The Greek Myths

(Classics Deluxe Edition)

Robert Graves - Author

Rick Riordan - Introduction by

Ross MacDonald - Jacket Illustrator

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ISBN 9780143106715 | 832 pages | 24 Apr 2012 | Penguin Classics | 5.70 x 8.42in | 18 - AND UP
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The gold standard in Greek mythology, in a dazzling Graphic Deluxe Edition with a new introduction by the bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series

From the creation of the world out of Chaos and the birth of the Olympians to the Trojan War and Odysseus's return, Robert Graves's superb retelling of the Greek myths has long been acclaimed as the definitive edition. Graves draws on sources scattered throughout ancient literature, using a novelist's skill to weave a crisp, coherent narrative of each myth and providing commentaries with cross-references, interpretations, and explanations based on solid scholarship. The result is a classic volume of many of the greatest stories ever told—stories of the gods, heroes, and extraordinary events that inspired Homer, the Greek tragedians, and so much of subsequent European literature.

Introduction to the Penguin Classics Edition by RICK RIORDAN


Introduction by ROBERT GRAVES


1. The Pelasgian Creation Myth

2. The Homeric and Orphic Creation Myths

3. The Olympian Creation Myth

4. Two Philosophical Creation Myths

5. The Five Ages of Man

6. The Castration of Uranus

7. The Dethronement of Cronus

8. The Birth of Athene

9. Zeus and Meits

10. The Fates

11. The Birth of Aphrodite

12. Hera and Her Children

13. Zeus and Hera

14. Births of Hermes, Apollo, Artemis, and Dionysus

15. The Birth of Eros

16. Poseidon's Nature and Deeds

17. Hermes's Nature and Deeds

18. Aphrodite's Nature and Deeds

19. Ares's Nature and Deeds

20. Hestia's Nature and Deeds

21. Apollo's Nature and Deeds

22. Artemis's Nature and Deeds

23. Hephaestus's Nature and Deeds

24. Demeter's Nature and Deeds

25. Athene's Nature and Deeds

26. Pan's Nature and Deeds

27. Dionysus's Nature and Deeds

28. Orpheus

29. Ganymedes

30. Zagreus

31. The Gods of the Underworld

32. Tyche and Nemesis

33. The Children of the Sea

34. The Children of Echidne

35. The Giants' Revolt

36. Typhon

37. The Aloeids

38. Deucalion's Flood

39. Atlas and Prometheus

40. Eos

41. Orion

42. Helius

43. The Sons of Hellen

44. Ion

45. Alcyone and Ceyx

46. Tereus

47. Erechtheus and Eumolpus

48. Boreas

49. Alope

50. Asclepius

51. The Oracles

52. The ALphabet

53. The Dactyls

54. The Telchines

55. The Empusae

56. Io

57. Phoroneus

58. Europe and Cadmus

59. Cadmus and Harmonia

60. Belus and the Danaids

61. Lamia

62. Leda

63. Ixion

64. Endymion

65. Pygmalion and Galatea

66. Aeacus

67. Sisyphus

68. Saloneus and Tyro

69. Alcestis

70. Athamas

71. The Mares of Glaucus

72. Melampus

73. Perseus

74. The Rival Twins

75. Bellerophon

76. Antiope

77. Niobe

78. Caenis and Caeneus

79. Erigone

80. The Calydonian Boar

81. Teamon and Peleus

82. Aristaeus

83. Midas

84. Cleobis and Biton

85. Narcissus

86. Phyllis and Carya

87. Arion

88. Minos and His Brothers

89. The Loves of Minos

90. The Children of Pasiphaë

91. Scylla and Nisus

92. Daedalus and Talos

93. Catreus and Althaemenes

94. The Sons of Pandion

95. The Birth of Theseus

96. The Labours of Theseus

97. Theseus and Medea

98. Theseus in Crete

99. The Federalization of Attica

100. Theseus and the Amazons

101. Phaedrea and Hippolytus

102. Lapiths and Centaurs

103. Theseus in Tartarus

104. The Death of Theseus

105. Oedipus

106. The Seven Against Thebes

107. The Epigoni

108. Tantlus

109. Pelops and Oenomaus

110. The Children of Pelops

111. Atreus and Thuestes

112. Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra

113. The Vengeance of Orestes

114. The Trial of Orestes

115. The Pacification of the Erinnyes

116. Iphigeneia Among the Taurians

117. The Reign of Orestes

118. The Birth of Heracles

119. The Youth of Heracles

120. The Daughter of Thespius

121. Erginus

122. The Madness of Heracles

123. The First Labour: The Nemean Lion

124. The Second Labour: The Lernaean Hydra

125. The Third Labour: The Ceryneian Hind

126. The Fourth Labour: The Erymanthian Boar

127. The Fifth Labour: The Stables of Augeias

128. The Sixth Labour: The Stymphalian Birds

129. The Seventh Labour: The Cretan Bull

130. The Eighth Labour: The Mares of Diomedes

131. The Ninth Labour: Hippolyte's Girdle

132. The Tenth Labour: The Cattle of Geryon

133. The Eleventh Labour: The Apples of the Hesperides

134. The Twelfth Labour: The Capture of Cerberus

135. The Murder of Iphitus

136. Omphale

137. Hesione

138. The Conquest of Elis

139. The Capture of Pylus

140. The Sons of Hippocoön

141. Auge

142. Deianeira

143. Heracles in Trachis

144. Iole

145. The Apotheosis of Heracles

146. The Children of Heracles

147. Linus

148. The Argonauts Assemble

149. The Lemnian Women and King Cyzicus

150. Hylas, Amycus, and Phineus

151. From the Symplegades to Colchis

152. The Seizure of the Fleece

153. The Murder of Apsyrtus

154. The Argo Returns to Greece

155. The Death of Pelias

156. Medea at Ephyra

157. Medea in Exile

158. The Foundation of Troy

159. Paris and Helen

160. The First Gathering of Aulis

161. The Second Gathering at Aulis

162. Nine Years of War

163. The Wrath of Achilles

164. The Death of Achilles

165. The Madness of Ajax

166. The Oracles of Troy

167. The Wooden Horse

168. The Sack of Troy

169. The Returns

170. Odysseus's Wanderings

171. Odysseus's Homecoming

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