Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths
From acclaimed writer and scholar Philip Freeman, a contemporary retelling of classic Greek and Roman mythology.
The myths of Greece and Rome have never died out; in fact they are as popular today as ever. For thousands of years, these myths have been the basis for plays, operas, paintings, and movies. Freemanís version of the myths will appeal to the many people who are unsure about some mythological references, and to everyone who enjoys reading stories about errant gods, fantastic creatures, and human heroes. Whether it is Zeusís wandering eye, Theseusís battle with the half-human, half-bull Minotaur, or the tribulations of lovers, such as Pyramus and Thisbe or Hero and Leander, these tales never fail to entertain. They are by turns sublimely beautiful and deeply disturbing; they provide valuable insights into the Greek and Roman imagination. They speak to fundamental aspects of human natureóour hopes, fears, desiresóthat have not changed.
Freemanís version is contemporary and accessible. It reflects no school of critical interpretation, just a wish to share these stories in a version that is faithful to the originals. (Sometimes variations in the myths have been combined; sometimes one version has been chosen in preference to the others.)
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Review: Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman MythsUser Review - Brooklym - Goodreads
Amazing, the best telling of the mythology Read full review
Review: Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman MythsUser Review - Laurisa - Goodreads
The subtitle of this book was completely misleading. I though I would be reading interpretations of Greek & Roman mythology in current settings and applications. What I got instead was a dry, textbook compilation. Disappointing. Read full review
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