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Tales From The Greek Legends

Author : Benjamin Soames
ISBN : OCLC:809481475
Genre : Mythology, Classical
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Retells some of the myths of ancient Greece, with background music by Holst, Wagner and others.
Category: Mythology, Classical

Tales Of The Greek Heroes Film Tie In

Author : Roger Lancelyn Green
ISBN : 9780141962092
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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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. Introduced with wit and humour by Rick Riordan, creator of the highly successful Percy Jackson series.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Greek Myths

Author : Robin Waterfield
ISBN : 9780857384133
Genre : Fiction
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The Greek Myths contains some of the most thrilling, romantic, and unforgettable stories in all human history. From Achilles rampant on the fields of Troy, to the gods at sport on Mount Olympus; from Icarus flying too close to the sun, to the superhuman feats of Heracles, Theseus, and the wily Odysseus, these timeless tales exert an eternal fascination and inspiration that have endured for millennia and influenced cultures from ancient to modern. Beginning at the dawn of human civilization, when the Titan Prometheus stole fire from Zeus and offered mankind hope, the reader is immediately immersed in the majestic, magical, and mythical world of the Greek gods and heroes. As the tales unfold, renowned classicist Robin Waterfield creates a sweeping panorama of the romance, intrigues, heroism, humour, sensuality, and brutality of the Greek myths and legends. The terrible curse that plagued the royal houses of Mycenae and Thebes, Jason and the golden fleece, Perseus and the dread Gorgon, the wooden horse and the sack of Troy - these amazing stories have influenced art and literature from the Iron Age to the present day. And far from being just a treasure trove of timeless tales, The Greek Myths is a catalogue of Greek myth in art through the ages, and a notable work of literature in its own right.
Category: Fiction

Indo European Folk Tales And Greek Legend

Author : W. R. Halliday
ISBN : 9781107679085
Genre : History
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This book contains the text of the Gray Lectures delivered in 1932 on the influence of Indo-European legend on Greek myth.
Category: History

Illustrated Stories From The Greek Myths

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ISBN : 0794532373
Genre : Children's stories
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FAIRY TALES, FOLK TALES, FABLES, MAGICAL TALES & TRADITIONAL STORIES. A wonderful collection of six classic Greek myths and legends, specially retold for younger readers. Includes the stories of The Wooden Horse, The Minotaur and The Odyssey, as well as a guide to the Greek gods. Beautifully bound in padded hardback, and packed with information, colour and culture, this makes a thrilling read for any child. Ages 5+
Category: Children's stories

Greek Legends

Author : Terry Deary
ISBN : 0439949408
Genre : Children's stories, English
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Ten well-known Greek legends are retold - as you've never read them before! In this collection of ten Greek legends, a top policeinspector investigates Oedipus's crimes and there's the chance to play the hero in the story of the Trojan War and Achilles. The book also includes nasty ways to die, cruel Greek criminals and petrifying pets of the ancient world. Want to know whatHercules was doing before he got his own TV show? This whimsical guide explains the figures and themes of major Greek myths. Readers also get a glimpse of everyday life in ancient Greece. Twisted Tales: Greek Legends is great for grade 5 ancient civilization curriculum.
Category: Children's stories, English

The Book Of Greek And Roman Folktales Legends And Myths

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ISBN : 9781400884674
Genre : Literary Collections
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The first anthology ever to present the entire range of ancient Greek and Roman stories—from myths and fairy tales to jokes Captured centaurs and satyrs, talking animals, people who suddenly change sex, men who give birth, the temporarily insane and the permanently thick-witted, delicate sensualists, incompetent seers, a woman who remembers too much, a man who cannot laugh—these are just some of the colorful characters who feature in the unforgettable stories that ancient Greeks and Romans told in their daily lives. Together they created an incredibly rich body of popular oral stories that include, but range well beyond, mythology—from heroic legends, fairy tales, and fables to ghost stories, urban legends, and jokes. This unique anthology presents the largest collection of these tales ever assembled. Featuring nearly four hundred stories in authoritative and highly readable translations, this is the first book to offer a representative selection of the entire range of traditional classical storytelling. Set mostly in the world of humans, not gods, these stories focus on figures such as lovers, tricksters, philosophers, merchants, rulers, athletes, artists, and soldiers. The narratives range from the well-known—for example, Cupid and Psyche, Diogenes and his lantern, and the tortoise and the hare—to lesser-known tales that deserve wider attention. Entertaining and fascinating, they offer a unique window into the fantasies, anxieties, humor, and passions of the people who told them. Complete with beautiful illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes, a comprehensive introduction, notes, and more, this one-of-a-kind anthology will delight general readers as well as students of classics, fairy tales, and folklore.
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Tales Of Ancient Greece

Author : Enid Blyton
ISBN : 1901881679
Genre : Children's stories, English
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Retells the classic stories of Pandora, Phaeton, Hercules, Orpheus, and Eurydice.
Category: Children's stories, English

Greek Myths Western Style

Author : Barbara McBride-Smith
ISBN : 0874835240
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Inserts the elements of classical Greek mythology into twentieth-century Texas and pokes fun at celebrities, current events, and scandals
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Gods And Heroes Of Ancient Greece

Author : Gustav Schwab
ISBN : 9780307805188
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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From fire-stealing Prometheus to scene-stealing Helen of Troy, from Jason and his golden fleece to Oedipus and his mother, this collection of classic tales from Greek mythology demonstrates the inexhaustible vitality of a timeless cultural legacy. Here are Icarus flying too close to the sun, mighty Hercules, Achilles and that darn heel, the Trojans and their wooden horse, brave Perseus and beautiful Andromeda, wandering Odysseus and steadfast Penelope. Their stories and the stories of the powerful gods and goddesses who punish and reward, who fall in love with and are enraged by the humans they have created, are set forth simply but movingly, in language that retains the power and drama of the original works by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Homer. Edited by Gustav Schwab Introduction by Werner Jaeger Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
Category: Young Adult Fiction