- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (26 Nov. 1981)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140056432
- ISBN-13: 978-0140056433
- Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 2 x 24.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 922,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Myths of Greece and Rome Paperback – 26 Nov 1981
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From the Back Cover
The timeless stories of the gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome come to life beautifully in this lavishly illustrated edition.
About the Author
Joseph Campbell was interested in mythology since his childhood in New York, when he read books about American Indians, frequently visited the American Museum of Natural History, and was fascinated by the museum's collection of totem poles. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Columbia in 1925 and 1927 and went on to study medieval French and Sanskrit at the universities of Paris and Munich. After a period in California, where he encountered John Steinbeck and the biologist Ed Ricketts, he taught at the Canterbury School, then, in 1934, joined the literature department at Sarah Lawrence College, a post he retained for many years. During the 1940s and '50s, he helped Swami Nikhilananda to translate the Upanishads and The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. The many books by Professor Campbell include The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Myths to Live By, The Flight of the Wild Gander, and The Mythic Image. He edited The Portable Arabian Nights, The Portable Jung, and other works. He died in 1987.
Top Customer Reviews
As a learning experience for children, this makes it a simply wonderful resource: the tales are made accessible by the pictures, but at the same time, having the stories alongside provides a starting point for learning to read a work of art, and decode what is being shown.
This symbiosis is wonderful, and I confess that much as I love the more scholarly Graves approach, which provides you with all the linkages and alternative versions you could possibly want, this book has remained my favourite resource for brushing up on the myths ...
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