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Mythos : the Greek myths reimagined

Author: Stephen Fry
Publisher: San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books LLC, 2019. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here are the thrills, grandeur, and unabashed fun of the Greek myths, stylishly retold by Stephen Fry. The legendary writer, actor, and comedian breathes life into ancient tales, from Pandora's box to Prometheus's fire, and transforms the adventures of Zeus and the Olympians into emotionally resonant and deeply funny stories, without losing any of their original wonder. Classical artwork inspired by the myths and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Fry
ISBN: 9781452178912 1452178917
OCLC Number: 1079411381
Notes: Originally published: London, England : Michael Joseph, 2017.
Description: 351 pages : color illustrations, color map, genealogical tables ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword --
The beginning, part one: Out of chaos --
The first order --
The second order --
Gaia's revenge --
The sickle --
Night and day, light and dark --
Ouranos gelded --
Erinyes, Gigantes, and Meliae --
From the foam --
Rhea --
The children of Rhea --
The switch --
The Cretan child --
The oath of allegiance --
The Cretan boy --
The oceanid and the potion --
Rebirth of the five --
The beginning, part two: Clash of the Titans --
The proliferation --
The Muses --
Threesomes --
Spirits of air, Earth, and water --
Disposer supreme and judge of the Earth --
The third order --
Hestia --
The lottery --
Hades --
Poseidon --
Demeter --
Hera --
A new home --
The runt --
It's war --
The enchanted throne --
The lame one --
The hand of Aphrodite --
The wedding feast --
Food of the gods --
Bad Zeus --
The mother of all migraines --
Athena --
Metis within --
Seeking sanctuary --
Twins! --
Artemis --
Apollo --
The wrath of Hera --
Maia Maia --
The infant prodigy --
Half brothers --
The twelfth god --
The Olympians --
The toys of Zeus, part one: Prometheus --
Kneading and firing --
A reduced set --
A name is found --
The golden age --
The fennel stalk --
The gift of fire --
The punishments --
The gift --
The brothers --
When it's a jar --
The chest, the waters, and the bones of Gaia --
Death --
Prometheus bound --
Persephone and the chariot --
The pomegranate seeds --
Hermaphroditus and Silenus --
Cupid and Psyche --
Erotes --
Love, love, love --
Psyche --
Prophecy and abandonment --
The enchanted castle --
Voices, visions, and a visitor --
Sisters --
A drop of oil --
Alone --
The task of Aphrodite --
The union of love and soul --
The toys of Zeus, part two: Mortals --
Io --
The semen-soaked scarf --
Phaeton --
The son of the sun --
Father and sun --
Daybreak --
The drive --
The fallout --
Cadmus --
The white bull --
The quest for Europa --
The oracle speaks --
The Phocian games --
The water dragon --
The dragon's teeth --
The marriage of Cadmus and Harmonia --
Cosigned to the dust --
Twice born --
The eagle lands --
The eagle's wife --
The manifestation --
The newest god --
Thirteen at the table --
The beautiful and the damned: Angry goddesses --
Actaeon --
Erysichton --
The doctor and the crow --
The birth of medicine --
Crime and punishment --
Ixion --
Consequences --
Tantalus --
Sisyphus --
Brotherly love --
Sisyphean tasks --
The eagle --
Cheating death --
Life without death --
Burial rites --
Rolling the rock --
Hubris --
All tears --
Apollo and Marsyas: Puffed cheeks --
The competition --
Judgment --
Arachne --
The weaver --
The weave-off --
The reward --
More metamorphoses --
Nisus and Scylla --
Callisto --
Procne and Philomela --
Ganymede and the eagle --
Moon lovers --
Lailaps and Alopex Teumesios --
Endymion --
Eos and Tithonus --
Love and first sight --
The boon --
Be careful what you wish for --
The grasshopper --
The bloom of youth --
Hyacinthus --
Crocus and Smilax --
Aphrodite and Adonis --
Echo and Narcissus --
Tiresias --
Narcissus --
Echo --
Echolaila --
Echo and Narcissus --
The boy in the water --
The gods take pity --
Lovers --
Pyramus and Thisbe --
Galateas --
Acis and Galatea --
Galatea II --
Leucippos II, Daphne, and Apollo --
Galatea III and Pygmalion too --
Hero and Leander --
Arion and the dolphin --
Overboard --
The monument --
Philemon and Baucis, or hospitality rewarded --
Phrygia and the Gordian knot --
Midas --
The ugly stranger --
Goldfinger ---
King Midas's Ears --
Appendices: The brothers, a sidebar --
Hope --
Giant leaps --
Feet and toes --
Afterword.
Other Titles: Greek myths reimagined
Responsibility: by Stephen Fry.

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Here are the thrills, grandeur, and unabashed fun of the Greek myths, stylishly retold by Stephen Fry. The legendary writer, actor, and comedian breathes life into ancient tales, from Pandora's box to Prometheus's fire, and transforms the adventures of Zeus and the Olympians into emotionally resonant and deeply funny stories, without losing any of their original wonder. Classical artwork inspired by the myths and learned notes from the author offer rich cultural context.

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