Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) (Paperback)

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Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) (Paperback)

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From fire-stealing Prometheus to scene-stealing Helen of Troy, from Jason and his golden fleece to Oedipus and his mother, this collection of classic tales from Greek mythology demonstrates the inexhaustible vitality of a timeless cultural legacy. These stories of heroes and powerful gods and goddesses are set forth simply and movingly, in language that retains the power and drama of the original works by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Homer.

Introduction by Werner Jaeger
With black-and-white illustrations throughout

Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
GUSTAV SCHWAB (1792–1850) was a German writer, educator, pastor, and publisher. Born in Stuttgart, he studied philology, philosophy, and theology at the University of Tübingen. Schwab’s collection of myths and legends of classical antiquity was published in 1838 and was widely used in German schools.

Product Details ISBN: 9780375714467
ISBN-10: 0375714464
Publisher: Pantheon
Publication Date: October 9th, 2001
Pages: 768
Language: English
Series: The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
“A superb volume, the keystone for any home library.”
The New Yorker

“A book to be grateful for. . . . Schwab retells the legends of ancient Greece with splendid vigor and charm.”
Commonweal