Publisher :Pantheon Release Date :2001-10-09 ISBN :9780375714467 Pages :770 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (714 users)
Download or read book Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece written by Gustav Schwab and published by Pantheon. This book was released on 2001-10-09 with total page 770 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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. These stories of heroes and powerful gods and goddesses are set forth simply and movingly, in language that retains the power and drama of the original works by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Homer. Introduction by Werner Jaeger With black-and-white illustrations throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
Publisher :Rosetta Books Release Date :2014-03-06 ISBN :0795336519 Pages :142 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (795 users)
Download or read book Greek Gods and Heroes written by Robert Graves and published by Rosetta Books. This book was released on 2014-03-06 with total page 142 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Publisher :Pantheon Release Date :1974 ISBN :9780394734026 Pages :764 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (734 users)
Download or read book Gods & Heroes written by Gustav Schwab and published by Pantheon. This book was released on 1974 with total page 764 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A classic collection of Greek myths, illustrated with Greek vase paintings.
Publisher :Laurel Leaf Release Date :1965-10-15 ISBN :0440932211 Pages :0 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (44 users)
Download or read book Greek Gods and Heroes written by Robert Graves and published by Laurel Leaf. This book was released on 1965-10-15 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The legends of ancient Greece have captivated audiences for centuries. They have inspired great works of art and literature. Mythical tales of the battles among the Olympian gods, King Midas and his golden touch, the romance of Echo and Narcissus, and the incredible labors of Hercules are timeless classics familiar to even the youngest reader. Now these and other fascinating legends are retold for today by a famous poet, novelist, and classicist.
Publisher : Release Date :1946 ISBN : Pages :778 pages Rating Book:4.B/5 (3 users)
Download or read book Gods & Heroes written by Gustav Schwab and published by . This book was released on 1946 with total page 778 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written for the average reader, this is a retelling of the legends of classical antiquity.
Publisher : Release Date :1995-01 ISBN :9780807865002 Pages : pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (865 users)
Download or read book Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece written by Robert A. Brooks and published by . This book was released on 1995-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A wallchart describing the Gods and Heroes of Greek mythology, set out in the style of a genealogical table, with concise descriptions and illustrations taken from scenes on vases. Printed in red, black and gold; packed flat, unfolds to 48 by 35 inches.
Publisher : Release Date :2007* ISBN :9781741785494 Pages :15 pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (785 users)
Download or read book Mythology written by Five Mile Press Pty Limited, The and published by . This book was released on 2007* with total page 15 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover the wonders of ancient Greek Mythology! A new Ology odyssey has begun! Written by Lady Hestia Evans in 1825, Mythology is based on the record of her travels through Greece, where she discovers the wonders of the ancient tales of mighty gods, fearless heroes and merciless beasts. It is only when Lady Hestia's friend John Oro uses her book as a guide for his own trip to Greece, annotating as he travels, that you begin to realise that the true power of these immortal gods might not be constrained to the past... Here the Ology series ventures further back in history than ever before, to the time of gods and monsters, myths and legends, to produce a Pandora's Box of information, excitement and intrigue.
Publisher :Baby Professor (Education Kids) Release Date :2017-04-15 ISBN :9781541911185 Pages :64 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (911 users)
Download or read book The Greek Gods and Heroes - Ancient Greece for Kids Children's Ancient History written by Baby Professor and published by Baby Professor (Education Kids). This book was released on 2017-04-15 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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!
Publisher :National Geographic Books Release Date :2020-07-14 ISBN :1465491538 Pages :0 pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (465 users)
Download or read book Greek Myths written by DK and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2020-07-14 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A beautifully-illustrated book filled with over 30 Ancient Greek Myths for children aged 7-9. Journey into a world of gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, extraordinary creatures and fantastic monsters with this beautifully illustrated introduction to Ancient Greek mythology. Perfect for children aged 7 to 9, this collection contains more than 30 enthralling new retellings of favourite Greek myths as well as some you might not have heard before. Including ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’, ‘The 12 Labours of Herakles’, and the escapades of ‘Jason and the Argonauts’, each myth is told in engaging modern language, which is easy for children to understand yet still retains the humour and intrigue of the original tales. Encourage your children to explore: - Over 30 fascinating Greek myths, covering famous classics and lesser known stories - Striking illustrations by multi-award winning artist Katie Ponder - Stunning gold foil on the cover - A handy pronunciation guide listing all difficult-to-pronounce names for the reader’s convenience - Key reference spreads combining the appeal of a story collection with key reference information A must-have volume for children aged 7-9 with an interest in Greek mythology and history, the additional feature pages delve deeper into the mythical world, providing profiles of the gods and a map detailing Odysseus’ long voyage home from the Trojan War. The reference section provides key background information, such as Ancient Greek storytelling and the incredible beasts of the myths, and a handy pronunciation guide. Greek Myths is the perfect gift, featuring stunning gold foil on the cover and beautiful illustrations throughout. Quench your child’s curiosity and thirst for knowledge, as they explore the enthralling tales, whether by themselves or to equally be enjoyed as bedtime stories alongside parents.
