Greek myths.

By: Burn, Lucilla.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: 1990; British Mus. Pubns. ISBN: 0714120618.Subject(s): Religion | Greece | Myths | Mythology, GreekDDC classification: 292BUR
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Here retold in all their dramatic power are some of the most exciting and influential of all Greek myths: the epic struggle of the Trojan War, the wanderings of Odysseus, the tragic destiny of Oedipus, and the heroic adventures of Herakles, Theseus, Perseus, and Jason. The author introduces the complex pantheon of Olympian gods and goddesses, describing their attributes, genealogies, and often comic relationships, and illustrates the personalities and their stories by drawing upon the artistry of the ancient culture which created them. A concluding chapter reviews the powerful and continuing imaginative legacy of Greek myth, from Botticelli to Freud.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Map of the Greek world
  • Introduction
  • The labours of Herakles Theseus of Athens
  • The Trojan War The story of Odysseus Jason, Medea and the Golden Fleece Perseus and Medusa Oedipus and the Theban Cycle
  • The imaginative legacy
  • Suggestions for further reading Index and picture credits