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You might like to consider the Loeb Classical Library edition of The Library by Apollodorus translated by James G Frazer - he of The Golden Bough. His mother was Pluto, a daughter of Cronus and Rhea or, some say, of Oceanus and Tethys; and his father either Zeus, or Tmolus, the oak-chapleted deity of Mount Tmolus who, with his wife Omphale, ruled over the kingdom of Lydia and had judged the contest between Pan and Apollo. It is a collection that will be avidly read and treasured by children, and rediscovered with nostalgic zeal by adults. Though again, I think this is probably more useful if you are already familiar with this kind of thing.

However, it has to be said that the vast majority of reprints, even of volumes originally published ten or twenty years ago, are reissued in the original size and very often in superior versions.Green’s gift is to draw on the most authoritative classical Greek authors – Homer, Ovid, Apollonius of Rhodes – representing 2,000 years of Greek literature, and present them in simple but exciting language for readers of all ages. It reads like an Argos catalogue, but with characters rather than products, and not nearly as interesting. Certi passaggi sono volati via prima che avessi il tempo di capire come si collocavano rispetto alle infomrazini precedenti. It includes all the most iconic stories, drawing on Plutarch, Virgil, Livy and Ovid amongst others, but also lesser-known traditions, including some of the more bizarre Roman superstitions, such as the Lupercalia in which youths dressed in animal skins and smeared with dog blood would whip female onlookers with strips of goatskin to promote fertility.

Graves also claims that in pre-Hellenic Greece, kings' rules were limited to solar cycles (such as one year, or 'great years' of 4 or 19 years, when the moon and sun are in greater alignment), and rule was divided between a sacred king and a 'tanist' (an earthly king), who were often in competition.If you’re interested in a comparison between the original books and the smaller multi-part volumes that Folio also released a few years later for some of these editions – whilst the text is identical and the obvious difference is size, I believe the most important distinction is in the illustrations – the single volume editions contains beautiful two-colour images, whilst the illustrations in the smaller cheaper sets are produced only in black and white. Using classical sources he constructed a complexly compelling tale of the life of the Roman emperor Claudius, a tale extended in Claudius the God (1935). Demeter mourning her daughter Persephone, Icarus flying too close to the sun, Theseus and the Minotaur … all are captured here with the author’s characteristic erudition and flair.

An ideal place to spend a Saturday afternoon, digging through the piles and piles of jumbled books, your mouth going dry with excitement when a treasure suddenly pops up. If you are looking for stories with heroes fighting monsters I would suggest you look elsewhere, however if you are looking a deeper understanding of where the characters you know (and either love or hate) come from and interacted with the world, this is for you. Greetings, dear readers, and welcome to this tour de force through the Folio Society’s beloved myths and legends series!

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The books are in fine condition (quarter bound in buckram with beautifully iIlustrated brown, black and white boards with gilt lettering to spines) with no significant wear, apart from a couple of tiny spots to the fore edge of Volume 1. One of this books greatest strengths is also it's greatest weakness if one tries to read it cover to cover. In addition, many of the myths have multiple versions and Graves discusses many of these variations which also interfere with treating this book like a story book. At the outbreak of WWI, Graves enlisted almost immediately, taking a commission in the Royal Welch Fusiliers.

While Graves, in this volume, has collected and compiled the myths and stories of the ancient Greeks, he is obviously very interested in the genesis and A good introductory volume on myths - and one which deserves "Folioisation" - is Edith Hamilton's Mythology. While other collections depict the stories in isolation, Green creates drama and tension by presenting his myths as a sequence of events, so that the Heroic Age is relived as a complete historical era. com, the Sell on Etsy app, and the Etsy app, as well as the electricity that powers Etsy’s global offices and employees working remotely from home in the US.

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