The Greek Myths: (Classics Deluxe Edition)

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Penguin, Apr 24, 2012 - Fiction - 832 pages
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Robert Graves, classicist, poet, and unorthodox critic, retells the Greek legends of gods and heroes for a modern audience 

And, in the two volumes of The Greek Myths, he demonstrates with a dazzling display of relevant knowledge that Greek Mythology is “no more mysterious in content than are modern election cartoons.” His work covers, in nearly two hundred sections, the creation myths; the legends of the births and lives of the great Olympians; the Theseus, Oedipus, and Heracles cycles; the Argonaut voyage; the tale of Troy, and much more.
            All the scattered elements of each myth have been assembled into a harmonious narrative, and many variants are recorded which may help to determine its ritual or historical meaning, Full references to the classical sources, and copious indexes, make the book as valuable to the scholar as to the general reader; and a full commentary on each myth explains and interprets the classical version in the light of today’s archaeological and anthropological knowledge.
 

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User Review  - AJ McMahon - Goodreads

I will give Robert Graves credit for being thorough. He starts at the beginning and goes right through to the end, so this book is a very useful reference work to have on your bookshelf. And obviously ... Read full review

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It is always a great pleasure to read the works of Robert Graves. I find his sarcastic tone to oftentimes be hilarious - love his style. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the poetic ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Robert Graves (1895–1985) is the author of the historical novel I, Claudius, the classic war memoir Goodbye to All That, and more than 140 other published works, including translations of Homer and Suetonius for Penguin Classics.

Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus. More than twenty million copies of his books are in print. After teaching middle school English and history for fifteen years, he now writes full time in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife and two sons.

Ross MacDonald is an illustrator, comic-book artist, and contributing editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review whose illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Newsweek, and Time, among other magazines. He lives in Connecticut.

Rick Riordan is also the author of the New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: Book One: The Lightning Thief; Book Two: The Sea of Monsters; Book Three: The Titan's Curse; Book Four: The Battle of the Labyrinth; and Book Five: The Last Olympian. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.

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