• Juvenile Nonfiction

Roman Myths and Legends

Author: Anthony Masters
Publisher: Brighter Child
ISBN: 9780872266087
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 46
View: 312
A collection of retold Roman myths, including those about Dido and Aeneas, Janus, and Pomona.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Roman Myths and Legends

Author: Jilly Hunt
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
ISBN: 1410949745
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 4314
Discusses Roman mythology and its origins, the structure of the mythological world, and the gods, goddesses, and heroes featured in legend.

    • Literary Collections

The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales, Legends, and Myths

Author: N.A
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400884675
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 584
View: 748
The first anthology ever to present the entire range of ancient Greek and Roman stories—from myths and fairy tales to jokes Captured centaurs and satyrs, talking animals, people who suddenly change sex, men who give birth, the temporarily insane and the permanently thick-witted, delicate sensualists, incompetent seers, a woman who remembers too much, a man who cannot laugh—these are just some of the colorful characters who feature in the unforgettable stories that ancient Greeks and Romans told in their daily lives. Together they created an incredibly rich body of popular oral stories that include, but range well beyond, mythology—from heroic legends, fairy tales, and fables to ghost stories, urban legends, and jokes. This unique anthology presents the largest collection of these tales ever assembled. Featuring nearly four hundred stories in authoritative and highly readable translations, this is the first book to offer a representative selection of the entire range of traditional classical storytelling. Set mostly in the world of humans, not gods, these stories focus on figures such as lovers, tricksters, philosophers, merchants, rulers, athletes, artists, and soldiers. The narratives range from the well-known—for example, Cupid and Psyche, Diogenes and his lantern, and the tortoise and the hare—to lesser-known tales that deserve wider attention. Entertaining and fascinating, they offer a unique window into the fantasies, anxieties, humor, and passions of the people who told them. Complete with beautiful illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes, a comprehensive introduction, notes, and more, this one-of-a-kind anthology will delight general readers as well as students of classics, fairy tales, and folklore.

    • Fiction

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: E.M. Berens
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 1623959772
Category: Fiction
Page: 87
View: 1306
Read the stories of Greek and Roman myths that inspired the Percy Jackson books and other retellings of mythology In E.M. Berens collection of Greek and Roman myths, the classical stories are brought to life in detail. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

    • Social Science

Classical Mythology

A Guide to the Mythical World of the Greeks and Romans
Author: William Hansen,William F. Hansen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195300351
Category: Social Science
Page: 393
View: 9762
Originally published: Handbook of classical mythology. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c2004.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Roman Myths, Heroes, and Legends

Author: Dwayne E. Pickels
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
ISBN: 9780791051641
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 64
View: 419
Presents biographical sketches of twenty-five gods and goddesses of Roman mythology, from Apollo to Vesta.

    • Fiction


Who's Who in Greek and Roman Mythology
Author: Alexander Stuart Murray,E.M. Berens
Publisher: Race Point Publishing
ISBN: 1577151178
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 4799
Explore classic stories of the great Greek and Roman heroes, gods, and monsters. Who's Who in Classical Mythology is an indispensable guide to all the Greek and Roman mythological characters, from major deities such as Athena and Bacchus, to the lesser-known wood nymphs and centaurs. Also included, of course, are the heroic mortals, figures such as Jason, Aeneas, Helen, Achilles, and Odysseus, all brought to life in a fascinating series of portraits drawn from a wide variety of ancient literary sources. Each entry offers a small window into a timeless mythological world, one filled with epic battles, bizarre metamorphoses, and all sorts of hideous and fantastic monsters. The perfect book for casual browsers and folklore enthusiasts alike, Who's Who in Classical Mythology offers a rich and readable guide to some of the greatest stories ever told.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

World Myths and Legends Greek and Roman

Author: Joanne Suter
Publisher: Fearon/Janus/Quercus
ISBN: 9780822446361
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 122
View: 4692
An introduction to Greek and Roman mythology.

