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- OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 7.99
This volume brings together ten of the most celebrated Platonic myths, from eight of Plato's dialogues ranging from the early Protagoras and Gorgias to the late Timaeus and Critias. They include the famous myth of the cave from Republic as well as 'The Judgement of Souls' and 'The Birth of Love'. Each myth is a self-contained story, prefaced by a... more...
- OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 8.99
The only work of its kind to survive from classical antiquity, the Library of Apollodorus is a unique guide to Greek mythology, from the origins of the universe to the Trojan War. Used as a source book by classicists from antiquity to Robert Graves, it tells the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated... more...
- 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$ 13.99
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$ 32.29
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...