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Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome By E. M. Berens
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Phaedra By Jean Racine
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Phaedra (Greek: Φαίδρα) was a 1962 motion picture directed by Jules Dassin as a vehicle for his partner Melina Mercouri, after her worldwide hit Never on Sunday.The... More > film was the fourth collaboration between Dassin and Mercouri, who took the title role. Greek writer Margarita Lymberaki adapted Euripides' Hippolytus into a melodrama concerning the rich society of ship owners and their families, but still containing some of the tragic elements of the ancient drama. The film is set in Paris and London, and especially on the Greek island of Hydra.Phaedra, second wife of shipping tycoon Thanos (Raf Vallone), falls in love with her husband's son from his first marriage, Alexis (Anthony Perkins). The love is doomed from the very beginning but they are unable to control their feelings.The movie was released in 1962. Excerpt from: Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Four Plays of Aeschylus By Aeschylus
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Aeschylus (/ˈiːskᵻləs/ or... More > /ˈɛskᵻləs/; Greek: Αἰσχύλος Aiskhulos; Ancient Greek: [ai̯s.kʰý.los]; c. 525/524 – c. 456/455 BC) was an ancient Greek tragedian. He is also the first whose plays still survive; the others are Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: critics and scholars' knowledge of the genre begins with his work, and understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays. According to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in theater to allow conflict among them, whereas characters previously had interacted only with the chorus. Excerpt from:< Less
All Was Uproar And Confusion. By Abby Shaffer
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All was Uproar and Confusion is a series of twenty four illustrated poems created through the process of erasure using Samuel Butler’s translation of Homer’s The Iliad. Each poem... More > represents one of the twenty four books in the Greek epic and after multiple edits and rewrites, were illustrated and collected here.< Less
The Arabian Nights By Andrew Lang
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The Arabian Nights" is a magnificent collection of ancient tales told by the sultana Scheherazade, who relates them as entertainment for her jealous and murderous husband, hoping to keep him... More > amused and herself alive. The main frame story concerns a king and his new bride. The king, Shahryar, upon discovering his ex-wife’s infidelity executes her and then declares all women to be unfaithful. He begins to marry a succession of virgins only to execute each one the next morning. Scheherazade agrees to marry him and each night, beginning on the night of their marriage, she tells the king a tale but does not end it so that the king keeps her alive in order to hear the next tale.< Less
The History of Herodotus By Herodotus
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One of the masterpieces of classical literature, The History describes how a small and quarrelsome band of Greek city states united to repel the might of the Persian empire. But while this epic... More > struggle forms the core of his work, Herodotus' natural curiosity frequently gives rise to colorful digressions - a description of the natural wonders of Egypt; an account of European lake-dwellers; and far-fetched accounts of dog-headed men and gold-digging ants. With its kaleidoscopic blend of fact and legend, The History offers a compelling Greek view of the world of the fifth century BC.< Less
The Works of Horace By Horace
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Horace was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus. The rhetorician Quintillian regarded his Odes as almost the only Latin lyrics worth reading, justifying his estimate with the... More > words: "He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words." Horace also crafted elegant hexameter verses (Sermones and Epistles) and scurrilous iambic poetry (Epodes). The hexameters are playful and yet serious works, leading the ancient satirist Persius to comment: "as his friend laughs, Horace slyly puts his finger on his every fault; once let in, he plays about the heartstrings." His poetry became "the common currency of civilization", and he still retains a devoted following. Horatian studies have become so diverse and intensive in recent years that it is probably no longer possible for any one scholar to command the whole range of arguments and issues.< Less
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Maximum Lizard #1 By Yrik-Max Valentonis
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Valentonis & Son Publishing, Maximum Lizard, ASYM, Fuzzy Vision, Troll, Goat, Mushroom Norse, Polish, Lithuanian, French, Naropa, Florida, Conch Republic Mythology, Myth, Legend, Tales,... More > Folklore, Fairytales, Fantasy, Science Fiction, SciFi, Dragons, Monsters, Gothic, Metaphysical, Magic, Magick, Majik, Magik Cartoon, Comics, Comic book, comic strip, cartoonist, underground, illustrator, poet, short story, story, poem, Surrealism, Visual poetry, concrete poetry, VisPo, Metafiction, contemporary, Magical Realism< Less
The Children of Odin By Padraic Colum
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Master storyteller Padraic Colum's rich, musical voice captures all the magic and majesty of the Norse sagas in his retellings of the adventures of the gods and goddesses who lived in the Northern... More > paradise of Asgard before the dawn of history. Here are the matchless tales of All-Father Odin, who crosses the Rainbow Bridge to walk among men in Midgard and sacrifices his right eye to drink from the Well of Wisdom; of Thor, whose mighty hammer defends Asgard; of Loki, whose mischievous cunning leads him to treachery against the gods; of giants, dragons, dwarfs and Valkyries; and of the terrible last battle that destroyed their world. These ancient stories from Northern Europe, which make up one of the great myth cycles of Western civilization, spring to life in The Children of Odin. This classic volume, first published in 1920, is illustrated with the original line drawings by Willy Pogany.< Less

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