The Heroes of the Greeks

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Thames & Hudson, 1974 - Social Science - 439 pages
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The heroes of Greek mythology - Achilles, Orpheus, Herakles, Oedipus and others - preoccupied the minds of the ancient Greeks no less than the gods themselves. This study uses original sources, archaeological findings and psychological insight to provide an account of the lives of these mythical figures. The narrative is complemented by illustrations from vase paintings and genealogical tables of celebrated and lesser-known mythicl figures.

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Retelling of many of the Greekl heroic myths in accessible and easy language. Read full review

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