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The Greek Myths (Lives & letters: the Millennium Graves)-Robert Graves, Michael Pharand

  • Title: The Greek Myths (Lives & letters: the Millennium Graves)
  • Author: Robert Graves, Michael Pharand
  • Released: 2001-09-01
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  • Pages: 1000
  • ISBN: 1857544803
  • ISBN13: 978-1857544800
  • ASIN: 1857544803

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From Publishers Weekly Graves's ( I, Claudius) classic renditions of the Greek myths are presented here in a single heavily illustrated volume.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review Robert Graves has no equal in retelling the myths and fables of the ancient world. He possesses the ability of a story teller, the language sense of a poet and an encyclopedic mind for detail. He gives us the whole Greek pantheon from tales of the major figures like the goddess Athene to the many variations on the life and loves of Zeus to minor characters like Garamas and Nestor. When a classical education is spoke of, this book is one very good place to begin--and return to over and over again. Graves gives readers and scholars all that they could expect from one volume. Each paragraph is referenced, and some are cross-referenced. The index is thirty-five pages with notes. The wonder of this book is the readability and authority together in one text. Definitive is not a word used casually in the world of classical literature, but in Greek Myths, we have just that. The two volumes are included in this one volume edition. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. pdf
 
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