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Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

Written by E. M. Berens

Part of the Collins Classics Series

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome Synopsis

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. 'This was the slaying of the Minotaur, which put an end forever to the shameful tribute of seven youths and seven maidens which was exacted from the Athenians every nine years.' The gods, heroes and legends of Greek mythology and their Roman interpretations are as fascinating as they are instructive. They include the almighty Zeus and his many wives; heroic Perseus, slayer of the snake-headed Medusa; Helen of Troy, whose beauty caused a great war; Medea, driven mad by jealousy; and tragic Persephone, doomed to live half of each year in the Underworld, condemning the world above to winter. First published in 1880, this comprehensive collection is an early modern retelling of the characters and tales of ancient Greece and Rome; a popular account which offers an important insight into the ancient civilisations that it evokes, and forms a basis for our understanding of the classical world.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008180553
Publication date: 19th September 2016
Author: E. M. Berens
Publisher: William Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages

About E. M. Berens

E. M. Berens was a classical scholar and author who wrote several books exploring the mythology and oral traditions of ancient civilisations. Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome is his seminal work and was published in 1894.

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