The Greek myths / Robert Graves ; introduced by Kenneth McLeish ; illustrations by Grahame Baker
- Graves, Robert, 1895-1985
- London : Folio Society, 2003. and 2005 printing.
- Copyright Date:
- "Fifteenth printing (two volumes) 2003."--T.p. verso.
- Physical Description:
- 2 volumes (700 pages) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
- Additional Creators:
- McLeish, Kenneth, 1940-1997, Baker-Smith, Grahame, and Folio Society (London, England)
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- Volume I: Editor's introduction -- Author's introduction -- Foreword -- Beginnings -- Stories of the gods -- Sky, sea, and underworld -- Revolts against the gods -- Heroes, gods, and mortals -- Crete and Theseus -- Volume II: Thebes -- Argos -- Heracles -- Jason and the Argonauts -- The Trojan war -- Odysseus -- Index.
- In a work that has become a classic reference book for both the serious scholar and the casual inquirer, Graves retells the adventures of the important gods and heroes worshipped by the ancient Greeks. Each entry provides a full commentary which examines problems of interpretation in both historical and anthropological terms, and in light of contemporary research. Endymion, Pelops, Daedalus, Pygmalion, we recognize the names, but what are the stories behind these and other familiar gods from the Greek pantheon; names that recur throughout the history of European culture? Drawing on an enormous range of sources, Robert Graves has brought together elements of these myths in simple narrative form. He retells the adventures of the most important gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks. His work has become the reference for the serious scholar as well as the casual inquirer.
- Originally published by The Folio Society in one volume, 1996., Maps on endpapers., In slipcase., and Includes index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Brandywine copy: Selected to honor Arnold A. Markley, on the occasion of receiving tenure-promotion; and purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 2009.
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