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Titans and Olympians: Greek and Roman Myth (Myth and Mankind)

By: Allan, Tony; Maitland, Sara

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books: 1997

Seller ID: 2205623


A very nice copy. Jacket lightly toned. 1997 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Part of the Myth & Mankind series. A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests. The ancient Greeks and Romans created the most enduring cultures known to humanity and a pantheon of gods who live on in some of the greatest myths ever told: of Athena, goddess of battle, of Dion... View more info

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Gods and Heroes of the Greeks: The Library of Apollodorus

By: Apollodorus; Simpson, Michael (translator)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Massachusetts: 1976

Seller ID: 2196874


Light edge wear. 1976 Trade Paperback. This is one of several translations of an ancient (date disputed) compilation of summaries of stories of the gods and heroes of Greece. View more info

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The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes

By: Bulfinch, Thomas; Fitts, Dudley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1958

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261281


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number XI:23 laid in. Spine toned, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1958 Hard Cover. xix, 230 pp. 8vo. Author's first book. One of the most enduring works on the subject of mythology, examining numerous myths and providing historical context and analysis. Introductory essay by Dudley Fitts, illustrations by Joe Mugnaini. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Thomas Bulfinch (July 15, 1796 - May 27, 1867) was an American writer, born in Newton, Mass... View more info

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Myth, Religion & Society: Structuralist Essays By...

By: Detienne, M; Gernet, L; Vernant, J.-P.; Vidal-Naquet, P.; Gordon, R.L. (Editor)

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1986

Seller ID: 2194991


Sticker on rear wrapper, underlining & marginalia on a few pages. 1986 Trade Paperback. xvii, 306 pp. The essays in this volume explore different aspects of the relation between Greek myth and Greek thought between the Archaic period (Homer and Hesiod) and the Hellenistic period, highlighting both the continuities and the contrasts in the Greek interpretations and 'uses' of myth. With the exception of the essay by Louis Gernet, all bear traces of the authors; attempts to... View more info

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A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales (The Washington Square Classics)

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $30.00

Publisher: George W. Jacobs and Company: 1851

Seller ID: 2261607


No publisher date (Preface dated 1851), small red stain along bottom edge of rear board, a few light spots to boards, bookplate on front endpaper. We have more books available by this author!. 437 pp. Includes color plates. A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys (1851) is a children's book by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne in which he retells several Greek myths. It was followed by a sequel, Tanglewood Tales. View more info

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The Works and Days; Theogony; The Shield of Herakles

By: Hesiod

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor: 1991

Seller ID: 2196726


Highlighting to just a few pages. 1991 Trade Paperback. Epic poems by one who has been called the first Greek philosopher and theologian. View more info

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Tales from the Odyssey, Part 2

By: Osborne, Mary Pope

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Scholastic: 2011

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2199627


1st printing. Spine creased. 2011 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 286 pp. After twenty years of fighting monsters, angering gods and goddesses, and surviving against the odds, Odysseus is more desperate than ever to return to his family. But first he will have to explore yet another strange land. And when he finally does return home, he will have yet more dangerous enemies to face. This is the exciting conclusion to the series by best-selli... View more info

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Tales from the Odyssey, Part 1

By: Osborne, Mary Pope

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Scholastic: 2011

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2199628


1st printing. Spine creased. 2011 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 273 pp. Giants and Cannibals! Wonders and Witches! One Amazing Hero. Brave Odysseus is far from home, tossed by stormy seas, and cursed by an angry one-eyed giant. If he ever wants to see his family again, he will have to face hungry cannibals, outwit a beautiful witch, and sail past a six-headed serpent. His journey is the ultimate test of endurance and courage. In this exc... View more info

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There's a Monster in the Alphabet

By: Rumford, James

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199384


First edition. Ink note to front endpaper verso. Near Fine. 2002 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. :According to Herodotus, an Ancient Greek historian, a Phoenician named Cadmus brought the alphabet to Greece. In the ancient myths, Cadmus was a hero who fought a ferocious monster and founded the city of Thebes. Cadmus was so famous that his deeds were told and retold throughout the ancient world. In this modern retelling, James Rumford uses the alphabet that Cadmus brought t... View more info

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Electra: A Novel

By: Schmitt, Gladys

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203597


First edition. A very nice copy. Jacket rubbed, small surface tear to front jacket flap. 1965 Hard Cover. 313 pp. The Electra story, for which the Greeks had many words--those of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, is in itself difficult to diminish. But anyone remembering the innately stately, sombre qualities of the more classical versions and recent film may find that this Electra becomes mourning indeed. Schmitt's style, a very frequent target of criticism (verbiage,... View more info