Mythos / Stephen Fry.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: UK : Penguin Books,
ISBN: 9781405934138 (pbk.) :
Originally published: UK: Michael Joseph, 2017.
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.
ix, 441 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
a good book, covers a lot of ground...very readable
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