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The Penguin book of classical myths

Author: Jennifer R March
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"These are the strangest tales of love, war, betrayal and heroism ever told, here retold by Jenny March, who also shows how they echo through the works of much later writers, from Spenser and Shakespeare to Camus and Yeats. All the heroes, monsters and villains, gods and goddesses of classical civilization are here; all the stories of the Greek tragedies - Oedipus, Medea, Antigone and many more; all the events of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer R March
ISBN: 9781846141300 1846141303 9780141020778 0141020776
OCLC Number: 213384018
Description: xxiii, 590 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Creation --
2. The gods --
3. The first humans --
4. The quest for the Golden Fleece --
5. Io and Argos --
6. Heroes and monsters --
7. Herakles --
8. Theseus, Athens and Crete --
9. The Theban saga --
10. The Trojan war --
11. Odysseus and his Odyssey --
12. The house of Pelops --
13. Dangerous women --
14. Aeneas and the destiny of Rome --
15. The foundation of Rome --
16. Metamorphoses --
17. Myths of love and death.
Responsibility: Jennifer March.

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Whether it's the raging Minotaur trapped in the Cretan labyrinth or the twelve labours of Hercules, Aphrodite's birth from the waves or Zeus visiting Danae as a shower of gold, the mythology of  Read more...

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