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Oh my gods : a modern retelling of Greek and Roman myths / Philip Freeman.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781451609974 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 1451609973 (hardcover) :
  • Description: xx, 348 p. : geneal. tables ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster, 2012.

Available copies

  • 7 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 9 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Bunker Hill Community College Stacks BL782 .F73 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction BL 782 F73 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 398.2/Freeman (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction BL 782 .F73 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose Nonfiction (Second Floor) 292 Freeman (Text to phone) Checked out 10/27/2014
Middlesex - Bedford Campus Stacks BL782 .F73 2012 [MCC only] (Text to phone) Available -
Reading Storage 292.13 FRE (Text to phone) Available -
Swampscott Thomson Room 292 F (Text to phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult Nonfiction (2nd Floor) 292 Freeman (Text to phone) Checked out 11/03/2014

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-336) and index.
Contents Note: Creation -- Gods. Zeus ; Poseidon ; Hades ; Apollo ; Hephaestus ; Ares ; Hermes ; Pan ; Helios ; Dionysus ; Cupid. -- Goddesses. Hera ; Demeter ; Artemis ; Aphrodite ; Hecate ; Hestia ; Athena ; Eos ; The Muses ; The Fates ; Cybele. -- Heroes. Perseus ; Theseus ; Daedalus and Icarus ; Bellerophon ; Melampus ; Atalanta ; Procne and Philomela. -- Lovers. Narcissus and Echo ; Pyramus and Thisbe ; Ceyx and Alcyone ; Glaucus and Scylla ; Hero and Leander ; Hypermnestra and Lynceus ; Baucis and Philemon ; Alpheus and Arethusa ; Pomona and Vertumnus ; Endymion and Selene ; Orpheus and Eurydice. -- Hercules -- Oedipus -- Argonauts -- Troy -- Mycenae -- Odysseus -- Aeneas. -- Rome. Romulus and Remus ; The Horatii brothers ; One-eyed Horatius ; Scaevola ; Cloelia ; Lucretia. -- Genealogies -- Greek and Roman gods.
Summary: The author, a professor of classics and visiting scholar at the Harvard Divinity school presents modern interpretations of traditional Greek and Roman myths that render classic themes accessible to a new generation of readers. Here he retells some of the most popular myths and tales of errant gods, fantastic creatures, and human heroes, including powerful Zeus, his wife Hera, Apollo, beautiful Aphrodite, fierce Athena, the dauntless heroes Theseus and Hercules, the doomed lovers Orpheus and Eurydice, as well as the tales of the Argonauts, and the narrative of the Battle of Troy. These Greek and Roman myths are as relevant today as ever in their sharp observations about human nature; they still inspire awe, give us courage, and break our hearts. They have inspired plays, operas, and paintings, and live on today in movies and video games. -- From back cover.
Subject: Mythology, Greek.
Mythology, Roman.

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