• Dionysus (Greek deity)

Phaeton and the Sun Chariot

Zeus Shining ; Dionysus and the Pirates
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean,Tony Ross
Publisher: Orchard
ISBN: 9781841216560
Category: Dionysus (Greek deity)
Page: 48
View: 462
These powerful and drama-packed retellings feature a host of well-known Greek gods and goddesses, magically brought to life by Tony Ross's lively illustrations. Phaeton and the Sun Chariot/Zeus Shining/Dionysus and the Pirates: What happens when you want what you can't have? Spoilt Phaeton, lovelorn Semele, and a band of greedy pirates are all about to find out the hard way...

    • Juvenile Fiction


Phaeton and the Chariot of the Sun
Author: Michael Cadnum
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504019660
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 118
View: 9252
A child of the sun seeks his father—and risks destruction for the thrill of speed In the grazing fields outside the village, a griffin swoops from the sky to attack a lamb. To save the innocent creature, a boy called Phaeton hurls rocks at the assailant, taunting it to come after him instead. As the mythical beast charges, Phaeton turns and runs. The griffin is quick, but it cannot catch Phaeton. He is the fastest boy in the world, and he believes there is nothing he cannot outrun. Phaeton is a child of Apollo, god of the sun. When he learns the nature of his birth, this proud young man embarks on an epic journey to challenge his father and claim his birthright. But even though his heritage is divine, Phaeton is only human. When he comes face-to-face with the might of the gods, he will learn that mortals are not meant to soar so high.

    • Readers

The Sun Chariot

Author: Michael Steer
Publisher: WINGS
ISBN: 9781863749886
Category: Readers
Page: 24
View: 5979
Every day, four winged horses pulled the sun-god, Helios, in his chariot across the sky. His son, Phaethon, wanted to ride the chariot to impress his friends. Helios did not think this was a good idea, but he finally agreed. Can Phaethon hold the horses?

    • Philosophy


Author: Ovid
Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1787240185
Category: Philosophy
Page: 624
View: 2843
The Metamorphoses consists of fifteen books and over 250 myths. The poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico-historical framework.

    • Juvenile Fiction


The Legend of Orpheus and Eurydice
Author: Michael Cadnum
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504019679
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 126
View: 8263
A poet journeys into the underworld to rescue his bride His name is Orpheus, and he is the greatest poet on Earth. With his lyre, he can make music so beautiful it causes the gods to weep, but they are not who he wants to impress. Orpheus has been in love with Eurydice ever since the first time he heard her voice, and to win her love he sings the most beautiful songs in history. On the day of their wedding, when Orpheus feels happiness just within his grasp, Eurydice is bitten by a snake and dies. The groom is heartbroken, but undaunted. He will rescue his beloved—even if he must battle death itself. Orpheus’s path is fraught with untold dangers, but he presses on—and a tragic yet beautiful love story emerges from this radical reworking of an ancient tale.

The Story of Phaethon

Son of Apollo
Author: Joseph Gavorse
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781258512798
Page: 28
View: 2646

    • Fiction

In a Dark Wood

Author: Amanda Craig
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385505620
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 8694
Thirty-nine, recently divorced, jobless, Benedick Hunter is an actor heading in the exact opposite direction of happily ever after: everything from spending time with his own children to the prospect of dating brings him down. So when he comes across a children's book his mother Laura wrote, he decides that her life and work--haunting stories replete with sinister woods and wicked witches and brave girls who battle giants--hold the key to figuring out why his own life is such a mess. Setting out to find out why Laura killed herself when he was six, Benedick travels from his native England to the U.S. in search of her friends and his own long-lost relatives. As he grows obsessed with Laura's books and their veiled references to reality Benedick enters into a dark wood–a dark wood that is both hilariously real and terrifyingly psychological. It is then that his story becomes an exploration not only of his mother's genius but also of the nature of depression, and of the healing power of storytelling in our lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • History


Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition
Author: Edith Hamilton
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316438537
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 8244
In celebration of of the 75th anniversary of this classic bestseller, this stunningly illustrated, beautifully packaged, larger-format hardcover edition will be beloved by fans of Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology of all ages. Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the word and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, and e-book. For 75 years readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the thrilling, enchanting, and fascinating world of Western mythology-from Odysseus's adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin's effort to postpone the final day of doom. This exciting new deluxe, large-format hardcover edition, published in celebration of the book's 75th anniversary, will be beautifully packages and fully-illustrated throughout with all-new, specially commissioned four-color art, making it a true collector's item.

