The Penguin Book of Classical Myths
The greatest legends of all time, splendidly retold
The myths of ancient Greece and Rome are the most dramatic and unforgettable tales of love, war, heroism, and betrayal ever told. Whether it’s Icarus flying too close to the sun, Prometheus stealing fire from the gods, or the tragedy of Oedipus, their characters have inspired art, literature, plays, and films. Now, renowned classics scholar Jenny March presents a dazzling reinterpretation of these time-honored myths. Laid out in eighteen clear chapters (like “Dangerous Women” and “Heroes”) and providing the origins, development, and interpretation of each myth, this is the essential guide to the stories that have shaped our world.
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