Fifteen thrilling stories of heros and heroines from the world of Greek mythology.
In Greek Myths: Heroes and Heroines, classicist and writer Jean Menzies has brought together fifteen retellings of famous Greek myths from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The result? An enlightening and lively volume of stories and a treat for mythology fans.
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. Greek Myths: Heroes and Heroines includes stories written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Emilie Kip Baker, Andrew and Jean Lang, and many more. Each story has been chosen for its clarity and vivacity.
Find out what happened when King Midas was granted his wish, how Icarus flew too close to the sun, and discover the adventures of Jason and his crew, the Argonauts. Learn about the interplay between mortals and their gods in stories of love, betrayal, infatuation and punishment.
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.