The Greek Myths

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Illustrated by Ross Macdonald
Introduction by Rick Riordan
Paperback
$28.00 US
5.67"W x 8.34"H x 2.13"D  
On sale Apr 24, 2012 | 832 Pages | 9780143106715
| Grades 9-12 + AP/IB
The gold standard in Greek mythology, in a dazzling Graphic Deluxe Edition featuring flaps, deckled edges, and specially commissioned cover art by Ross Macdonald and a new introduction by the multimillion-copy bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series

From the creation of the world out of Chaos and the birth of the Olympians to the Trojan War and Odysseus's return, Robert Graves's superb retelling of the Greek myths has long been acclaimed as the definitive edition. Graves draws on sources scattered throughout ancient literature, using a novelist's skill to weave a crisp, coherent narrative of each myth and providing commentaries with cross-references, interpretations, and explanations based on solid scholarship. The result is a classic volume of many of the greatest stories ever told—stories of the gods, heroes, and extraordinary events that inspired Homer, the Greek tragedians, and so much of subsequent European literature.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Robert Graves (1895-1985) was a poet, novelist, translator, and author of more than 120 books of history, mythology, and fiction, including the historical novel I, Claudius and the mythological study The White Goddess. Born in England, he made his home in Majorca after 1929. He was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford in 1961 and made an Honorary Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, in 1971. Good-bye to All That is his only autobiography. View titles by Robert Graves
Ross Macdonald’s real name was Kenneth Millar. Born near San Francisco in 1915 and raised in Ontario, Millar returned to the US as a young man and published his first novel in 1944. He served as the president of the Mystery Writers of America and was awarded their Grand Master Award as well as the Mystery Writers of Great Britain's Gold Dagger Award. He died in 1983. View titles by Ross Macdonald
Contents
1.           The Pelasgian Creation Myth      
2.           The Homeric and Orphic Creation Myths              
3.           The Olympian Creation Myth      
4.           Two Philosophical Creation Myths           
5.           The Five Ages of Man     
6.           The Castration of Uranus             
7.           The Dethronement of Cronus     
8.           The Birth of Athene        
9.           Zeus and Metis 
10.         The Fates           
11.         The Birth of Aphrodite   
12.         Hera and Her Children   
13.         Zeus and Hera   
14.         Births of Hermes, Apollo, Artemis, and Dionysus
15.         The Birth of Eros             
16.         Poseidon’s Nature and Deeds     
17.         Hermes’s Nature and Deeds       
18.         Aphrodite’s Nature and Deeds   
19.         Ares’s Nature and Deeds             
20.         Hestia’s Nature and Deeds          
21.         Apollo’s Nature and Deeds          
22.         Artemis’s Nature and Deeds       
23.         Hephaestus’s Nature and Deeds
24.         Demeter’s Nature and Deeds     
25.         Athene’s Nature and Deeds        
26.         Pan’s Nature and Deeds
27.         Dionysus’s Nature and Deeds     
28.         Orpheus              
29.         Ganymedes        
30.         Zagreus
31.         The Gods of the Underworld
32.         Tyche and Nemesis         
33.         The Children of the Sea 
34.         The Children of Echidne
35.         The Giants’ Revolt
36.         Typhon 
37.         The Aloeids
38.         Deucalion’s Flood
39.         Atlas and Prometheus
40.         Eos        
41.         Orion
42.         Helius   
43.         The Sons of Hellen          
44.         Ion        
45.         Alcyone and Ceyx           
46.         Tereus  
47.         Erechtheus and Eumolpus           
48.         Boreas 
49.         Alope    
50.         Asclepius            
51.         The Oracles       
52.         The Alphabet     
53.         The Dactyls        
54.         The Telchines    
55.         The Empusae     
56.         Io          
57.         Phoroneus          
58.         Europe and Cadmus       
59.         Cadmus and Harmonia  
60.         Belus and the Danaids   
61.         Lamia   
62.         Leda     
63.         Ixion     
64.         Endymion           
65.         Pygmalion and Galatea 
66.         Aeacus 
67.         Sisyphus              
68.         Salmoneus and Tyro      
69.         Alcestis
70.         Athamas             
71.         The Mares of Glaucus    
72.         Melampus          
73.         Perseus
74.         The Rival Twins 
75.         Bellerophon
76.         Antiope
77.         Niobe   
78.         Caenis and Caeneus       
79.         Erigone
80.         The Calydonian Boar      
81.         Telamon and Peleus       
82.         Aristaeus            
83.         Midas   
84.         Cleobis and Biton            
85.         Narcissus            
86.         Phyllis and Carya             
87.         Arion    
88.         Minos and His Brothers 
89.         The Loves of Minos        
90.         The Children of Pasiphaë             
91.         Scylla and Nisus
92.         Daedalus and Talos        
93.         Catreus and Althaemenes            
94.         The Sons of Pandion       
95.         The Birth of Theseus      
96.         The Labours of Theseus 
97.         Theseus and Medea       
98.         Theseus in Crete             
99.         The Federalization of Attica        
100.       Theseus and the Amazons           
101.       Phaedra and Hippolytus
102.       Lapiths and Centaurs     
103.       Theseus in Tartarus        
104.       The Death of Theseus    
105.       Oedipus              
106.       The Seven Against Thebes           
107.       The Epigoni        
108.       Tantalus              
109.       Pelops and Oenomaus   
110.       The Children of Pelops   
111.       Atreus and Thyestes       
112.       Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra               
113.       The Vengeance of Orestes           
114.       The Trial of Orestes        
115.       The Pacification of the Erinnyes 
116.       Iphigeneia Among the Taurians 
117.       The Reign of Orestes      
118.       The Birth of Heracles     
119.       The Youth of Heracles   
120.       The Daughters of Thespius          
121.       Erginus 
122.       The Madness of Heracles             
123.       The First Labour: The Nemean Lion         
124.       The Second Labour: The Lernaean Hydra              
125.       The Third Labour: The Ceryneian Hind    
126.       The Fourth Labour: The Erymanthian Boar           
127.       The Fifth Labour: The Stables of Augeias
128.       The Sixth Labour: The Stymphalian Birds
129.       The Seventh Labour: The Cretan Bull
130.       The Eighth Labour: The Mares of Diomedes         
131.       The Ninth Labour: Hippolyte’s Girdle       
132.       The Tenth Labour: The Cattle of Geryon 
133.       The Eleventh Labour: The Apples of the Hesperides          
134.       The Twelfth Labour: The Capture of Cerberus
135.       The Murder of Iphitus    
136.       Omphale             
137.       Hesione              
138.       The Conquest of Elis       
139.       The Capture of Pylus      
140.       The Sons of Hippocoön  
141.       Auge     
142.       Deianeira            
143.       Heracles in Trachis          
144.       Iole       
145.       The Apotheosis of Heracles         
146.       The Children of Heracles              
147.       Linus     
148.       The Argonauts Assemble              
149.       The Lemnian Women and King Cyzicus   
150.       Hylas, Amycus, and Phineus        
151.       From the Symplegades to Colchis            
152.       The Seizure of the Fleece             
153.       The Murder of Apsyrtus
154.       The Argo Returns to Greece
155.       The Death of Pelias        
156.       Medea at Ephyra             
157.       Medea in Exile  
158.       The Foundation of Troy 
159.       Paris and Helen
160.       The First Gathering at Aulis         
161.       The Second Gathering at Aulis    
162.       Nine Years of War           
163.       The Wrath of Achilles     
164.       The Death of Achilles     
165.       The Madness of Ajax      
166.       The Oracles of Troy        
167.       The Wooden Horse        
168.       The Sack of Troy              
169.       The Returns       
170.       Odysseus’s Wanderings 
171.       Odysseus’s Homecoming

