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by Gustav Schwab


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This translation of Gustav Schwab's epic anthology is without a doubt one of the best, if not THE best, books on. .With well over 700 pages the book also acts as a partial encyclopedia for the gods and heroes of ancient Greece

This translation of Gustav Schwab's epic anthology is without a doubt one of the best, if not THE best, books on Greek mythology. Not only does the author explain the myths, he brings them back to life and breathes fresh life back into these ancient fables. With well over 700 pages the book also acts as a partial encyclopedia for the gods and heroes of ancient Greece. Virtually every figure in ancient Greece is listed in the back of the book with a brief description of what their mainly known for along with the pages of the book in which they appear. After reading G&H for only a short amount of time you'll realized how complex many of the classic heroes are.

Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library. Gods and Heroes is part of the Pantheon series which I found through The Norse Myths by Kevin Crossley-Holland. 28 books - 58 voters. Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece is a translation of Gustav Schwab's Sagen des Klassischen Altertums, a book that has been the canonical source for Greek legends for several generations of Germans.

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This translation of Gustav Schwab's epic anthology is without a doubt one of the best, if not THE best, books on Greek mythology.

Description: From fire-stealing Prometheus to scene-stealing Helen of Troy, from Jason and his golden fleece to Oedipus and his mother, this collection of classic tales from Greek mythology demonstrates the inexhaustible vitality of a timeless cultural legacy. Here are Icarus flying too close to the sun, mighty Hercules, Achilles and that darn heel, the Trojans and their wooden horse, brave Perseus and beautiful Andromeda, wandering Odysseus and steadfast Penelope.

Publisher Pantheon Books released this series of fairy tales and folklore, now . Gods and Heroes: Myths and Epics of Ancient Greece by.

Publisher Pantheon Books released this series of fairy tales and folklore, now going out of print. They are an excellent source for volumes of folklore from their respective cultures. A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Gustav Schwab.

At head of title: Gustav Schwab. Translation of: Die schönsten Sagen des klassischen Altertums.

inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. At head of title: Gustav Schwab. Translated from the German text and its Greek sources by Olga Marx and Ernst Morwitz. Introduction by Werner Jaeger.

This book will give one a very good idea and sampling of Greek myths. Useful for getting a "taste" for the kinds of tales mostly known from the ancient Greeks. Yes even Judaism was to some extent slightly to moderately Hellenized, though more so diaspora Judaism than Palestinian).

These stories of heroes and powerful gods and goddesses are set forth . Ah yes - the Greek Myths. GUSTAV SCHWAB (1792–1850) was a German writer, educator, pastor, and publisher.

Introduction by Werner JaegerWith black-and-white illustrations throughoutPart of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library. According to the introduction in this book, this is a book meant for reading, not accuracy Читать весь отзыв.

A book to be grateful fo.Schwab retells the legends of ancient Greece with splendid vigor and charm.

Schwab, Gustav Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library). ISBN 13: 9780375714467. A book to be grateful fo.

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A classic collection of Greek myths, illustrated with Greek vase paintings.

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Silverbrew
This translation of Gustav Schwab's epic anthology is without a doubt one of the best, if not THE best, books on Greek mythology. Not only does the author explain the myths, he brings them back to life and breathes fresh life back into these ancient fables. Moreover, his sources are vast and frequently conflicting in their input due to the equivocal and interpretive nature inherent in the mythology of Ancient Greece; yet, instead of simply collecting these contradicting tales into a single volume, he chose the riskier--yet more extraordinary--path of weaving his own version of these timeless tales. Utilizing his extensive knowledge of Greek mythology and culture, he brings together the countless interpretations and versions of every myth and reconciles them under a single perception. In doing so, he forged an undying legacy for himself as one of the last mythographers to have ever lived.

While it is admittedly true that some of the lesser-known or miscellaneous myths scattered throughout the Greek culture have been either neglected or omitted; however, I believe this was necessary to maintain the fluidity of his work as one myth transitions into another. This book is not simply a collection of myths; it's a chronology of Ancient Greece's more fictitious historical identity. Through this novel approach, Schwab combines historical accuracy with mythical legend and applies a writer's techniques with the heart of a poet. Needless to say, I believe that this novel is an essential and necessary piece of literary art for anyone interested in Ancient Greek history and/or mythology to own.

My only complaint is that by providing his singular interpretation, albeit one conceived from the various mythologies of ancient mythic authors, he is suppressing the fact that Greek mythology was in fact a religion based on local interpretation as compared to the universal doctrines so commonly found in later organized religions. There are hundreds, if not thousands or tens of thousands, of unique versions of each and every myth, depending on which location and time period one chooses to study. The fact of the matter is that there are no and never had been any dogmatism or strict doctrines within the Ancient Greek pagan beliefs. Until Gustav Schwab's epic interpretation (as found in this novel), the majority consensus among ancient Greeks regarding their theistic beliefs was ambiguous and relied primarily on the recognition of the most fundamental qualities of their faith. Outside of that, Ancient Greek paganism was a hazy conglomeration of local cults and deities assumed under a single system of belief.

I might also add that the telling of Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey" within this book are very basic and only fleetingly follows the original translation. In this, too, Schwab wove his own version of events in an artistic and relatively concise manner. That said, if you're seeking accurate, meticulously rendered translations of the original texts, you'll be sorely disappointed in this book. For these two reasons and these two alone, I believe this only deserves a four-star rating. Outside of that, this is an amazing and phenomenal book in every single way and if you have the opportunity to buy and/or read it, don't hesitate to jump on the chance while you still can.
Risky Strong Dromedary
I was, and still am, blown away by this book. The level of detail across the different stories are absolutely phenomenal. Schwab does a remarkable job at telling the stories in a clear and lucid manner which is easy to follow along with, all the while remaining true to the mythology of the classic characters. Schwab makes every step in the story telling interesting and you'll hardly find yourself becoming lost in the narrative. You actually feel as though your right there with the characters witnessing what their going through on their journey(s). From the novice to the veteran reader of ancient Greece, G&H has something for everyone. With well over 700 pages the book also acts as a partial encyclopedia for the gods and heroes of ancient Greece. Virtually every figure in ancient Greece is listed in the back of the book with a brief description of what their mainly known for along with the pages of the book in which they appear.

After reading G&H for only a short amount of time you'll realized how complex many of the classic heroes are. While many of these figures are renowned by their great acts of bravery, heroes such as Heracles are also known for their self-less acts and compassion for their fellow man. G&H is for anyone who is interested in reading an intriguing account of the famous/infamous people and deities of ancient Greece.
zmejka
Excellent ! Just the mythological background I needed to enhance my learning to read the Grand Lenormand Card system.
Bandiri
we are reading this book with our 11 year old grandson, who is very interested in Greek mythology!
Mildorah
A voluminous tome containing all of the classic greek myths. Perfect read for a long beach vacation.
LadyShlak
Useful and entertaining volume for the student of ancient Greece.
Ffyan
Very happy with purchase. Thank You!
When I was a child my father had me read these stories when on vacations. Mr. Schwab's writing is fluent and powerful.
Gods and Heroes: Myths and Epics of Ancient Greece (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library) download epub
Mythology & Folk Tales
Author: Gustav Schwab
ISBN: 0394734025
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Mythology & Folk Tales
Language: English
Publisher: Pantheon; English Language edition (August 12, 1977)
Pages: 768 pages