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by Philip Freeman

  • ISBN: 1451609973
  • Category: History
  • Author: Philip Freeman
  • Subcategory: Ancient Civilizations
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Second Impression edition (January 3, 2012)
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • FB2 size: 1876 kb
  • EPUB size: 1325 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 328
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Oh My From acclaimed writer and scholar Philip Freeman, a contemporary retelling of classic Greek and Roman mythology

Oh My From acclaimed writer and scholar Philip Freeman, a contemporary retelling of classic Greek and Roman mythology. 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.

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

Oh My Gods is a contemporary retelling of some of the most popular myths by Philip Freeman, a noted classicist.

Oh My Gods is a contemporary retelling of some of the most popular myths by Philip Freeman, a noted classicist.

Classics professor Freeman (Alexander the Great, 2010) fell in love with ancient Greek and Roman myths as a. .Philip Freeman must be thanked for his contribution to the process of keeping the Classics alive in the modern world.

Classics professor Freeman (Alexander the Great, 2010) fell in love with ancient Greek and Roman myths as a child and as a teacher has witnessed their undiminished power. He now presents uniquely uncensored and nonacademic retellings for adults of these indelible tales of rampaging lust, hubris, and fate. Oh My Gods" is another contribution to the enlivening of antiquity and like his other works this collection is a thoughtful and essentially well-written work.

From acclaimed writer and scholar Philip Freeman, a contemporary retelling of classic Greek and Roman mythology.

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Oh my gods : a modern retelling of Greek and Roman myths, Philip Freeman. We have no written myths from Mycenaean times, though the Greeks of the period did make use of a syllabic writing system borrowed from the Minoans. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Mycenaean clay tablets are rare as they survived only by accident in the hardening fires of burned palaces, but the limited information they contain is intriguing. They preserve the names of gods well known from later Greek mythology, such as Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Artemis, Ares, Hermes, and Dionysus.

A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths

A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths. Alexander the Great, 2011, et. writes, I simply want to retell the great myths of Greece and Rome for modern readers while remaining as faithful as possible to the original sources. In scope, style and organization, the work is encyclopedic, whether profiling the gods or condensing epics ( Argonauts, Odysseus ) into separate chapters. The structure disrupts any possibility of flow and results in occasional repetition.

Like other retellings and reinterpretations, books that use Greek myths as.

Like other retellings and reinterpretations, books that use Greek myths as their inspiration take an old and familiar story and update to be something new, excited, and never before seen. Nowadays, you can't mention Greek mythology retellings without bringing up Rick Riordan's bestselling children's series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

A good retelling of traditional Greek and Roman myths. Even though the book is textbook-like and written by a professor, most of the stories flow as well as any fiction work. The title is a little misleading; I thought the tales would be contemporary adaptations. Overall, nice, clear, and interesting non-fiction writing recommended for anyone who loves classical mythology. LibStaff2, February 23, 2013.

From acclaimed writer and scholar Philip Freeman, a contemporary retelling of classic Greek and Roman mythology. The myths of Greece and Rome have never died out; in fact they are as popular today as ever. For thousands of years, these myths have been the basis for plays, operas, paintings, and movies. Freeman’s version of the myths will appeal to the many people who are unsure about some mythological references, and to everyone who enjoys reading stories about errant gods, fantastic creatures, and human heroes. Whether it is Zeus’s wandering eye, Theseus’s battle with the half-human, half-bull Minotaur, or the tribulations of lovers, such as Pyramus and Thisbe or Hero and Leander, these tales never fail to entertain. They are by turns sublimely beautiful and deeply disturbing; they provide valuable insights into the Greek and Roman imagination. They speak to fundamental aspects of human nature—our hopes, fears, desires—that have not changed. Freeman’s version is contemporary and accessible. It reflects no school of critical interpretation, just a wish to share these stories in a version that is faithful to the originals. (Sometimes variations in the myths have been combined; sometimes one version has been chosen in preference to the others.)
Reviews about Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths (7):
Jonariara
I am traveling to Greece and I wanted to expand my knowledge of Greek mythology. I had a class in high school and remembered some of the stories but there are many in this book I was unfamiliar with. The book is easy to read and, for me, has just the right amount of information. It's straight forward...no commentary or analysis. Read and enjoy. Just what I was looking for.
Huston
Not very well written, repetitive, wordy.

Definitely not recommended for children as almost all god/goddess and god/human encounters involve rape.
Inerrace
I found this book to be quite difficult to read. I had a hard time keeping up with the several genealogies of the deities' families Trying to keep up with who was who and how they fit into they overall scheme of things was difficult. However the book was interesting and I learned a few new things, e.g., the Romeo and Juliet story had its basis in Greek Mythology.
Yananoc
I couldn't be more pleased with this splendid refresher on the Greek and Roman myths. This is broken down into sections on each of the Gods and Goddesses, as well as sections on heroes like Theseus and Perseus and on Lovers like Orpheus and Eurydice.

Then the book covers the major stories: Hercules, Oedipus, Argonauts, Troy, Mycenae, Odysseus, Aeneas and the myths surrounding Rome from Romulus and Remus to Lucretia.

I wanted more than an encyclopedic guide to these myths, a book like this one with lively and entertaining stories, retellings of the myths in much shorter refreshers. I realize I'll never have time enough to go back and read them all again (and a few for the first time). So this is perfect.

Top rated recommendation.
Thordigda
a history book that is actually readable
Tinavio
This book was not really what I thought it would be, but I still loved it. I thought it would be a 'modern re-telling' something similar to Gods Behaving Badly.... but it is really more of an encyclopedia of Greek Gods, giving a straightforward and didactic account of their lives/deeds. Well written and super informative.
Modifyn
perfect
This book is an excellent introduction to all the Greek gods, goddesses, nymphs and everyone else in between. As someone who never studied them in school, I was delighted when this book came out. It's witty, easy to follow and fun to read. Great job!

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