The Greek Myths: (Penguin 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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This work remains the standard for most modern explanations of ancient myths, with sections devoted to each mythical legend followed by Graves' explanations. I find he takes the approach of a poet ... Read full review

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this website sucks because i couldnt do any of my research on it. they had all the greek gods amd goddess except Dione, Aphrodites mother.


Minos and His Brothers
The Loves of Minos
The Children of PasiphaŽ
Scylla and Nisus
Daedalus and Talos
Catreus and Althaemenes
The Sons of Pandion
The Birth of Theseus

The Birth of Athene
Zeus and Metis
The Fates
The Birth of Aphrodite
Hera and Her Children
Zeus and Hera
Births of Hermes Apollo Artemis and Dionysus
The Birth of Eros
Poseidons Nature and Deeds
Hermess Nature and Deeds
Aphrodites Nature and Deeds
Aress Nature and Deeds
Hestias Nature and Deeds
Apollos Nature and Deeds
Artemiss Nature and Deeds
Hephaestuss Nature and Deeds
Demeters Nature and Deeds
Athenes Nature and Deeds
Pans Nature and Deeds
Dionysuss Nature and Deeds
Ganymedes 30 Zagreus
The Gods of the Underworld
Tyche and Nemesis
The Children of the
The Children of Echidne
The Giants Revolt
The Aloeids
Deucalions Flood
Atlas and Prometheus
The Sons of Hellen
Alcyone and Ceyx
Erechtheus and Eumolpus
The Oracles
The Alphabet
The Dactyls
The Telchines
The Empusae
Europe and Cadmus
Cadmus and Harmonia
Belus and the Danaids
Pygmalion and Galatea
Salmoneus and Tyro
The Mares of Glaucus
The Rival Twins
Caenis and Caeneus
The Calydonian Boar
Telamon and Peleus
Cleobis and Biton
Phyllis and Carya
The Labours of Theseus
Theseus and Medea
Theseus in Crete
The Federalization of Attica
Theseus and the Amazons
Phaedra and Hippolytus
Lapiths and Centaurs
Theseus in Tartarus
The Death of Theseus
The Seven Against Thebes
The Epigoni
Pelops and Oenomaus
The Children of Pelops
Atreus and Thyestes
Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra
The Vengeance of Orestes
The Trial of Orestes
The Pacification of the Erinnyes
Iphigeneia Among the Taurians
The Reign of Orestes
The Birth of Heracles
The Youth of Heracles
The Daughters of Thespius
The Madness of Heracles
The Nemean Lion
The Lernaean Hydra
The Ceryneian Hind
The Erymanthian Boar
The Stables of Augeias
The Stymphalian Birds
The Cretan Bull
The Mares of Diomedes
Hippolytes Girdle
The Cattle of Geryon
The Apples of the Hesperides
The Capture of Cerberus
The Murder of Iphitus
The Conquest of Elis
The Capture of Pylus
The Sons of HippocoŲn
Heracles in Trachis
The Apotheosis of Heracles
The Children of Heracles
The Argonauts Assemble
The Lemnian Women and King Cyzicus
Hylas Amycus and Phineus
From the Symplegades to Colchis
The Seizure of the Fleece
The Murder of Apsyrtus
The Argo Returns to Greece
The Death of Pelias
Medea at Ephyra
Medea in Exile
The Foundation of Troy
Paris and Helen
The First Gathering at Aulis
The Second Gathering at Aulis
Nine Years of
The Wrath of Achilles
The Death of Achilles
The Madness of Ajax
The Oracles of Troy
The Wooden Horse
The Sack of Troy
The Returns
Odysseuss Wanderings
Odysseuss Homecoming
Map of the Greek World
Map of Sites Mentioned in the Text Index

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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.

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