The Greek Myths by Robert Graves
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Endymion, Pelops, Daedalus, Pygmalion -- we recognize the names, but what are the stories behind these and other familiar gods from the Greek pantheon -- names that recur throughout the history of European culture?

Drawing on an enormous range of sources, Robert Graves has brought together elements of these myths in simple narrative form. He retells the adventures of the most important gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks. His work has become the reference for the serious scholar as well as the casual inquirer.

 

About Robert Graves

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Robert Graves was born in 1895 in London and served in World War I. Goodbye to All That: an Autobiography (1929), was published at age thirty three, and gave a gritty portrait of his experiences in the trenches. Graves edited out much of the stark reality of the book when he revised it in 1957. Although his most popular works, I, Claudius (1934) and its sequel, Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina (1935), were produced for television by the BBC in 1976 and seen in America on Masterpiece Theater, he was also famous as a poet, producing more than 50 volumes of poetry. Also a distinguished academic, Graves was a professor of English in Cairo, Egypt, in 1926, a poetry professor at Oxford in the 1960s, and a visiting lecturer at universities in England and the U.S. He wrote translations of Greek and Latin works, literary criticism, and nonfiction works on many other topics, including mythology and poetry. He lived most of his life in Majorca, Spain, and died after a protracted illness in 1985.
 
Published May 30, 1955 by Penguin Books. 416 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences, History, Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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Graves's ( I, Claudius) classic renditions of the Greek myths are presented here in a single heavily illustrated volume. (Dec.)

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Graves's ( I, Claudius) classic renditions of the Greek myths are presented here in a single heavily illustrated volume. (Dec.)

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In The Greek Myths, Vol I and II Robert Graves has elected to tackled the subject of Greek mythology from such an anthropological viewpoint.

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