Publisher :Getty Publications Release Date :2014-04-01 ISBN :1606063219 Pages :148 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (66 users)
Download or read book The Mythology of Plants written by Annette Giesecke and published by Getty Publications. This book was released on 2014-04-01 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This engaging book focuses on the perennially fascinating topic of plants in Greek and Roman myth. The author, an authority on the gardens, art, and literature of the classical world, introduces the book’s main themes with a discussion of gods and heroes in ancient Greek and Roman gardens. The following chapters recount the everyday uses and broader cultural meaning of plants with particularly strong mythological associations. These include common garden plants such as narcissus and hyacinth; pomegranate and apple , which were potent symbols of fertility; and sources of precious incense including frankincense and myrrh. Following the sweeping botanical commentary are the myths themselves, told in the original voice of Ovid, classical antiquity’s most colorful mythographer. The volume’s interdisciplinary approach will appeal to a wide audience, ranging from readers interested in archaeology, classical literature, and ancient history to garden enthusiasts. With an original translation of selections from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, an extensive bibliography, a useful glossary of names and places, and a rich selection of images including exquisite botanical illustrations, this book is unparalleled in scope and realization.
Publisher :Andrews UK Limited Release Date :2012-02-21 ISBN :190875981X Pages :186 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (98 users)
Download or read book Heroes, Gods and Monsters of Ancient Greek Mythology written by Michael Ford and published by Andrews UK Limited. This book was released on 2012-02-21 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Publisher :Simon and Schuster Release Date :2021-03-30 ISBN :1507215495 Pages :240 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (57 users)
Download or read book Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook written by Liv Albert and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2021-03-30 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes bibliographic references and index.
Publisher :Bonechi Release Date :2003 ISBN :9788847608863 Pages :144 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (68 users)
Download or read book Greek Mythology written by Panaghiótis Chrístou and published by Bonechi. This book was released on 2003 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Penguin Release Date :2001-03-01 ISBN :1101663618 Pages :192 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (11 users)
Download or read book Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece written by W. H. D. Rouse and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2001-03-01 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Adventures that Shaped the Western World First published in 1934, Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece has become one of the most popular, enduring--and captivating--retellings of the ancient myths for modern readers. Recognizing the sheer entertainment value of these timeless adventures, world renowned classical scholar W.H.D. Rouse delighted his students at the Perse School in Cambridge, England, with a conversational style and childlike wonder that made the legends come alive--a rare storytelling gift that continues to engage young and old alike. Many of the characters in this book are familiar to us--Helen of Troy, Icarus, Zeus, Athena, to name just a few--but rarely have their stories of war and adventure, bravery and romance, been so simply and thrillingly told. From the strong-arm heroics of Heracles, to the trickery of the Trojan Horse, from the seductions of Circe the sorceress, to the terrors of the Cyclops and Minotaur, these legends have outlived the culture that bore them. But while the ancient Greeks may be long gone, their fables and morals, their heroes and heroines, live on today…
Publisher :Flammarion Release Date :1996 ISBN : Pages :356 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (39 users)
Download or read book Gods and Heroes of Classical Antiquity written by Irène Aghion and published by Flammarion. This book was released on 1996 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Along with the legends of the Bible and the saints, the myths of ancient Greece and Rome have provided a continuing source of inspiration for European artists. This illustrated dictionary includes the most significant figures and themes.
Publisher :Createspace Independent Publishing Platform Release Date :2017-04-08 ISBN :9781545226483 Pages :230 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (226 users)
Download or read book Ancient Greece written by Patrick Auerbach and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2017-04-08 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: About 2,500 years ago, Greece was one of the most important places in the ancient world. The Greeks were great thinkers, warriors, writers, actors, athletes, artists, architects and politicians. The Greeks called themselves 'Hellenes' and their land was 'Hellas'. The name 'Greeks' was given to the people of Greece later by the Romans. They lived in mainland Greece and the Greek islands, but also in colonies scattered around the Mediterranean Sea. There were Greeks in Italy, Sicily, Turkey, North Africa, and as far west as France. They sailed the sea to trade and find new lands. The Greeks took their ideas with them and they started a way of life that's similar to the one we have today. There was never one country called 'ancient Greece'. Instead, Greece was divided up into small 'city-states', like Athens, Sparta, Corinth and Olympia. Greek Gods The ancient Greeks believed there were a great number of gods and goddesses. These gods had control over many different aspects of life on earth. In many ways they were very human. They could be kind or mean, angry or pleasant, cruel or loving. They fell in love with each other, argued with each other and even stole from each other. Spartans Proud Xerxes, Emperor of Persia and King of Kings, invades Greece with a million soldiers. He commands thousands of ships and is supported by dozens of allies, among them the charming Queen Artemisia. At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army. Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history. One that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale. Greek Mythology Greek Mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. It was a part of the religion in ancient Greece. The Greeks were polytheistic in their religious beliefs. Polytheistic means they believed in and worshiped many different gods. Modern scholars refer to and study the myths in an attempt to shed light on the religious and political institutions of Ancient Greece and its civilization, and to gain understanding of the nature of myth-making itself. Trojan Horse The story of the Trojan War, fought between Greeks and the defenders of the city of Troy in Anatolia sometime in the late Bronze Age, has grabbed the imagination for millennia. A conflict between Mycenaeans and Hittites may well have occurred, but its representation in epic literature such as Homer's Iliad is almost certainly more myth than reality. Nevertheless, it has defined and shaped the way ancient Greek culture has been viewed right up to the 21st century CE. The story of gods and heroic warriors is perhaps one of the richest single surviving sources from antiquity and offers insights into the warfare, religion, customs, and attitudes of the ancient Greeks. Scroll to the top of the page and click Add To Cart to read more about this extraordinary forgotten chapter of history