Stories of the ancient Greek gods and goddesses woven together with an expert commentary from classicist and author Jean Menzies.
The myths of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece are sprawling, dramatic, and strange; lives intertwine and behaviours fluctuate wildly from benevolent to violent, from didactic to fickle, from loving to enraged. Here, Jean Menzies sets out to capture the magic of these stories and to make sense of the mythological world. Drawing on a wide variety of retellings, and with an entertaining commentary to guide the reader through them, Greek Myths: Gods and Goddesses is the perfect book for learning about the world of the Greek deities and a treat for fans of mythology.
Greek myths have been part of Western culture since they were first set down by the ancients. The fact that there is no one definitive account means that through the centuries the stories have been ripe for reinterpretation according to the politics and fashions of the time. Classicist Jean Menzies has carefully chosen each retelling from nineteenth and twentieth century published tales by writers, scholars, and teachers to bring to life the stories of Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, Hermes, Pandora, and many more.
Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.