By Robin A. H. WaterfieldA hugely readable and wonderfully illustrated re-telling of the main well-known tales from Greek mythology.
The Greek Myths comprises essentially the most exciting, romantic, and unforgettable tales in all human historical past. From Achilles rampant at the fields of Troy, to the gods at game on Mount Olympus; from Icarus flying too with reference to the sunlight, to the superhuman feats of Heracles, Theseus, and the wily Odysseus, those undying stories exert an everlasting fascination and proposal that experience persisted for millennia and encouraged cultures from historic to modern.
Beginning on the sunrise of human civilization, whilst the Titan Prometheus stole hearth from Zeus and provided mankind desire, the reader is straight away immersed within the majestic, magical, and legendary international of the Greek gods and heroes. because the stories spread, popular classicist Robin Waterfield, joined by means of his spouse, author Kathryn Waterfield, creates a sweeping landscape of the romance, intrigues, heroism, humour, sensuality, and brutality of the Greek myths and legends.
The poor curse that plagued the royal homes of Mycenae and Thebes, Jason and the golden fleece, Perseus and the dread Gorgon, the wood horse and the sack of Troy -- those awesome tales have inspired paintings and literature from the Iron Age to the current day. and much from being only a treasure trove of fantastic stories, The Greek Myths is a listing of Greek fantasy in paintings throughout the a long time, and a remarkable paintings of literature in its personal correct.