Songs On Bronze: The Greek Myths Made Real
The Greek myths are recognized as universal stories without equal. Here, Cambridge classicist Nigel Spivey presents them for precocious youth as the spellbinders they are. Said Spivey, "I intended to write this book for my young children -- with due regard for their delicate sensibilities. They, however, grew up more quickly than I wrote. So, I accepted the violence and sensuality of the myths and...
Audio CD: 7 pages
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.; Unabridged edition (September 15, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 6.2 inches
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“I bought this book with high hopes, but could not finish it. While the intention might be honorable, the work is very poorly done and often even wrong.Too light for nonfiction, too flat-footed for fiction, infused with 80's pop psychology, this book...”
make little effort to purify them."In bold, easily understood prose, he tells of Demeter and Persephone, of Prometheus' creation of humankind, of Jason and the Argonauts, of the wrath of Achilles and the travels of Odysseus, of Oedipus’s crime and Orpheus’s excursion into the Underworld. In his hands, these stories are revealed anew as outsize tales of love and strife, of secret compacts and open rivalries, and of the overwhelming power of Eros.