The Greek Myths: The Complete and Definitive Edition

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Drawing on a range of sources, Graves has brought together elements of these myths in simple narrative form. He retells the adventures of the most important gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks. His work has become the reference for the serious scholar as well as the casual inquirer.

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The definitive and comprehensive edition of Robert Graves’s classic retelling of the Greek myths

‘Icarus disobeyed his father’s instructions and began soaring towards the sun, rejoiced by the lift of his great sweeping wings. Presently, when Daedalus looked over his shoulder, he could no longer see Icarus; but scattered feathers floated on the waves below…’

These are the greatest stories ever told – the labours of Hercules, the voyage of the Argonauts, Theseus and the minotaur, Midas and his golden touch, the Trojan War and Odysseus’s journey home – brought together into one epic and unforgettable story.

Ideal for the first time reader, it can be read as a single page-turning narrative, while full commentaries as well as a comprehensive index of names make it equally valuable for anyone seeking an authoritative and detailed account of the spectacular stories that make up the bedrock of Western literature.

The Greek Myths is a classic among classics, a treasure trove of extraordinary tales and a masterful work of literature in its own right.

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Weight 0.613 kg
Dimensions 21.7 × 13.5 × 3.5 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

782

Language

English

Edition

Complete and definitive edition

Dewey

292.13 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K