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Mythos

The Greek Myths Reimagined
Hardcover Book
Publisher: 
Chronicle Books
 | 
August, 2019
ISBN:
9781452178912
In stock now: 
3
$42.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Here are the thrills, grandeur, and unabashed fun of the Greek myths, stylishly retold by Stephen Fry. The legendary writer, actor, and comedian breathes life into ancient tales, from Pandora's box to Prometheus's fire, and transforms the adventures of Zeus and the Olympians into emotionally resonant and deeply funny stories, without losing any of their original wonder.

In the starlight over Mount Othrys Zeus and his five liberated siblings laughed and stamped and hooted and howled with delight… Together they would overthrow Kronos and his whole ugly race and establish a new order…

Classical artwork inspired by the myths and learned notes from the author offer rich cultural context. This collectible volume, complete with a textured case and full-color art throughout, is a doorway into a captivating world. Fry writes,

The ancient Greeks had no written revealed texts akin to the Bible or the Qur’an. There were “mysteries” and initiations of various kinds that involved ecstatic states, perhaps not unlike the shamanic ones seen today in other parts of the world, and there were plenty of temples and shrines. It is true, as well, that even in the great Athenian age of reason and philosophy a man like Socrates could be executed for religious reasons.

Publisher’s Description: 

Here are the thrills, grandeur, and unabashed fun of the Greek myths, stylishly retold by Stephen Fry. The legendary writer, actor, and comedian breathes life into ancient tales, from Pandora's box to Prometheus's fire, and transforms the adventures of Zeus and the Olympians into emotionally resonant and deeply funny stories, without losing any of their original wonder. Classical artwork inspired by the myths and learned notes from the author offer rich cultural context. This collectible volume, complete with a textured case and full-color art throughout, is a doorway into a captivating world.

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