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Gods And Heroes Of Ancient Greece

Schwab, Gustav

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ISBN 10: 0375714464 / ISBN 13: 9780375714467
Published by Pantheon Books, New York, NY, 1974
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(full book description) Pantheon Books, New York, NY, 1974. 1st PB Edition 2nd Printing, VG+, Paperback, Size=6"x9", 764pgs(Index). B/W Text Illustrations. Tradesize Paperback. Owner name embossment on Half Title Page, small ink date stamp, word inside rear endpaper, o.w. clean, bright & very tight. No tears, chips, foxing. Rest of book Almost New. ISBN 0375714464 SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE PACK WITH GREAT CARE, 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES!. Bookseller Inventory # CONROY167223I

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Title: Gods And Heroes Of Ancient Greece

Publisher: Pantheon Books, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Paperback

Illustrator: B/W Text Illustrations

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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From fire-stealing Prometheus to scene-stealing Helen of Troy, from Jason and his golden fleece to Oedipus and his mother, this collection of classic tales from Greek mythology demonstrates the inexhaustible vitality of a timeless cultural legacy. These stories of heroes and powerful gods and goddesses are set forth simply and movingly, in language that retains the power and drama of the original works by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Homer.

Introduction by Werner Jaeger
With black-and-white illustrations throughout

Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

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ealing Prometheus to scene-stealing Helen of Troy, from Jason and his golden fleece to Oedipus and his mother, this collection of classic tales from Greek mythology demonstrates the inexhaustible vitality of a timeless cultural legacy.

Here are Icarus flying too close to the sun, mighty Hercules, Achilles and that darn heel, the Trojans and their wooden horse, brave Perseus and beautiful Andromeda, wandering Odysseus and steadfast Penelope. Their stories and the stories of the powerful gods and goddesses who punish and reward, who fall in love with and are enraged by the humans they have created, are set forth simply but movingly, in language that retains the power and drama of the original works by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Homer. In Gustav Schwab’s masterful retelling, they are made accessible to readers of all ages.

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