Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold
No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly or brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses. In Stephen Fry's vivid retelling we gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking open of the great head of Zeus and follow doomed Persephone into the dark and lonely realm of the... show more
No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly or brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses.
In Stephen Fry's vivid retelling we gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking open of the great head of Zeus and follow doomed Persephone into the dark and lonely realm of the Underworld. We shiver when Pandora opens her jar of evil torments and watch with joy as the legendary love affair between Eros and Psyche unfolds.
Mythos captures these extraodinary myths for our modern age - in all their dazzling and deeply human relevance.
Publish date: 2018-07-26
Pages no: 422
Edition language: English
Series: Stephen Fry's Great Mythology (#1)
I was highly entertained and I may have accidentally learned a few things, though I wouldn’t let a student use it as a reference. I suspect it’s a different experience in audio format, but for a print book it might be a case of too much of a good thing. I found my interest flagging in the last 100 p...
Anyone who hasn’t heard of the Greek gods or the myths associated with them must have been hiding out in a barren wasteland. I’m no stranger to them having learned about them in school and then reading all kinds of books about them over the years. But this book by Stephen Fry is not only comprehensi...
A quick review: I debated between 4.5 and 5 stars because at about the 75% mark I started to drift because the abundance of names became hard to follow. But it's Greek mythology; has anyone ever managed to compile the myths without all the names? No, I doubt it, so, it hardly seems fair to penal...
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of the American edition courtesy of the publishers via Netgalley. When you really think about it, the Greek myths are about a very dysfunctional, screwy family. Cannibalism, incest, rape, bestiality – Greek gods do it all. Stephen Fr...
I love Stephen Fry, love Greek mythology, love the intent of this book, and love the execution. And yet, there was something missing for me - something that would normally make me want to read on beyond bedtime, something that would make me think about the book when not reading it, and something th...
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