The Heroes of the Greeks by Carl Kerenyi

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The heroes of Greek mythology - Achilles, Orpheus, Herakles, Oedipus and others - preoccupied the minds of the ancient Greeks no less than the gods themselves. This study uses original sources, archaeological findings and psychological insight to provide an account of the lives of these mythical figures. The narrative is complemented by illustrations from vase paintings and genealogical tables of celebrated and lesser-known mythicl figures.
 

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Published August 1, 1978 by Thames & Hudson. 440 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction