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by Robert Graves

Free eBook The Greek Myths (Volume 2) download ISBN: 0140010270
Author: Robert Graves
Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (November 27, 1990)
Language: English
Pages: 416
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Volume two. Robert Graves was born in 1895 in Wimbledon, son of Alfred Percival Graves, the Irish writer, and Amalia von Ranke. Volume two. Penguin books.

Volume two. He went from school to the First World War, where he became a captain in the Royal Welch Fusiliers. His principal calling was poetry, and his Selected Poems have been published in the Penguin Poets. Published by the Penguin Group. Penguin Books Ltd, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England. Penguin Putnam In. 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, USA.

The Greek Myths Volume I and II. Robert Graves. Graves tends to interpret different myths as variations of the same theme, where its difficult, even for experts, to see the same connections the author does

The Greek Myths Volume I and II. Graves tends to interpret different myths as variations of the same theme, where its difficult, even for experts, to see the same connections the author does. This work was originally published in 1955, amended in 1957, and then further revised by the author in 1960.

Each myth is presented in the voice of a narrator writing under the Antonines, such as Plutarch or Pausanias, with citations of the classical sources. The literary quality of his retellings is generally praised.

The Greek Myths book. And, in the two volumes of The Greek Myths, he demonstrates with a dazzling display of relevant knowledge that Greek Mythology is no more mysterious in content than are modern election cartoons. His work covers, in nearly two hundred sections, the Robert Graves, classicist, poet, and unorthodox critic, retells the Greek legends of gods and heroes for a modern audience.

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Robert Graves was born in 1895 at Wimbledon, son of Alfred Perceval Graves, the Irish writer, and Amalia von .

Robert Graves was born in 1895 at Wimbledon, son of Alfred Perceval Graves, the Irish writer, and Amalia von Ranke. FOREWORD SINCE revising The Greek Myths in 1958, I have had second thoughts about the drunken god Dionysus, about the Centaurs with their contradictory reputation for wisdom and misdemeanour, and about the nature of divine ambrosia and nectar. These subjects are closely related, because the Centaurs worshipped Dionysus, whose wild autumnal feast was called ‘the Ambrosia’.

In a two-volume work that has become a classic reference book for both the serious scholar and the casual inquirer, Robert Graves retells the .

In a two-volume work that has become a classic reference book for both the serious scholar and the casual inquirer, Robert Graves retells the adventures of the important gods and heroes worshipped by the ancient Greeks. Drawing on an enormous range of sources, he has brought together all the elements of every myth in simple narrative form, supplying detailed cross-references and indexes.

by. Graves, Robert, 1895-1985. v. 1: The Pelasgian creation myth - The Homeric and Orphic creation myths - The Olympian creation myth - Two philosophical creation myths - The five ages of man - The castration of Uranus - The dethronement of Cronus - The birth of Athens - Zeus and Metis - The fates - The. birth of Aphrodite - Hera and her children - Zeus and Hera - Births of Hermes, Apollo, Artemis, and Dionysus - The birth of Eros - Poseidon's nature and deeds - Hermes's nature and deeds - Aphrodite's nature and deeds - Ares's nature and deeds - Hestia's nature and.

The Greek Myths, Volume2. Author: Robert Graves. Published Year: 1965 History & Fiction. Published Year: 2009 History & Fiction. Published Year: 1955 History & Fiction.

