The marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

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Knopf, Feb 1, 1993 - Fiction - 403 pages
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Presenting the stories of Zeus and Europa, Theseus and Ariadne, the birth of Athens and the fall of Troy, in all their variants, Calasso also uncovers the distant origins of secrets and tragedy, virginity, and rape. "A perfect work like no other. (Calasso) has re-created . . . the morning of our world."--Gore Vidal. 15 engravings. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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User Review  - Gibin Mathew - Goodreads

Is it an interesting read-yes ! Is it an enjoyable/fast read-no ! I was expecting a simple collection of stories/myths but what I got is a detailed analysis on Greek mythology.In a way it describes ... Read full review

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An important read for every Greek living abroad. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
15
Section 3
27
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About the author (1993)

Roberto Calasso is also the author of "The Forty-Nine Steps" and "Literature and the Gods." He lives in Milan and is the publisher of Adelphi.

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