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by Thomas Bulfinch

  • ISBN: 1556708254
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Thomas Bulfinch
  • Subcategory: Mythology & Folk Tales
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; First Edition edition (September 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 208 pages
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  • Rating: 4.8
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Bulfinch's classic retellings of Greek and Roman myths are complemented by one hundred full-color reproductions of paintings by such master artists as Michaelangelo. Since it was first published in 1855, Thomas Bulfinch's masterly collection of the myths and legends of Greece and Rome has proved so popular that even today it makes essential reading for any newcomer to mythology. Now, for the first time, Bulfinch's stories are published with the full-color honors they deserve.

Bulfinch's Mythology: The Illustrated Age of Fable- The Classic Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths .

Bulfinch's Mythology: The Illustrated Age of Fable- The Classic Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths Accompanied by the World's Greatest Paintings.

Bulfinch's Mythology: The Illustrated Age of Fable- The Classic Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths Accompanied by. .4. The illustrated version also has an index of the poets Bulfinch quotes, which is quite extensive

Bulfinch's Mythology: The Illustrated Age of Fable- The Classic Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths Accompanied by the World's Greatest Paintings. The Story Book of Science (Yesterday's Classics). The illustrated version also has an index of the poets Bulfinch quotes, which is quite extensive.

Bulfinch's Mythology is a collection of general audience works by.The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes, p. vii. Biblo & Tannen Publishers.

Bulfinch's Mythology is a collection of general audience works by American Latinist and banker Thomas Bulfinch, named after him and published after his death in 1867. The work was a highly successful popularization of Greek mythology for English-speaking readers. The book is a prose recounting of myths and stories from three eras: Greek and Roman mythology, King Arthur legends and medieval romances.

Thomas Bulfinch was born in 1796, one of three sons of the great .

Thomas Bulfinch was born in 1796, one of three sons of the great Unitarian architect. But unlike his two successful brothers, Thomas only failed in several businesses. To this day, Bulfinch supersedes in quality and readership much of the scholastic materials written by academicians. This three-volume collection presents Bulfinch's studies first published in one combined volume in 1881: The Age of Fable presents the Greek and Roman myths of the classical period. The Age of Chivalry is a retelling of the legends of King Arthur, Robin Hood, and sundry British/Celtic folk tales.

Though Bulfinch's has been heralded for more than a century, it has never . Thomas Bulfinch was a respected scholar who lived from 1796-1867.

Evocative four-color illustrations, many full-page, bring to life key events and characters of these universal tales and sagas - from the Greek and Roman pantheon of gods to the heroes of the Crusades, from the exploits of Robin Hood to the feats of Richard the Lionheart. The first is a synopsis of various greek and roman myths as one may need to understand certain renaissance and forward references. The second is a statement.

We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience. At the end of his Author's Preface for "Bulfinch's Greek and Roman Mythology: The Age of Fable," Thomas Bulfinch (1796-1867) quotes from Coleridge's "The Piccolomini" to represent the connection between mythology and literature.

