Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths  -     By: Philip Freeman
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Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths

Simon & Schuster / 2012 / Paperback

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Mythology is often either told to children through fairy-tale like versions, or ensconced within academic-like tomes. Classical expert Philip Freeman here strikes a balance, re-telling Greek and Roman myths as they were told by the Greeks and Romans-dark and disturbing and completely free of bowdlerization-but simplified in style for the modern-day reader. 348 pages, indexed, softcover.

Please note: graphic depictions of rape, sexuality, and violence.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 368
Vendor: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.44 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1451609981
ISBN-13: 9781451609981
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Publisher's Description

The Greek and Roman myths have never died out; in fact they are as relevant today as ever in their sharp observations about human nature. For thousands of years they have inspired plays, operas, and paintings; today they live on in movies and video games.

Oh My Gods is a contemporary retelling of some of the most popular myths by Philip Freeman, a noted classicist. These tales of errant gods, fantastic creatures, and human heroes are brought to life in fresh and modern versions. Powerful Zeus; his perpetually aggrieved wife, Hera; talented Apollo; beautiful Aphrodite; fierce Athena; the dauntless heroes Theseus and Hercules; and the doomed lovers Orpheus and Eurydice still inspire awe, give us courage, and break our hearts.

From the astonishing tales of the Argonauts to the immortal narrative of the Battle of Troy, these ancient tales have inspired writers from Shakespeare to J. K. Rowling. In Philip Freeman’s vibrant retelling they will doubtless inspire a new generation of readers.

Author Bio

Philip Freeman is Qualley Professor of Classics at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and a former professor of classics at Washington University in St. Louis. He was selected as a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton for January 2012. He earned the first joint Ph.D. in classics and Celtic studies from Harvard University, and has been a visiting scholar at the Harvard Divinity School, the American Academy in Rome, and the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. The author of several previous books including Alexander the Great, St. Patrick of Ireland and Julius Caesar, he lives with his family in Decorah, Iowa. Visit him at PhilipFreemanBooks.com.

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