'A vivid tapestry of the most unforgettable stories in all human history' How It Works.
'a good introduction to the stories, showing how they can transcend origins and cultural contexts within which they arose and remained open to an array of interpretations' TLS.
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, joined by his wife, writer Kathryn 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 amazing 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.
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Descripción Quercus. 1 Cloth(s), 2011. hard. Estado de conservación: New. 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, the tales of Greek mythology exert a fascination and inspiration that have endured for thousands of years. There are few people as steeped in the ancient world as husband and wife Robin and Kathryn Waterfield—a classicist and a writer specializing in Greek history, respectively—and in their hands the heroism, humor, mystery, sensuality, and brutality of the Greek myths are vividly brought to life in this beautifully illustrated book. 320. Nº de ref. de la librería 71220
Descripción Quercus, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0857382888
Descripción Quercus, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110857382888
Descripción Quercus Publishing, 2012. Gebundene Ausgabe. Estado de conservación: Neu. Neu Neuware, Importqualität, auf Lager, SCHNELLVERSAND mit dpd - A highly readable and illustrated re-telling of the most famous stories from Greek mythology. Written by one of Britain's leading classicists, it includes images of ancient Greek artefacts and artworks. 320 pp. Englisch. Nº de ref. de la librería INF1000357412