Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome
The author sets before the reader a lifelike picture of the deities of classical times as they were conceived and worshipped by the ancients themselves, and thereby to awaken in the minds of young students a desire to become more intimately acquainted with the noble productions of classical antiquity. The aim was to render the legends, which form the second portion of this work, a picture of old Greek life; its customs, superstitions, and princely hospitalities, for which reason they are given at somewhat greater length than is usual in works of this kind.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TommyElf - LibraryThing
What an embarrassing piece of work. Berens litters most of the retellings of the myths and legends with his over-arching commentary on how each mythological tale and archetype is essentially the work of a "savage", "crude" or "unrefined" civilization. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MarieCasillas - LibraryThing
Characters: Hermes, Apollo, and Zeus Setting: heavens Theme: Forgiveness Genre: Greek myth Summary: Within a few days of Hermes birth he runs off and steals his brother Apollo’s cows. He then finds a ... Read full review