    • Dionysus (Greek deity)

Phaeton and the Sun Chariot

Zeus Shining ; Dionysus and the Pirates
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean,Tony Ross
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781841218953
Category: Dionysus (Greek deity)
Page: 47
View: 4028

    • Fiction

Star Tales

Author: Ian Ridpath
Publisher: James Clarke & Co.
ISBN: 9780718826956
Category: Fiction
Page: 161
View: 7034
Every night, a pageant of Greek mythology circles overhead. Perseus flies to the rescue of Andromeda, Orion faces the charge of the snorting Bull, and the ship of the Argonauts sails in search of the Golden Fleece. Constellations are the invention of the human imagination, not of nature. They are an expression of the human desire to impress its own order upon the apparent chaos of the night sky. Modern science tells us that these twinkling points of light are glowing balls of gas, but the ancient Greeks, to whom we owe many of our constellations, knew nothing of this. Ian Ridpath, well-known astronomy writer and broadcaster, has been intrigued by the myths of the stars for many years. Star Tales is the first modern guide to combine all the fascinating myths in one book, illustrated with the beautiful and evocative engravings from two of the leading star atlases: Johann Bode's Uranographia of 1801 and John Flamsteed's Atlas Ceolestis of 1729. This is an excellent reference and the perfect gift for the armchair astronomer and those interested in classical mythology alike.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Author: Bernard Evslin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453264485
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 212
View: 9050
The bestselling compendium of ancient Greece’s timeless tales and towering figures of mythology from a classics expert. The world of Greek mythology contains some of the most exciting and imaginative stories ever told. In Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths, bestselling author Bernard Evslin shares his passion for these fabulous tales and the eternal themes they so beautifully express. In this accessible overview, you’ll get to know the iconic gods, heroes, and tragic figures: Zeus, the all-powerful king of the gods; Hera, his cunning and jealous wife; King Midas, whose touch could turn anything into gold; the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his own creation; and many more. With each story, Evslin brings new life to these legendary characters and the magical world they inhabit. Translated into multiple languages, and with more than ten million copies sold, this invaluable resource has become a classic in itself.

    • Poetry

Tales from Ovid

Author: Ted Hughes
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571258891
Category: Poetry
Page: 288
View: 506
When Michael Hofmann and James Lasdun's ground-breaking anthology After Ovid (also Faber) was published in 1995, Hughes's three contributions to the collective effort were nominated by most critics as outstanding. He had shown that rare translator's gift for providing not just an accurate account of the original, but one so thoroughly imbued with his own qualities that it was as if Latin and English poetwere somehow the same person. Tales from Ovid, which went on to win the Whitbread Prize for Poetry, continued the project of recreation with 24 passages, including the stories of Phaeton, Actaeon, Echo and Narcissus, Procne, Midas and Pyramus and Thisbe. In them, Hughes's supreme narrative and poetic skills combine to produce a book that stands, alongside his Crow and Gaudete, as an inspired addition to the myth-making of our time.

    • Philosophy


Second Edition
Author: Plato
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1585108138
Category: Philosophy
Page: 192
View: 2232
Both an ideal entrée for beginning readers and a solid text for scholars, the second edition of Peter Kalkavage's acclaimed translation of Plato's Timaeus brings enhanced accessibility to a rendering well known for its faithfulness to the original text. An extensive essay offers insights into the reading of the work, the nature of Platonic dialogue, and the cultural background of the Timaeus. Appendices on music, astronomy, and geometry provide additional guidance. A brief outline of the themes of the work, a detailed glossary, and a selected bibliography are also included.

Myths of greece and rome

Author: H. A. Guerber
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 6814

    • Charlemagne (Romances, etc.)

The Age of Fable

Or, Beauties of Mythology
Author: Thomas Bulfinch
Publisher: N.A
Category: Charlemagne (Romances, etc.)
Page: 568
View: 5179

A Book of Myths

Author: Jean Lang
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781522867098
Page: 240
View: 4708
"A Book of Myths" from Jean Lang. Jean (Jeanie) Lang, Mrs John Lang (1867-1932).

    • Folklore

Old Greek Folk-stories Told Anew

Author: Josephine Preston Peabody
Publisher: Boston, New York, Houghton, Mifflin [c1897]
Category: Folklore
Page: 123
View: 9803

    • Drama


Author: Ευριπιδες
Publisher: Loeb Classical Library
Category: Drama
Page: 640
View: 593
Euripides (c. 485 406 BCE) has been prized in every age for his emotional and intellectual drama. Eighteen of his ninety or so plays survive complete, including "Medea," "Hippolytus," and "Bacchae," one of the great masterpieces of the tragic genre. Fragments of his lost plays also survive.

    • Mythology, Classical

Favorite Greek Myths

Author: Lilian Stoughton Hyde
Publisher: N.A
Category: Mythology, Classical
Page: 233
View: 2192