The heroes and villains, gods and goddesses of ancient Greece have long inspired artists and, more recently, filmmakers to recreate their images. But how did the Greeks see them? And what stories lay behind the familiar names – from Aphrodite to Zeus – that so pervade our culture?
Robert Graves’ masterful yet accessible, ‘Greek Myths’ vividly retells the adventures of the important gods and heroes and has become a classic reference book for both the serious scholar and the casual inquirer. This edition features lavish photographs and illustrations of the art of ancient Greece.
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Robert Graves (1895 - 1985) was a novelist, poet, historian, critic and translator, author of some 140 books, and one of the greatest figures of 20th century British literature. Alongside The Greek Myths, his most famous works include the historical novels I, Claudius and Claudius the God and his First World War memoir Goodbye to All That. His friendship with fellow war poet Siegfried Sassoon was the subject of Pat Barker's novel Regeneration. He was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford in 1961 and made an Honorary Fellow of St John's College, Oxford, in 1971. On his death in 1985 The Times wrote of him, 'He will be remembered for his achievements as a prose stylist, historical novelist and memorist, but above all as the great paradigm of the dedicated poet, "the greatest love poet in English since Donne".'About the Author:
Robert Graves (1895-1985), poet, classical scholar, novelist, and critic, was one of the gratest writers of the 20th Century. Athough he produced over 100 books he is perhaps best known for the novel I, CLAUDIUS (1934),THE WHITE GODDESS (1948) and GREEK MYTHS (1955). Robert Graves was born in Wimbledon, south London. His father, Alfred Percival Graves, was a school inspector, and his mother, Amalie von Ranke Graves, was a great-niece of the German historian Leopold von Ranke (1795-1866). He was educated at Charterhouse, and awarded a B.Litt by St. John's College, Oxford after his return from World war I, where he served alsongside Siegfried Sassoon. Robert Graves died in 1985 in Deja, the Majorcan village he had made his home (with the exception of the Spanish civil war and the Second World War) since 1929.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140076026
Book Description Penguin Books, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140076026