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Greek and Roman Myths: The World's Greatest Myths and Legends, Edited by Jake Jackson
1 Greek and Roman Myths: The World's Greatest Myths and Legends
Edited by Jake Jackson UK Flame Tree Publishing 2014 0857758195 / 9780857758194 Soft cover New Book 19.8 x 13.0 x 1.5 cm 
The classical gods of Rome uncoiled from the fertile imaginations of the ancient Greeks whose gods were passionate and violent, jealous of their powers and subject to both mighty outbursts of love and all-consuming bouts of vengeful war. The dark forces of the ancient world were held at bay by the resourceful and emerging civilisation that formed the basis of Western culture, providing a tradition of fabulous tales that are retold in this new book. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and myth, fantasy and science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilisations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. 10 illustrations 
Price: 19.95 AUD
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece: a Comprehensive History with 1000 Photographs, Nigel Rodgers
2 The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece: a Comprehensive History with 1000 Photographs
Nigel Rodgers UK Lorenz Books 2012 0754823571 / 9780754823575 Hardcover New Book 
This title presents a comprehensive history with 1000 photographs. It offers an authoritative account of Greek military and political power, architecture, sculpture and art, drama and philosophy, and their lasting influence on Western culture. Discover how ancient Greece became one of the finest civilizations ever seen and the lives of her great writers, including Plato, Homer and Aristotle. It details the fabulous myths and legends of the great gods of Mount Olympus - from Zeus, Hero and Athena to Apollo, Poseidon and Aphrodite. Accounts of temples, palaces and archaeological sites display the influence of ancient Greece on the birth of Western civilization, architecture and art. Battleplans and maps chart the military history of ancient Greece, including war with Sparta, the Persian Wars and the campaigns of Alexander the Great. With over 1000 magnificent colour photographs, sculptures, paintings and plans, maps and artworks, this lavishly illustrated reference guide evokes the magnificent heritage of classical Greece. The legacy of the ancient Greeks has shaped our world. Classical Greece's military prowess, political sophistication and cultural innovations continue to captivate and influence our modern society. The first half of the book focuses on political and military history, from Mycenae and the Golden Age of Athens to the campaigns of Alexander the Great. The second half concerns ancient Greece's magnificent buildings, sculptures, mythology and dramas, and their influence on world art, architecture and society. This is a breathtaking exploration of the world of the ancient Greeks and an indispensable resource for both the general and specialist reader. 
Price: 33.95 AUD
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The Greek Myths: The Complete and Definitive Edition, Robert Graves
3 The Greek Myths: The Complete and Definitive Edition
Robert Graves UK Penguin 2011 0241952743 / 9780241952740 Soft cover New Book 21.0 x 13.4 x 3.6 cm 
The Greek Myths is the definitive and comprehensive edition of Robert Graves' classic imaginative and poetic retelling of the Greek myths. 'Icarus disobeyed his father's instructions and began soaring towards the sun, rejoiced by the lift of his great sweeping wings. Presently, when Daedalus looked over his shoulder, he could no longer see Icarus; but scattered feathers floated on the waves below...' Including many of the greatest stories ever told - the labours of Hercules, the voyage of the Argonauts, Theseus and the minotaur, Midas and his golden touch, the Trojan War and Odysseus' journey home - Robert Graves' superb and comprehensive retelling of the Greek myths for a modern audience has been regarded for over fifty years as the definitive version. With a novelist's skill and a poet's eye, Graves draws on the entire canon of ancient literature, bringing together all the elements of every myth into one epic and unforgettable story. Ideal for the first time reader, it can be read as a single, continuous narrative, while full commentaries, with cross-references, interpretations, variants and explanations, as well as a comprehensive index of names, make it equally valuable as a work of scholarly reference for anyone seeking an authoritative and detailed account of the gods, heroes and extraordinary events that provide the bedrock of Western literature. The result is a classic among classics, a treasure trove of extraordinary tales and a masterful work of literature in its own right. 
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