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Bulfinch's Greek and Roman mythology : the age of fable

Author: Thomas Bulfinch
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, [1859]. ©2000
Series: Dover thrift editions.
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This volume is a popularization of Greek and Roman mythology for English-language readers, presenting a prose recounting of classic myths and stories. Drawing on the works of Homer, Ovid, Virgil, and other classical authors, this work offers lively retellings of the myths of the Greek and Roman gods: Venus and Adonis, Jupiter and Juno, Daphne and Apollo, and many others. This work also discusses the philosophical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Bulfinch
ISBN: 0486411079 9780486411071
OCLC Number: 43063214
Notes: An unabridged reprint of a standard edition of The age of fable, originally published in 1859.
Includes index.
Description: xii, 301 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Prometheus and Pandora --
Apollo and Daphne - Pyramus and Thisbe - Cephalus and Procris --
Juno and her rivals, Io and Callisto, Diana and Action, Latona and the Rustics --
Phaeton --
Midas, Baucis and Philemon --
Proserpine, Glaucus and Scylla --
Pygmalion, Dryope, Venus and Adonis, Apollo and Hyacinthus --
Ceyx and Halcyone: or, the Halcyon Birds --
Vertumnus and Pomona --
Cupid and Psyche --
Cadmus, the Myrmidons --
Nisus and Scylla, Echo and Narcissus, Clytie, Hero and Leander --
Minerva, Niobe --
The Graeae and Gorgons, Perseus and Medusa, Atlas, Andromeda --
Monsters: Giants, Sphinx, Pegasus and Chimera, Centaurs, Pygmies, Griffin --
The Golden Fleece, Medea And Aeson --
Meleager and Atalanta --
Hercules, Hebe and Ganymede --
Theseus, Daedalus, Castor and Pollux --
Bacchus, Ariadne --
The rural Deities, Erisichthon, Rh Cus, the Water Deities, the Camenae, the Winds --
Achelous and Hercules, Admetus and Alcestis, Antigone, Penelope --
Orpheus and Eurydice, Aristaeus-Amphion, Linus, Thamyris, Marsyas, Melampus, Musaeus --
Arion, Ibycus, Simonides, Sappho --
Endymion, Orion, Aurora and Tithonus, Acis and Galatea --
The Trojan War --
The fall of Troy, return of the Greeks-Agamemnon, Orestes and Electra --
Adventures of Ulysses - The Lotus-Eaters - Cyclopses - Circe - Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis - Calypso --
The Phaeacians, Fate of the Suitors --
Adventures of Aeneas, the Harpies, Dido, Palinurus --
The Infernal Regions, the Sibyl --
Aeneas in Italy --
Pythagoras - Egyptian deities - Oracles --
Origin of mythology, statues of gods and goddesses - poets of mythology --
Modern monsters, the Phcenix, Basilisk, Unicorn, Salamander --
Eastern Mythology, Zoroasterhindu mythology, Castes, Buddha, Grand Lama --
Northern mythology, Valhalla, the Valkyrior --
Thor's visit to Jotunheim --
The death of Baldur, the Elves, runic letters, Skalds, Iceland --
The Druids, Iona --
Beowulf.
Series Title: Dover thrift editions.
Other Titles: Age of fable
Responsibility: Thomas Bulfinch.
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This volume is a popularization of Greek and Roman mythology for English-language readers, presenting a prose recounting of classic myths and stories. Drawing on the works of Homer, Ovid, Virgil, and other classical authors, this work offers lively retellings of the myths of the Greek and Roman gods: Venus and Adonis, Jupiter and Juno, Daphne and Apollo, and many others. This work also discusses the philosophical background of each culture.

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