The Golden Age of Myth & Legend

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Wordsworth Editions, 1993 - Social Science - 495 pages
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For over a hundred years Thomas Bulfinch's masterpiece on ancient myth and legend has been consulted by scholars and lay readers alike. The timeless stories of the gods and goddesses of Greece, Rome and Northern mythology are brought to life, and throughout the book Bulfinch shows, by extensive and resonant quotation, how these images have enormously enriched the development of English literature, from Byron to Shakespeare, from Keats and Milton to Wordsworth and Tennyson.In addition, there is a chapter on Eastern religion and myth, together with maps of the ancient world, a list of proverbial expressions, a 24-page glossary and index, and an index to the poetical quotations.
  

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User Review  - Nick - Goodreads

Dated, but interestingly dated: as well as recounting myths from ancient Greece and other cultures, Bulfinch inadvertently gives us an insight into the Victorian perspective on these myths, and how ... Read full review

Review: Golden Age of Myth & Legend (Wordsworth Reference)

User Review  - Takim Williams - Goodreads

This was a fun read. I recognized many of the stories and gods of ancient mythology, while others I had never heard of. I recognized the origins of certain words and phrases in my own language, such ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction i
1
Prometheus and Pandora
11
Apollo and Daphne Pyramus and Thisbe Cephalus and Procris
18
Juno and her Rivals lo and Callisto Diana and Actaeon Latona and the Rustics
26
Phaeton
35
Midas Baucis and Philemon
44
Proserpine Glaucus and Scylla
48
Pygmalion Dryope Venus and Adonis Apollo and Hyacinthus
57
The Golden Fleece Medea and Aeson
117
Meleager andAtalanta
125
Theseus Daedalus Castor and Pollux
138
Antigone Penelope
162
Arion Ibycus Simonides Sappho
178
The Trojan War
193
The Fall of Troy Return of the Greeks Orestes
207
The Phaeacians Fate of the Suitors
223

Ceyx and Haley one or the Halcyon Birds
63
Vertumnus and Pomona
69
Cupid and Psyche
73
Cadmus The Myrmidons
83
Nisus and Scylla Echo and Narcissus Clytie Hero and Leander
89
Minerva and Arachne Niobe
97
The Graeae or GreyMaids Perseus Medusa Atlas and A ndromeda
104
Giants The Sphinx Pegasus and The Chimaera Centaurs Pygmies The Griffin
110
The Infernal Regions Elysium The Sibyl
239
Pythagoras Egyptian Deities Oracles
258
The Phoenix The Basilisk
282
Northern Mythology
298
The Druids lona
332
Index and Glossary
339
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About the author (1993)

Thomas Bulfinch was a respected scholar who lived from 1796-1867. He is best known for his Mythology, which popularized myth and fable.

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