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The Greek Myths: Stories of the Greek Gods and Heroes Vividly Retold Paperback – 28 Feb 2013
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'A magnificent new book which explains and retells some of the most thrilling stories in human history' Lancashire Evening Post. (Lancashire Evening Post)
About the Author
Robin Waterfield is an internationally acclaimed scholar and author, whose publications range from abstruse academic articles to children's fiction. He has worked as a lecturer, editor and publisher before taking up writing full time. He has about forty books to his credit, with most of his later work cantering on academic works aimed at intelligent lay readers. His most recent books are Xenophon's Retreat: Greece, Persia and the End of the Golden Age (Faber; Harvard) and Why Socrates Died (Faber; Norton; McLeland & Stewart).
Kathryn Waterfield (Dunathan) is a writer specializing in Greek history. Formerly with the University of South Florida and the Tampa Museum of Art, she now makes her home with husband, classicist Robin Waterfield, in the remote southern Peloponnese in Greece. The Greek Myths is the Waterfields' first collaboration.
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I found it, eventually, in 'The Greek Myths' which has the perfect sub-title of 'stories of the Greek gods and heroes vividly retold.' A reasonably average-sized paperback (300 pages) with just an eight page illustrative plate insert. The rest is all text, easily readable text that neither patronize nor excludes the reader.
The authors obviously know their stuff, both being scholars and writers specialising in Greek history and mythology. More importantly, they both know how to communicate their obvious knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject.
I'm lapping this up, and would recommend it to anyone wanting to either discover or rediscover the wonderful world of the Greeks gods...
The book is also useful for those studying classics or history as it gives good, all round information and is good for beginners and experts alike. A great read.
Overall, I wouldn't recommend this book. It also makes a lot of assumptions. I am not sure if the writers are trying to be humours or approachable, but it really failed my expectations
In short, the writing is clunky and amateurish throughout, the structure is in places bizarre, the focus on genealogy frequently detracts from the narrative. The lack of commentary is also frustrating - other reviewers have observed deviations from commonly-accepted bits of mythology (ie that Achilles was dipped in the Styx).
I would award two stars for writing, but an extra star is awarded for the genuinely beautiful collection of art that is used as supporting illustrations. Excellent choices, in a range of styles, a wonderful touch.