About

The gold standard in Greek mythology, in a dazzling Graphic Deluxe Edition featuring flaps, deckled edges, and specially commissioned cover art by Ross Macdonald and a new introduction by the multimillion-copy bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series

From the creation of the world out of Chaos and the birth of the Olympians to the Trojan War and Odysseus's return, Robert Graves's superb retelling of the Greek myths has long been acclaimed as the definitive edition. Graves draws on sources scattered throughout ancient literature, using a novelist's skill to weave a crisp, coherent narrative of each myth and providing commentaries with cross-references, interpretations, and explanations based on solid scholarship. The result is a classic volume of many of the greatest stories ever told—stories of the gods, heroes, and extraordinary events that inspired Homer, the Greek tragedians, and so much of subsequent European literature.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Author

Robert Graves (1895-1985) was a poet, novelist, translator, and author of more than 120 books of history, mythology, and fiction, including the historical novel I, Claudius and the mythological study The White Goddess. Born in England, he made his home in Majorca after 1929. He was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford in 1961 and made an Honorary Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, in 1971. Good-bye to All That is his only autobiography. View titles by Robert Graves
Ross Macdonald’s real name was Kenneth Millar. Born near San Francisco in 1915 and raised in Ontario, Millar returned to the US as a young man and published his first novel in 1944. He served as the president of the Mystery Writers of America and was awarded their Grand Master Award as well as the Mystery Writers of Great Britain's Gold Dagger Award. He died in 1983. View titles by Ross Macdonald

