Arcadian Days

Arcadian Days Gods, Women and Men from Greek Myth

Short stories

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Publisher's Synopsis

The Greek myths, refined by the great poets and playwrights of Ancient Greece, distil the essence of human life: its brief span, its pride, courage and insecurity, its anxious relationship with the natural world - earth, sea and sky, represented by powerful gods and monsters.

Taking inspiration from the incomparably beautiful and intense poetry of Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, Spurling - a lifelong classicist and an award-winning playwright and historical novelist - spins five more myths for contemporary readers. These captivating tales centre on male-female pairs - Prometheus and Pandora, Jason and the sorceress Medea, Oedipus and his daughter Antigone, Achilles and his mother Thetis, Odysseus and Penelope - that destroyed dynasties, raised and felled heroes, and sealed the fates of men.

Book information

ISBN: 9780715654569
Publisher: Duckworth Books
Imprint: Duckworth
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 304g
Height: 129mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 35mm