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The Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. In Stephen Fry's hands the stories of the titans and gods become a brilliantly entertaining account of ribaldry and revelry, warfare and worship, debauchery, love affairs and life lessons, slayings and suicides, triumphs and tragedies. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis. Thoroughly spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry's Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age in all their rich and deeply human relevance.
Publisher: London :, Michael Joseph,, 2017.
Branch Call Number: 292.13 FRY
Characteristics: ix, 416 pages, [16] pages of plates :,colour illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ;,25 cm.
Series Volume: 1.
Notes: Map on end papers.
Includes bibliographical references.


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Mike - Read it! If you've ever been interested in Greek mythology and don't mind a bit of wry humour, then the wonderfully erudite Stephen Fry is the man to guide you through the divinely chaotic and fantastical workings of the Gods, and everyone else who has to put up with them.

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May 11, 2020

I wish this book had been around when I doing a Classics paper at University!

Jun 02, 2018

An adorable and Olympian overview of the myths relating to the early Greek gods. Stephen Fry cannot write a line that is not musical - though a bit too much alliteration, specially towards the end. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Jun 03, 2018

AnaVictorious thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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