Greek Gods and Heroes

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 0795336519

Category: Fiction

Page: 142

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A retelling of the greatest myths and legends of the ancient Greek gods and heroes for readers of all ages by a celebrated historical novelist. In the ancient past, the Gods and Goddesses of ancient Greece lived on Mount Olympus and ruled the world of mortals. Famous heroes shaped the course of history, beautiful women drew the gazes of gods and men alike, and the gods were both fickle in their favors and breathtakingly generous to those they smiled upon. From Midas’ tragic gift to the exploits of Hercules and the curse of Pandora, renowned classicist and historical novelist Robert Graves brings the legends of ancient Greece to life in a lively, accessible way that’s sure to appeal to everyone; from children to adults, and from casual readers to serious scholars.

Greek Gods and Heroes

Author: Sylvie Baussier

Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions

ISBN: 9781786031471

Category:

Page: 88

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Each Top 40 Famous title introduces readers to a fascinating non-fiction subject through its 40 most famous people or groups. In this fun title, 40 gods, goddesses, heroes and heroines of Greek Mythology are waiting to be discovered, including Gaia, Zeus, Prometheus, Pandora, Athena, Antigone, Orpheus, Helen and Achilles. Each portrait includes the person's genealogy, allies and enemies, history and the myths associated with them.

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Author: Bernard Evslin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453264485

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 212

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The bestselling compendium of ancient Greece’s timeless tales and towering figures of mythology from a classics expert. The world of Greek mythology contains some of the most exciting and imaginative stories ever told. In Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths, bestselling author Bernard Evslin shares his passion for these fabulous tales and the eternal themes they so beautifully express. In this accessible overview, you’ll get to know the iconic gods, heroes, and tragic figures: Zeus, the all-powerful king of the gods; Hera, his cunning and jealous wife; King Midas, whose touch could turn anything into gold; the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his own creation; and many more. With each story, Evslin brings new life to these legendary characters and the magical world they inhabit. Translated into multiple languages, and with more than ten million copies sold, this invaluable resource has become a classic in itself.

The Greek Myths

Author: Robin Waterfield,Kathryn Waterfield

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623652146

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A highly readable and beautifully illustrated re-telling of the most famous stories from Greek mythology. 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.

The Greek Gods and Heroes - Ancient Greece for Kids | Children's Ancient History

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1541918738

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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The Greeks sure had many gods and heroes too! They like to look up to powerful figures and thank them for specific aspects of their lives. This devotion has created a strong culture with belief systems. The Greeks dared to imagine and it they became famous for being a great civilization. Learn about some of the gods and heroes the Greeks believed in. Buy this book today!

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of Ancient Greek Mythology

Author: Michael Ford

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 190875981X

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

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Heroes, Gods and Monsters in Ancient Greek Mythology' is a collection of classic archetypal Ancient Greek myths, including the stories of Jason, Perseus, Odysseus, Heracles, Oedipus and Theseus, and many more dark and delirious, famous Ancient Greek myths. These stories, which have had a great influence on thinkers throughout the centuries, inform popular culture even today. Here they are told as if by a fireside storyteller, detailing the horrific perils these heroes faced. A historical introduction explains who the Ancient Greeks were, describing their beliefs and customs, and a 'Finding out more' section provides you with the tools you need to discover even more about this increidble civilisation and their beliefs.

Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece

Author: Gustav Schwab

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307805182

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 768

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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

Gods & heroes

myths & epics of ancient Greece

Author: Gustav Schwab

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 764

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Hercules and Other Legends Gods and Heroes

Author: Donald Richardson

Publisher: Gramercy

ISBN: 9780517665619

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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Just when interest in this figure is at its height -- with the phenomenal success of the super-hit TV show Hercules -- here's an accessible retelling of Greek myths and legends, gods and heroes. It's chronologically arranged and easy-to-read.

Gods and Heroes in Late Archaic Greek Art

Author: Karl Schefold,Luca Giuliani

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521327183

Category: Art

Page: 375

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This volume is the sequel to Karl Schefold's Myth and Legend in Early Greek Art, and the second in his ambitious project to trace the representation of the Greek myths in Greek art from the beginnings down to the Hellenistic period.

Gods and Heroes

Mythology Around the World

Author: Korwin Briggs

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 1523503785

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Meet the Original Superheroes. Before there was Batman, Wonder Woman, or Black Panther...there was Indra, Hindu king of gods, who battled a fearsome snake to save the world from drought. Athena, the powerful Greek goddess of wisdom who could decide the fate of battles before they even began. Okuninushi, the Japanese hero who defeated eighty brothers to become king and then traded it all for a chance at immortality. Featuring more than 70 characters from 23 cultures around the world, this A-to-Z encyclopedia of mythology is a who's who of powerful gods and goddesses, warriors and kings, enchanted creatures and earthshaking giants whose stories have been passed down since the beginning of time—and are now given fresh life for a new generation of young readers. Plus, You'll Learn All About: Dragons: The Hydra, St. George's Dragon, and the Australian Rainbow Snake Giants: Grendel, Balor of the Evuil Eye, Polyphemus, and the Purusha with the thousand heads Monsters: Manticore, Sphinx, Minotaur, Thunderbird, and Echidne, mother of the Nemean lion that nearly killed Heracles Underworlds: Travel to Hades, Valhalla, and the Elysian Fields

The Heroes and Mortals of Greek Mythology

Author: Don Nardo

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756544807

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Describes the origins, personalities, and special powers of the Greek mythical heroes, including such figures as Heracles, Theseus, Perseus, and Oedipus.

Greek Gods and Heroes

As Represented in the Classical Collections of the Museum : a Handbook for High School Students

Author: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,Arthur Fairbanks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art and mythology

Page: 82

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Mythology

Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition

Author: Edith Hamilton

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316438537

Category: History

Page: 384

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In celebration of of the 75th anniversary of this classic bestseller, this stunningly illustrated, beautifully packaged, larger-format hardcover edition will be beloved by fans of Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology of all ages. Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the word and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, and e-book. For 75 years readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the thrilling, enchanting, and fascinating world of Western mythology-from Odysseus's adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin's effort to postpone the final day of doom. This exciting new deluxe, large-format hardcover edition, published in celebration of the book's 75th anniversary, will be beautifully packages and fully-illustrated throughout with all-new, specially commissioned four-color art, making it a true collector's item.