Greek mythology

Greek mythology

A hands-on traveler's advisor to the mesmerizing stories of Greek mythology, prepared round the towns and landscapes the place the occasions are set

The Greek myths have a common attraction, past the time and actual position during which they have been created. yet many are firmly rooted in particular landscapes: town of Thebes and mountain variety Cithaeron dominate the story of Oedipus; the town of Mycenae broods over the fates of Agamemnon and Electra; whereas Knossos boasts the scene of Theseus’ slaying of the Minotaur. Drawing on a variety of classical resources, newly translated via the writer, and illustrated with particularly commissioned drawings, this e-book is either an invaluable learn for these traveling the websites and a desirable inventive trip for the armchair visitor. The itinerary contains twenty-two destinations, from Mount Olympus to Homer’s Hades, recounting the myths and historical past linked to every one web site and highlighting positive factors that viewers can nonetheless see today.

Scholarly textual content, supported through rates from fundamental resources and modern examine, in addition to the engaging tales of gods and goddesses, heroes and villains, enhance the reader’s literal or just literary event of those websites, whose importance nonetheless resonates this day. sixty nine colour illustrations plus one map

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