Myths of Greece and Rome   -     By: Thomas Bulfinch, Bryan Holme, Joseph Campbell
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Myths of Greece and Rome

Penguin Putnam Inc. / 1981 / Paperback

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The timeless stories of the gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome come to life beautifully in this lavishly illustrated edition of Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable, compiled by Bryan Holme. The profound effect these tales have had on the great artists of the Western world can be seen in paintings and sculpture by masters from Praxiteles to Bernini, from Rubens to Picasso.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 308
Vendor: Penguin Putnam Inc.
Publication Date: 1981
Dimensions: 9.47 X 7.49 X 0.88 (inches)
ISBN: 0140056432
ISBN-13: 9780140056433
UPC: 051488028000
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Author Bio

Joseph Campbell was interested in mythology since his childhood in New York, when he read books about American Indians, frequently visited the American Museum of Natural History, and was fascinated by the museum's collection of totem poles. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Columbia in 1925 and 1927 and went on to study medieval French and Sanskrit at the universities of Paris and Munich. After a period in California, where he encountered John Steinbeck and the biologist Ed Ricketts, he taught at the Canterbury School, then, in 1934, joined the literature department at Sarah Lawrence College, a post he retained for many years. During the 1940s and '50s, he helped Swami Nikhilananda to translate the Upanishads and The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. The many books by Professor Campbell include The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Myths to Live By, The Flight of the Wild Gander, and The Mythic Image. He edited The Portable Arabian Nights, The Portable Jung, and other works. He died in 1987.

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