From fire-stealing Prometheus to scene-stealing Helen of Troy, from Jason and his golden fleece to Oedipus and his mother, this collection of classic tales from Greek mythology demonstrates the inexhaustible vitality of a timeless cultural legacy. These stories of heroes and powerful gods and goddesses are set forth simply and movingly, in language that retains the power and drama of the original works by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Homer.
Introduction by Werner Jaeger
With black-and-white illustrations throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
"A superb volume, the keystone for any home library."
--The New Yorker "A book to be grateful for. . . . Schwab retells the legends of ancient Greece with splendid vigor and charm."
Series: Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library
Number Of Pages: 768
Published: 1st September 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.7
Weight (kg): 0.99
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition