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The Resource The book of Greek & Roman folktales, legends, & myths, edited, translated, and introduced by William Hansen ; with illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes

The book of Greek & Roman folktales, legends, & myths, edited, translated, and introduced by William Hansen ; with illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes

Label
The book of Greek & Roman folktales, legends, & myths
Title
The book of Greek & Roman folktales, legends, & myths
Statement of responsibility
edited, translated, and introduced by William Hansen ; with illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes
Title variation
Greek and Roman folktales, legends, and myths
Contributor
Editor
Illustrator
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
The first anthology ever to present the entire range of ancient Greek and Roman stories--from myths and fairy tales to jokes. Captured centaurs and satyrs, talking animals, people who suddenly change sex, men who give birth, the temporarily insane and the permanently thick-witted, delicate sensualists, incompetent seers, a woman who remembers too much, a man who cannot laugh--these are just some of the colorful characters who feature in the unforgettable stories that ancient Greeks and Romans told in their daily lives. Together they created an incredibly rich body of popular oral stories that include, but range well beyond, mythology--from heroic legends, fairy tales, and fables to ghost stories, urban legends, and jokes. This unique anthology presents the largest collection of these tales ever assembled. Featuring nearly four hundred stories in authoritative and highly readable translations, this is the first book to offer a representative selection of the entire range of traditional classical storytelling. Set mostly in the world of humans, not gods, these stories focus on figures such as lovers, tricksters, philosophers, merchants, rulers, athletes, artists, and soldiers. The narratives range from the well-known--for example, Cupid and Psyche, Diogenes and his lantern, and the tortoise and the hare--to lesser-known tales that deserve wider attention. Entertaining and fascinating, they offer a unique window into the fantasies, anxieties, humor, and passions of the people who told them. Complete with beautiful illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes, a comprehensive introduction, notes, and more, this one-of-a-kind anthology will delight general readers as well as students of classics, fairy tales, and folklore
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
398.20938
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL312
LC item number
.B66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hansen, William F.
  • Fawkes, Glynnis
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Mythology, Roman
Label
The book of Greek & Roman folktales, legends, & myths, edited, translated, and introduced by William Hansen ; with illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223114722151
  • 31223114722144
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxviii, 549 pages
Isbn
9780691170152
Lccn
2016019001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026929745
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956263772
Label
The book of Greek & Roman folktales, legends, & myths, edited, translated, and introduced by William Hansen ; with illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223114722151
  • 31223114722144
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxviii, 549 pages
Isbn
9780691170152
Lccn
2016019001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026929745
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956263772

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