Excerpt

Contents
1.           The Pelasgian Creation Myth      
2.           The Homeric and Orphic Creation Myths              
3.           The Olympian Creation Myth      
4.           Two Philosophical Creation Myths           
5.           The Five Ages of Man     
6.           The Castration of Uranus             
7.           The Dethronement of Cronus     
8.           The Birth of Athene        
9.           Zeus and Metis 
10.         The Fates           
11.         The Birth of Aphrodite   
12.         Hera and Her Children   
13.         Zeus and Hera   
14.         Births of Hermes, Apollo, Artemis, and Dionysus
15.         The Birth of Eros             
16.         Poseidon’s Nature and Deeds     
17.         Hermes’s Nature and Deeds       
18.         Aphrodite’s Nature and Deeds   
19.         Ares’s Nature and Deeds             
20.         Hestia’s Nature and Deeds          
21.         Apollo’s Nature and Deeds          
22.         Artemis’s Nature and Deeds       
23.         Hephaestus’s Nature and Deeds
24.         Demeter’s Nature and Deeds     
25.         Athene’s Nature and Deeds        
26.         Pan’s Nature and Deeds
27.         Dionysus’s Nature and Deeds     
28.         Orpheus              
29.         Ganymedes        
30.         Zagreus
31.         The Gods of the Underworld
32.         Tyche and Nemesis         
33.         The Children of the Sea 
34.         The Children of Echidne
35.         The Giants’ Revolt
36.         Typhon 
37.         The Aloeids
38.         Deucalion’s Flood
39.         Atlas and Prometheus
40.         Eos        
41.         Orion
42.         Helius   
43.         The Sons of Hellen          
44.         Ion        
45.         Alcyone and Ceyx           
46.         Tereus  
47.         Erechtheus and Eumolpus           
48.         Boreas 
49.         Alope    
50.         Asclepius            
51.         The Oracles       
52.         The Alphabet     
53.         The Dactyls        
54.         The Telchines    
55.         The Empusae     
56.         Io          
57.         Phoroneus          
58.         Europe and Cadmus       
59.         Cadmus and Harmonia  
60.         Belus and the Danaids   
61.         Lamia   
62.         Leda     
63.         Ixion     
64.         Endymion           
65.         Pygmalion and Galatea 
66.         Aeacus 
67.         Sisyphus              
68.         Salmoneus and Tyro      
69.         Alcestis
70.         Athamas             
71.         The Mares of Glaucus    
72.         Melampus          
73.         Perseus
74.         The Rival Twins 
75.         Bellerophon
76.         Antiope
77.         Niobe   
78.         Caenis and Caeneus       
79.         Erigone
80.         The Calydonian Boar      
81.         Telamon and Peleus       
82.         Aristaeus            
83.         Midas   
84.         Cleobis and Biton            
85.         Narcissus            
86.         Phyllis and Carya             
87.         Arion    
88.         Minos and His Brothers 
89.         The Loves of Minos        
90.         The Children of Pasiphaë             
91.         Scylla and Nisus
92.         Daedalus and Talos        
93.         Catreus and Althaemenes            
94.         The Sons of Pandion       
95.         The Birth of Theseus      
96.         The Labours of Theseus 
97.         Theseus and Medea       
98.         Theseus in Crete             
99.         The Federalization of Attica        
100.       Theseus and the Amazons           
101.       Phaedra and Hippolytus
102.       Lapiths and Centaurs     
103.       Theseus in Tartarus        
104.       The Death of Theseus    
105.       Oedipus              
106.       The Seven Against Thebes           
107.       The Epigoni        
108.       Tantalus              
109.       Pelops and Oenomaus   
110.       The Children of Pelops   
111.       Atreus and Thyestes       
112.       Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra               
113.       The Vengeance of Orestes           
114.       The Trial of Orestes        
115.       The Pacification of the Erinnyes 
116.       Iphigeneia Among the Taurians 
117.       The Reign of Orestes      
118.       The Birth of Heracles     
119.       The Youth of Heracles   
120.       The Daughters of Thespius          
121.       Erginus 
122.       The Madness of Heracles             
123.       The First Labour: The Nemean Lion         
124.       The Second Labour: The Lernaean Hydra              
125.       The Third Labour: The Ceryneian Hind    
126.       The Fourth Labour: The Erymanthian Boar           
127.       The Fifth Labour: The Stables of Augeias
128.       The Sixth Labour: The Stymphalian Birds
129.       The Seventh Labour: The Cretan Bull
130.       The Eighth Labour: The Mares of Diomedes         
131.       The Ninth Labour: Hippolyte’s Girdle       
132.       The Tenth Labour: The Cattle of Geryon 
133.       The Eleventh Labour: The Apples of the Hesperides          
134.       The Twelfth Labour: The Capture of Cerberus
135.       The Murder of Iphitus    
136.       Omphale             
137.       Hesione              
138.       The Conquest of Elis       
139.       The Capture of Pylus      
140.       The Sons of Hippocoön  
141.       Auge     
142.       Deianeira            
143.       Heracles in Trachis          
144.       Iole       
145.       The Apotheosis of Heracles         
146.       The Children of Heracles              
147.       Linus     
148.       The Argonauts Assemble              
149.       The Lemnian Women and King Cyzicus   
150.       Hylas, Amycus, and Phineus        
151.       From the Symplegades to Colchis            
152.       The Seizure of the Fleece             
153.       The Murder of Apsyrtus
154.       The Argo Returns to Greece
155.       The Death of Pelias        
156.       Medea at Ephyra             
157.       Medea in Exile  
158.       The Foundation of Troy 
159.       Paris and Helen
160.       The First Gathering at Aulis         
161.       The Second Gathering at Aulis    
162.       Nine Years of War           
163.       The Wrath of Achilles     
164.       The Death of Achilles     
165.       The Madness of Ajax      
166.       The Oracles of Troy        
167.       The Wooden Horse        
168.       The Sack of Troy              
169.       The Returns       
170.       Odysseus’s Wanderings 
171.       Odysseus’s Homecoming

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