The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony
But where did it all begin? No better answer to that question exists than in the Greek myths that are retold to breathtaking effect Roberto Calasso. Presenting the stories of Zeus and Europa, Theseus and Ariadne, the birth of Athens and the fall of Troy, in all their variants, Calasso uncovers the origins of secrets and tragedy, virginity and rape, and above all, humanity's tormented relations with the gods. The result is an international literary event, a work of spellbinding playfulness, eroticism wonder.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AlanSkinner - LibraryThing
One of those books that I raved about when I read it. I urged everyone I knew to read it. As an examination of the well-spring of western moral and religious thought, this is superb. All the Greek ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Caomhghin - LibraryThing
This is the second time I have read this wonderful book. It just gets better. Elegantly written, it takes you on a deceptively casual meander through (mostly) Greek myth, literature and thought ... Read full review