The Golden Age of Myth & Legend

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Wordsworth Editions, 1993 - 495 Seiten
For over a hundred years Thomas Bulfinch's masterpiece on ancient myth and legend has been consulted by scholars and lay readers alike. The timeless stories of the gods and goddesses of Greece, Rome and Northern mythology are brought to life, and throughout the book Bulfinch shows, by extensive and resonant quotation, how these images have enormously enriched the development of English literature, from Byron to Shakespeare, from Keats and Milton to Wordsworth and Tennyson.In addition, there is a chapter on Eastern religion and myth, together with maps of the ancient world, a list of proverbial expressions, a 24-page glossary and index, and an index to the poetical quotations.
 

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Prometheus and Pandora II
11
Apollo and Daphne Pyramus and Thisbe Cephalus
18
juno and her Rivals Io and Callisto Diana
26
Phaeton
35
Midas Baucis and Philemon
42
Proserpine Glaucus and Scylla
48
Pygmalion Dryope Venus and Adonis Apollo
57
Ceyx and Halcyone or the Halcyon Birds
63
Achelous and Hercules Admetus and Alcestis
162
Orpheus and Eurydice Aristaeus Amphion Linus
169
Arion Ibycus Simonides Sappho
178
Endymion Orion Aurora and Tithonus Acis
186
The Trojan War
193
The Fall of Troy Return of the Greeks Orestes
207
The Lotus Eaters The Cyclops
214
3o The Phaeacians Fate of the Suitors
223

IO Vertumnus and Pomona
69
I2 Cadmus The Myrmidons
83
I3 Nisus and Scylla Echo and Narcissus Clytie
89
I4 Minerva and Arachne Niobe
97
I5 The Graeae or GreyMaids Perseus Medusa Atlas
104
Giants The Sphinx Pegasus
110
The Golden Fleece Medea and Aeson
117
I9 Hercules Hebe and Ganymede
130
2O Theseus Daedalus Castor and Pollux
138
The Rural Deities Erisichthon Rhoecus The Water
152
The Infernal Regions Elysium The Sibyl
239
Opening the Gates of janus Camilla Evander
248
Pythagoras Egyptian Deities Oracles
258
Origin of Mythology Statues of Gods and Goddesses
268
The Phoenix The Basilisk
282
Zoroaster Hindu Mythology
289
Northern Mythology
298
The Druids Iona
332
Index and Glossary
339
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