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Oh my gods : a modern retelling of Greek and Roman myths, Philip Freeman

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Oh my gods : a modern retelling of Greek and Roman myths
Title
Oh my gods
Title remainder
a modern retelling of Greek and Roman myths
Statement of responsibility
Philip Freeman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author, a professor of classics and visiting scholar at the Harvard Divinity school presents modern interpretations of traditional Greek and Roman myths that render classic themes accessible to a new generation of readers. Here he retells some of the most popular myths and tales of errant gods, fantastic creatures, and human heroes, including powerful Zeus, his wife Hera, Apollo, beautiful Aphrodite, fierce Athena, the dauntless heroes Theseus and Hercules, the doomed lovers Orpheus and Eurydice, as well as the tales of the Argonauts, and the narrative of the Battle of Troy. These Greek and Roman myths are as relevant today as ever in their sharp observations about human nature; they still inspire awe, give us courage, and break our hearts. They have inspired plays, operas, and paintings, and live on today in movies and video games. -- From back cover
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
398.20938
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
BL782
LC item number
.F73 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Oh my gods : a modern retelling of Greek and Roman myths, Philip Freeman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover: New York, : Simon & Schuster, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-336) and index
Contents
Creation -- Gods. Zeus ; Poseidon ; Hades ; Apollo ; Hephaestus ; Ares ; Hermes ; Pan ; Helios ; Dionysus ; Cupid. -- Goddesses. Hera ; Demeter ; Artemis ; Aphrodite ; Hecate ; Hestia ; Athena ; Eos ; The Muses ; The Fates ; Cybele. -- Heroes. Perseus ; Theseus ; Daedalus and Icarus ; Bellerophon ; Melampus ; Atalanta ; Procne and Philomela. -- Lovers. Narcissus and Echo ; Pyramus and Thisbe ; Ceyx and Alcyone ; Glaucus and Scylla ; Hero and Leander ; Hypermnestra and Lynceus ; Baucis and Philemon ; Alpheus and Arethusa ; Pomona and Vertumnus ; Endymion and Selene ; Orpheus and Eurydice. -- Hercules -- Oedipus -- Argonauts -- Troy -- Mycenae -- Odysseus -- Aeneas. -- Rome. Romulus and Remus ; The Horatii brothers ; One-eyed Horatius ; Scaevola ; Cloelia ; Lucretia. -- Genealogies -- Greek and Roman gods
Control code
796931856
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xx, 348 p.
Isbn
9781451609981
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
geneal. tables
Label
Oh my gods : a modern retelling of Greek and Roman myths, Philip Freeman
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover: New York, : Simon & Schuster, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-336) and index
Contents
Creation -- Gods. Zeus ; Poseidon ; Hades ; Apollo ; Hephaestus ; Ares ; Hermes ; Pan ; Helios ; Dionysus ; Cupid. -- Goddesses. Hera ; Demeter ; Artemis ; Aphrodite ; Hecate ; Hestia ; Athena ; Eos ; The Muses ; The Fates ; Cybele. -- Heroes. Perseus ; Theseus ; Daedalus and Icarus ; Bellerophon ; Melampus ; Atalanta ; Procne and Philomela. -- Lovers. Narcissus and Echo ; Pyramus and Thisbe ; Ceyx and Alcyone ; Glaucus and Scylla ; Hero and Leander ; Hypermnestra and Lynceus ; Baucis and Philemon ; Alpheus and Arethusa ; Pomona and Vertumnus ; Endymion and Selene ; Orpheus and Eurydice. -- Hercules -- Oedipus -- Argonauts -- Troy -- Mycenae -- Odysseus -- Aeneas. -- Rome. Romulus and Remus ; The Horatii brothers ; One-eyed Horatius ; Scaevola ; Cloelia ; Lucretia. -- Genealogies -- Greek and Roman gods
Control code
796931856
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xx, 348 p.
Isbn
9781451609981
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
geneal. tables

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