Greek Mythology For Everyone Author:Donald Richardson Book Flap Description: — Greek Mythology for Everyone is the perfect starting point for anyone who would like to know more about Greek mythology but doesn't know where to begin. — In this contemporary retelling of Greek myths and legends, famous Greek gods and heroes come alive in chronologically arranged, easy-to-understand stories that preserve ... more »the sometimes bawdy and ribald flavor of the ancient authors. Take a voyage worthy of Odysseus himself through these facinating tales beginning with the first Gods and the creation of the world. From the advent of the Golden Age to the intricate politics of the younger Gods on Mount Olympos; from the complex relationships between Gods, men and women through the Trojan War and the wanderings and return of Odysseus, the mythical history of ancient Greece is fierce, sensual and always eloquent.
These myths and legends are drawn from the extensive literary treasures of ancient Greece--material that became the foundation of Western art and literature. In these entertaining and lively tales, you'll learn about the personalities and deeds of mythological characters such as Odysseus and the Cyclops monster; the labors of Heracles; Theseus and the Minotaur; Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece; Teiresias and his great and terrible powers of prophecy; the tragedy of Oidipous and the fall of the House of Laios; the gift of the Trojan Horse; the fearsome cratures of the Underworld; and the deadly spells of Circe.
With the assistance of Greek Mythology for Everyone, you will come to understand and appreciate the vast web of events that comprise mythological history--an essential part of our literary culture today.« less