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Bulfinch's classic retellings of Greek and Roman myths are complemented by one hundred full-color reproductions of paintings by such master artists as Michaelangelo, Botticelli, Titian, and Rubens, as well as detailed explanations of the artworks presented in connection to the tales.
Reviews about Bulfinch's Mythology: The Illustrated Age of Fable- The Classic Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths Accompanied by the World's Greatest Paintings (7):
Dondallon
As an appreciator of art, especially from the Renaissance through NeoClassicism, I have spent countless hours in art museums around the world admiring paintings and sculptures. Many paintings drew from mythology for subject matter and I always wanted to know more about the stories behind the depictions. This book is giving me the background I have wanted for years. That it also presents many many beautiful art pieces depicting the stories, some of which I have seen in person, adds another dimension. I love it. If you can find a copy, buy it.
Iell
Thank you!
Velellan
This is a beautiful book. Worth the price if only for the paintings. I haven't read any of the book yet. I have Bulfinch in another volume with out illustrations. I will certainly enjoy the art work in this one.
Risinal
Not appropriate for small children; at least I don't care for my 10 year old and 6 year old to see naked art. Sorry, just didn't realize before I bought it.
I love Mercedes
This is a gorgeous book. While the mythology always carries its own weight the value of this book is magnified by the wonderful artwork and illustrations
Ventelone
I bought a hardback Bullfinch's mythology in high school, which was much thicker than the illustrated copy I received. I thought the illustrated copy would be just as much written information, but Thomas Bullfinch is such a great writer, and the paintings in the book are such classics that I am pleased with this version as well. Bullfinch's version of mythology has been published for many decades, so each edition is likely to be different from the previous one.
Ttexav
Yucky book. The reproduction paintings are beautiful but in the forward it clearly states this was written around the turn of the last century to make people familiar with the myths so they could circulate in polite society. So these are not a re-telling, this is ABOUT the myths........a terrible way to introduce them to students. Better to read some Rick Riordan!! Also there is no distinction made between Greek and Roman myths....considered a faux pas in this household. For the younger grades get D'Auliers, for older, Edith Hamilton. Two stars for the pretty pictures.....zero for text.
"The intelligible forms of ancient poets,
The fair humanities of old religion,
The Power, the Beauty, and the Majesty
That had their haunts in dale or piny mountain,
Or forest, by slow stream, or pebbly spring,
Or chasms and watery depths; all these have vanished;
They live no longer in the faith of reason;
But still the heart doth need a language; still
Doth the old instinct bring back the old names;
Spirits or gods that used to share this earth
With man as with their friend; and at this day
'Tis Jupiter who brings whate'er is great,
And Venus who brings every thing that's fair."

At the end of his Author's Preface for "Bulfinch's Greek and Roman Mythology: The Age of Fable," Thomas Bulfinch (1796-1867) quotes from Coleridge's "The Piccolomini" to represent the connection between mythology and literature. An accountant at the Boston Merchants' Bank, Bulfinch had been educated at Harvard and was a teacher early in his career. Seeing a need for something more than a formal translation of the myths and legends of antiquity, Bulfinch decided to popularize classical literature for all of us who did not know how to read Ancient Greek and Latin. Throughout his business career he collected hundreds of myths and legends, not only of the pagan era of Greek and Roman gods, but also Oriental deities, and Norse sagas. "The Age of Fable" was first published in 1855, and created the identification of the name of Bulfinch with that of mythology for the general population. For the last half of the 19th-century and the first part of the 20th, the volume was as much an American classic as "The Last of the Mohicans," "Uncle Tom's Cabin," "Uncle Remus," "Tom Sawyer," and "Huckleberry Finn."

When Bulfinch told these ancient tales the archeological study of Greece had not really begun (Troy was still considered a mythical location) and historians had yet to formulate any acceptable explanations for how these myths originated. Bulfinch was interested in telling these stories simply and for their own sakes, without being caught up in the Dead Language issues of the poems he excerpts (except to the extent that he uses the Latin versions of the names of the gods and goddesses rather than the Greek). Nor was he interested in drawing moral lessons from these stories, because Bulfinch's goal was to make the classical references found in the educated poets of his day accessible to the common folk.

The opening chapters deal mostly with the gods and goddesses, starting with the tales of Prometheus and Pandora, and ending with the "Monsters" such as the Sphinx and Pegasus. The next section is devoted to the great heroes, from Jason and Atalanta, to Hercules and Theseus, and then the lesser heroes such as Orpheus and orion. We then get to the epic poems of antiquity with chapters on the Trojan war, the adventures of Ulysses, and the adventures of Aeneas. The final section of "The Age of Fable" covers a lot of ground, including Egyptian deities, the Oracles, Poets of Mythology, Eastern Mythology, Hindu Mythology, and Norse Mythology, including Beowulf. I was weaned on Edith Hamilton's "Mythology," but I still appreciate Bulfinch's approach in telling pretty much the same stories in a more straightforward manner. More importantly, these stories have really become literature in their own right, and can be read for that enjoyment rather than for scholarly knowledge. This edition has the additional virtue of being illustrated by some of the world's greatest paintings, which is perfect because mythology has been the subject of so many great works of art from "The Birth of Venus" on down the list.

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