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Classical Tales of Mythology - Heroes Gods and Monsters of Ancient Rome and Greece - cover

Classical Tales of Mythology - Heroes Gods and Monsters of Ancient Rome and Greece

Thomas Bulfinch, Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

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Meet legendary heroes, powerful goddesses and vengeful monsters in this beautiful hardback collection of more than 20 epic tales from Greek and Roman mythology, featuring lavish full-color illustrations throughout.The myths and legends of the ancient world are vividly told here by master storytellers of the 19th century, Thomas Bulfinch and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Discover how Theseus defeated the minotaur, why the witch Circe turned men into swine and the story of Pandora and Epimetheus. This treasury captures the beauty and magnificence of these timeless myths, illustrated with enchanting full-color Pre-Raphaelite and art nouveau paintings by Walter Crane and John William Waterhouse, among others.Stories include:• Echo and Narcissus• Juno and her rivals• Pygmalion• Cupid and Psyche• The Gorgon's Head• Cadmus and the Dragon's Teeth• The Pomegranate Seeds

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