of the gods and heroes in Ancient Greece, from the adventures of Perseus, the labours of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, to Odysseus and the Trojan wars.... more...
- Springer New York 2011; US$ 31.84
For everyone interested in the stories behind the names of constellations and planets, this book describes the 48 constellations identified by the ancient Greek astronomer Ptolemy, and the planets of our solar system and their moons, all named for Roman gods. more...
- Sourcebooks 2011; US$ 19.95
"Greek Mythology for Teens" takes classical mythology to a new level by relating ancient stories to the culture, history, art, and literature of today. The book uses the innovative approach of reader's theater to teach mythology to teens, asking them to act out the stories and become engaged in a common learning experience. By looking at topics instrumental... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 15.49
I choose to take back my life. My life. Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she's left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day's grace. It's time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.99
An epic tale of love and betrayal, war and hope The Iliad is the first of two legendary ancient poems attributed to the Greek bard Homer. Typically dated between the 8th and 7th centuries BC it is believed by many to be the earliest extant piece of European literature. The poem deals with the exploits of Agamemnon, Odysseus, Achilles, Ajax and their... more...