Greek Myths (The Legendary Past)

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Here retold in all their dramatic power are some of the most exciting and influential of all Greek myths: the epic struggle of the Trojan War, the wanderings of Odysseus, the tragic destiny of Oedipus, and the heroic adventures of Herakles, Theseus, Perseus, and Jason. The author introduces the complex pantheon of Olympian gods and goddesses, describing their attributes, genealogies, and often comic relationships, and illustrates the personalities and their stories by drawing upon the artistry of the ancient culture which created them. A concluding chapter reviews the powerful and continuing imaginative legacy of Greek myth, from Botticelli to Freud.

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Lucilla Burn is a curator in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum, where she specializes in Greek painted vases and terracottas. She lectures widely and has published books, articles, and reviews on various aspects of classical archaeology.

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