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Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable; The Age of Chivalry; The Legends of Charlemagne (A Modern Library Giant, G14)

By: Bulfinch, Thomas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Modern Library:

Seller ID: 2276970

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, top corners of boards lightly bumped, pencil name on front endpaper, no publisher date. xi, 778 pp. Bulfinch's Mythology is a collection of the works of Thomas Bulfinch, renamed after him and published after his death. It is a classic work of mythology and is still being printed, even 150 years after the first work, Age of Fable, was published in 1855. The following is a table of contents of the work, which itself can serve as an interesting pantheon of the ch... View more info

The Wisdom of the Myths: How Greek Mythology Can Change Your Life

By: Ferry, Luc

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harper: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281754

ISBN: 0062215450

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint edge wear. 2014 Trade Paperback. Heroes, gods, and mortals. The Greek myths are the founding narratives of Western civilization: to understand them is to know the origins of philosophy, literature, art, science, law, and more. Indeed, as Luc Ferry shows in this masterful book, they remain a great store of wisdom, as relevant to our lives today as ever before. No mere legends or clichés (Herculean task, Pandora's box, Achilles heel, etc.), these clas... View more info

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Travelling Heroes: In the Epic Age of Homer

By: Fox, Robin Lane

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 2010

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2275613

ISBN: 0679763864

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Ink name on front flyleaf, faint odor of smoke. 2010 Trade Paperback. xx, 465 pp. The myths of the ancient Greeks have inspired us for thousands of years. Where did the famous stories of the battles of their gods develop and spread across the world? The celebrated classicist Robin Lane Fox draws on a lifetime’s knowledge of the ancient world, and on his own travels, answering this question by pursuing it through the age of Homer. His acclaimed history e... View more info

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The Goatherd and the Shepherdess: A Tale From Ancient Greece

By: Hort, Lenny

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272170

ISBN: 0803713525

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly bumped. 1995 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. As three friends tend their flocks on a Greek island, Daphnis and Dorco vie for the affections of Chloe. View more info

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A Pocket Classical Dictionary for Ready Reference

By: Ireland, Frederick G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1883

Seller ID: 2280083

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1883 Small Hard Cover. iii, 144 pp. A dictionary for classical studies. NOTE: The Roman spelling of proper names has been adopted as being more commonly used in school and college text-books. The Greek names of divinities, however, have been retained as conveying an essentially different idea from the Roman names usually employed. The dates in parentheses immediately following the names are those of the birth and death. When but one date is given it is that ... View more info

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Tales from the Odyssey, Part 2

By: Osborne, Mary Pope

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Scholastic: 2011

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2199627

ISBN: 1423126106

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Spine creased. 2011 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 286 pp. After twenty years of fighting monsters, angering gods and goddesses, and surviving against the odds, Odysseus is more desperate than ever to return to his family. But first he will have to explore yet another strange land. And when he finally does return home, he will have yet more dangerous enemies to face.This is the exciting conclusion to the series by best-sellin... View more info

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Tales from the Odyssey, Part 1

By: Osborne, Mary Pope

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Scholastic: 2011

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2199628

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Spine creased. 2011 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 273 pp. Giants and Cannibals! Wonders and Witches! One Amazing Hero. Brave Odysseus is far from home, tossed by stormy seas, and cursed by an angry one-eyed giant. If he ever wants to see his family again, he will have to face hungry cannibals, outwit a beautiful witch, and sail past a six-headed serpent. His journey is the ultimate test of endurance and courage. In this exc... View more info

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There's a Monster in the Alphabet

By: Rumford, James

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272174

ISBN: 0618221409

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 2002 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. According to Herodotus, an Ancient Greek historian, a Phoenician named Cadmus brought the alphabet to Greece. In the ancient myths, Cadmus was a hero who fought a ferocious monster and founded the city of Thebes. Cadmus was so famous that his deeds were told and retold throughout the ancient world. In this modern retelling, James Rumford uses the alphabet that Cadmus brought to Greece to r... View more info

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Electra: A Novel

By: Schmitt, Gladys

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203597

ISBN: 1125154098

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A very nice copy.Jacket rubbed, small surface tear to front jacket flap. 1965 Hard Cover. 313 pp. The Electra story, for which the Greeks had many words--those of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, is in itself difficult to diminish. But anyone remembering the innately stately, sombre qualities of the more classical versions and recent film may find that this Electra becomes mourning indeed. Schmitt's style, a very frequent target of criticism (verbiage, ... View more info

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Orpheus and Eurydice

By: Schonfeldt, Sybil Grafin; Hejl, Pauline

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The J. Paul Getty Musuem: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272173

ISBN: 0892366249

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. A very nice copy. 1997 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. The tragic tale of Orpheus, his gift for music, and his undying love for the oak nymph Eurydice is retold for children is this engaging picture book. This version of the classic story about the origins of singing according to Greek mythology features beautiful yet haunting color illustrations of Eurydice's journey from the forest to the Underworld and back again. View more info

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Arion and the Dolphin

By: Seth, Vikram

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Dutton Children's Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272721

ISBN: 0525453849

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1994 Large Hardcover. [32 pp.] A retelling of the ancient Greek legend of a young Corinthian musician who, having won a gold prize for his singing, is thrown overboard by greedy sailors and befriends a dolphin who becomes his rescuer and protector. View more info