Robert Graves, classicist, poet, and unorthodox critic, retells the Greek legends of gods and heroes for a modern audience  And, in the two volumes of The Greek Myths, he demonstrates with a dazzling display of relevant knowledge that Greek Mythology is “no more mysterious in content than are modern election cartoons.” His work covers, in nearly two hundred sections, the creation myths; the legends of the births and lives of the great Olympians; the Theseus, Oedipus, and Heracles cycles; the Argonaut voyage; the tale of Troy, and much more.             All the scattered elements of each myth have been assembled into a harmonious narrative, and many variants are recorded which may help to determine its ritual or historical meaning, Full references to the classical sources, and copious indexes, make the book as valuable to the scholar as to the general reader; and a full commentary on each myth explains and interprets the classical version in the light of today’s archaeological and anthropological knowledge.
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VAZGINO
I've always been fascinated with ancient mythology, particularly Greek, but the information I had on it was extremely limited. This book is a great addition for people who are interested in the old myths.
Humin
For anyone interested in Greek Mythology, this is a very good 2 book vlume to check out. It tells us how the Greek Gods came into power and gives us detailed stories about them. It also has many of the popular stories like Heracles, Pandora, The Trojan, Ulysses and many many others. Although many of the names are very difficult to pronounce, it is still a very enjoyable read if you are interested in Greek Mythology. For those interested in the subject, I recommend this volume. If you are moderately curious, I'd recommend this volume. If you don't know much, or really anything about the Greek Myths, I think this is still a good place to start to learn about many of the Gods and Goddesses and heroic stories.
Kare
First published in 1955 and reissued in both single and two volume editions over the succeeding years, Graves' reader friendly take on the origins of the Greek myths is an entertaining trip back through the mists of time. Along the way Graves paints a compelling picture of the ancient world and skillfully introduces the reader to the differences in culture and social influence which bore heavily on the creation and maintenance of these protagonists of antiquity. Graves' work reads like an operatic libretto rather than an academic tome and imparts a significant amount of knowledge without the reader being aware of it (always a good sign).

As usual the Folio Society has presented a beautiful edition of gilt embossed spine and cloth boards along with striking woodblock prints encased in a plain but sturdy slip case. The "Editor's Introduction" by Kenneth McLeish is worth the price just for the information on middle age religious meddling that, for a time, sullied the traditional purity of the mythology before being rescued during the Enlightenment. Academics may dismiss it, but for those interested in the ancient world but lacking a classical education this is a must read.
Malhala
The greek myths. Did you ever wonder where did the stories of Zeus, Hades, Aprodite, Hercules, etc came from? - This book presents us with the myth and with pictures of greek art depicting the story being narrated. Ancient iconography helps us understand how the Gods and heroes were imagined and interpreted In their original context.
Goltigor
Greek myths have survived in the form they have in large measure because of the cultural artifacts they've influenced. Other ancient, and now no longer active religions, have not permeated western literature, philosophy, and art as extensively as the ancient Greek religion. In a previous millennium its influence was significantly extended with the Roman adoption, with modification and expansion, of Greek religion and culture. The influence of Greek myths is pervasive, even today, in language and literature. This work captures the range and scope of these myths, possibly, in a more comprehensive and exhaustive manner than any other previous work.

The intriguing and fascinating retelling of these myths, by the author of "I, Claudius", is categorized into Chapters, e.g. "Beginnings", ...""Revolts Against the Gods", ..."The Trojan War", etc. Within each chapter myths are discussed in turn. Each myth and its variations is succinctly described. This is followed by Graves' analysis of the genesis and evolution of the myth. His presentations of these myths have been justly praised, while his exegetical interpretations have, with some justification, been subject to negative criticism. Graves tends to interpret different myths as variations of the same theme, where its difficult, even for experts, to see the same connections the author does.

This work was originally published in 1955, amended in 1957, and then further revised by the author in 1960. This two volume edition, to quote the publisher, "follows that 1960 edition, except for deletion of Grave's source notes"

Reading can, and one hopes usually will, be a quite pleasurable experience, not only because of content, but also because format, binding, paper quality, and illustrations contribute to make it so. For all these reasons, this Folio Society edition is a pleasure to read. Printing the material in two volumes was the correct decision. It makes the books just the right size to handle easily. Additionally, the black and white illustrations, font, and text layout are nicely matched to the material. The myth stories are informative and interesting, and Graves delivers them with a unique style, zeal, and charm. Thus, even with the frequent idiosyncratic analysis of these myths, this work is highly recommended.
Alsath
I refer to this book often. Very fine. A bit confusing in trying to locate passages though. If you are learning the Greek Myths, you'll want to pick this book up. 4 or 5 stars.
Kata
The best (and most comprehensive) collection of Greek myth I know. Wore out my first copy.
Both Vol 1 and 2, are one of the more fantastic books that this world has in its possession!!! Will you miss something, if you don't read it? Probably!!! Will you enjoy it if you read it? Only if your creativeness and imagination are still intact!!! Will it waste your time? No way, Charlie Brown, or Lucy's either!!!!!