    • History

The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories

Author: Philip Matyszak
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500770697
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 5372
Full of intriguing facts and diverting stories—the ideal introduction to the myths and tales that lie at the heart of Western culture. Who was Pandora and what was in her famous box? How did Achilles get his Achilles heel? What exactly is a Titan? And why is one computer virus known as a Trojan horse? The myths of ancient Greece and Rome can seem bewilderingly complex, yet they are so much a part of modern life and discourse that most of us know fragments of them. This comprehensive companion takes these fragments and weaves them into an accessible and enjoyable narrative, guiding the reader through the basic stories of classical myth. Philip Matyszak explains the sequences of events and introduces the major plots and characters, from the origins of the world and the labors of Hercules to the Trojan War and the voyages of Odysseus and Aeneas. He brings to life an exotic cast of heroes and monsters, wronged women and frighteningly arbitrary yet powerful gods. He also shows how the stories have survived and greatly influenced later art and culture, from Renaissance painting and sculpture to modern opera, literature, movies, and everyday products.

    • Mythologie ancienne - Dictionnaires anglais

The Illustrated Dictionary of Greek and Roman Mythology

Author: Michael Stapleton
Publisher: Peter Bedrick Books
Category: Mythologie ancienne - Dictionnaires anglais
Page: 224
View: 6388
Offers brief summaries of important plays and epics, and shows examples of mythological figures in classical art

    • Fiction

Triumph of the hero

Greek and Roman myth
Author: Tony Allan,Piers Vitebsky
Publisher: Time Life Education
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
View: 707
A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests.

    • Mythology, Roman

The Orchard Book of Roman Myths

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean,Emma Chichester Clark
Publisher: Orchard Books
ISBN: 9781843623083
Category: Mythology, Roman
Page: 96
View: 1689
"A wonderfully rich and varied collection of fifteen stories from Roman mythology, retold for today's young readers. Here are all the famous myths from the birth of Venus, to the founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus. The great gods and goddesses, including Jupiter, Mars and Diana, are brought vividly to life by Emma Chichester Clark's beautiful illustrations that perfectly reflect the liveliness of Geraldine McCaughrean's gripping retellings." --cover.

    • Fiction

The Penguin Book of Classical Myths

Author: Jenny March
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141920599
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
View: 2303
The figures and events of classical myths underpin our culture and the constellations named after them fill the night sky. Whether it’s the raging Minotaur trapped in the Cretan labyrinth or the twelve labours of Hercules, Aphrodite’s birth from the waves or Zeus visiting Danae as a shower of gold, the mythology of Greece and Rome is full of unforgettable stories. All the stories of the Greek tragedies – Oedipus, Medea, Antigone – are there; all the events of the Trojan wars and of Odysseus and Aeneas’ epic journeys; the founding of Athens and of Rome... These are the strangest tales of love, war, betrayal and heroism ever told and, while brilliantly retelling them, this book shows how they echo through the works of much later writers from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Camus and Ted Hughes. Full of attractive illustrations and laid out in eighteen clear chapters (the titles include ‘Dangerous Women’ and ‘Heroes’), Dr Jennifer March has written a fascinating guide to the myths of classical civilization that is as readable as a novel.

    • Mythology, Classical

A Hand-book of Mythology

The Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome
Author: E. M. Berens
Publisher: N.A
Category: Mythology, Classical
Page: 334
View: 9640

    • Reference

Encyclopedia of Greco-Roman Mythology

Author: Mike Dixon-Kennedy
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576070948
Category: Reference
Page: 370
View: 8164
Contains over 1,400 entries for mythological, legendary, and historical characters, as well as an essay on Greek civilization, a bibliography, a chronology, and a list of Roman emperors

    • Fiction

Bulfinch's Greek and Roman Mythology

The Age of Fable
Author: Thomas Bulfinch
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486114872
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 6426
DIVVivid myths of Greece and Rome, plus stories of Norse gods and heroes. Zeus and Hera, Apollo, Jason and the golden fleece, the wanderings of Ulysses and Aeneas, the deeds of Thor, many more. /div

    • Children's stories, English

Tales of Ancient Greece

Author: Enid Blyton
Publisher: Element Books Limited
ISBN: 9781901881677
Category: Children's stories, English
Page: 104
View: 3267
Retells the classic stories of Pandora, Phaeton, Hercules, Orpheus, and Eurydice.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Greek Myths and Legends

Author: Jilly Hunt
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
ISBN: 1410954684
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 6224
Discusses Greek mythology and its origins, the structure of its mythological world, and the gods, goddesses, and heroes featured in its legends.