Oh my gods : a modern retelling of Greek and Roman myths / Philip Freeman.
Description: xx, 348 p. : geneal. tables ; 24 cm.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
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- Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
|General Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (p. -336) and index.
|Contents:|| 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.
Citation: Freeman, Philip. "Oh my gods : a modern retelling of Greek and Roman myths." New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster, 2012.