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Helen Of Troy : Goddess, Princess, Whore [used book]

By: Bettany Hughes

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 2005

Seller ID: 0224071777

ISBN: 0224071777

Condition: Good


As soon as men began to write, they made Helen of Troy their subject. Hesiod, a poet born around 700BC and one of the first named authors in history, called her 'the most beautiful woman in the world' and the description endured. Even though we have no contemporary representations of her, this Bronze Age princess is still seen as a paradigm of absolute beauty. Helen, '-whose beauty summoned Greece to arms, And drew a thousand ships to Tenedos' (Marlowe), has stood for three thousand years as a symbol of beauty and as a reminder of the terrible power beauty can wield. Because of her double marr... View more info

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Greek and Roman Myths: The World's Greatest Myths and Legends

By: Edited by Jake Jackson

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Flame Tree Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 003993

ISBN: 0857758195

Condition: New


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 werewo... View more info

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The Greek Myths: The Complete and Definitive Edition

By: Robert Graves

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2011

Seller ID: A1087

ISBN: 0241952743

Condition: New


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 ... View more info