Greek Myths: Heroes and Heroines (Hardcover)

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Greek Myths: Heroes and Heroines (Hardcover)

By Jean Menzies (Editor)


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Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Find out what happened when King Midas was granted his wish, how Icarus flew too close to the sun and discover the adventures of Jason and his crew, The Argonauts. Learn about the interplay between mortals and their gods in stories of love, betrayal, infatuation and punishment.

In Greek Myths: Heroes and Heroines, classicist and writer Jean Menzies has brought together eleven retellings of famous Greek Myths from the late 19th and early twentieth centuries. The result? An enlightening and lively volume of stories and a treat for all fans of the Greek Mythology.

Greek Myths have been part of Western culture since they were first set down by the ancients. The fact that there is no one definitive account means that through the centuries the stories have been ripe for reinterpretation according to the politics and fashions of the time. In this book, with stories written by the likes of Andrew and Jean Lang, Thomas Bullfinch and H A Guerber, each story has been chosen for its clarity and vivacity.

Jean Menzies holds a PhD in ancient history and is a prize-winning author and anthologist. She has published several books for children including Greek Myths and Egyptian Myths, as well as Live Like a Goddess for teens. She’s a contributor to the Inklings series and her anthologies include two volumes of Greek Myths for Macmillan Collector’s Library. Jean also publishes adult fiction under the name Jean Z. Menzies. A classics enthusiast through and through, Jean produces the podcast That’s Ancient History, which explores antiquity, from its history to its place in today’s world, and she hosts her long-running YouTube channel Jean’s Thoughts.
Product Details ISBN: 9781529093360
ISBN-10: 1529093368
Publisher: Macmillan Collector's Library
Publication Date: June 20th, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English