From Library Journal
Drawing on fond memories of regaling his grandson with "once upon a time" tales from Greek legend, acclaimed classicist Vernant recounts seven of these tales in a gentle, conversational style. Vernant takes a traditional approach as he explores the mythic foundations of the creation of the earth, the birth of the Titans, and the enduring momentum of human heritage. The casually arranged entries include readable accounts of Prometheus, Pandora, Odysseus, Dionysus, Oedipus, and other legendary figures whose narratives reveal a compelling path pertinent to our own civilization. Storytelling at its best, this brief anthology is approachable while remaining true to its sources. A rich treasury for all readers. Richard K. Burns, MSLS, Hatboro, PA
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“Storytelling at its best … A rich treasury for all readers.” (Library Journal)
“An engorssing, stimulating and lively book.” (London Times Literary Supplement)