The Greek Myths: Volume 2

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Robert Graves, classicist, poet and unorthodox critic, retells the Greek legends of gods and heroes for a modern audience.

He demonstrates with a dazzling display of relevant knowledge that Greek mythology is ‘no more mysterious in content than are modern election cartoons’.

All the scattered elements of each myth are assembled into a harmonious narrative, and many variants are recorded which may help to determine its ritual or historical meaning. Full indexes and references to the classical sources make the book as valuable to the scholar as the general reader. And a full commentary on each myth interprets the classical version in the light of contemporary archaeological and anthropological knowledge.

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DIFFERENT OFFER (this item listed here is DIFFERENT from the title and/or picture above. Please see description & pictures by BookGems before placing an order): Edition Penguin Books, combined edition, 1992. Includes Vol. 1 and vol. 2 in one. ISBN: 0-14-017199-1. PAPERBACK. 784 pages, size: 13.5 x 21.5 x 3.2 cm. Just light tan to paper edges and minor shelf wear to edges. Other than that, the new and unread book remains in very good condition throughout. Text all clean, neat and tight. Prompt dispatch from UK.

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