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Mythos: (Ancient Greek Mythology Book for…

Mythos: (Ancient Greek Mythology Book for Adults, Modern Telling of… (original 2017; edition 2019)

by Stephen Fry (Foreword)

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The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis. Spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry's Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age - in all their rich and deeply human relevance.… (more)
Title:Mythos: (Ancient Greek Mythology Book for Adults, Modern Telling of Classical Greek Myths Book)
Authors:Stephen Fry (Foreword)
Info:Chronicle Books LLC (2019), 352 pages

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Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece by Stephen Fry (Author) (2017)



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I read this as an audiobook read by Stephen Fry himself. I enjoyed it a lot too even if all the various names and characters got lost in the sheer number of them at times. Good to learn some of the original stories as opposed to all the adaptions in popular culture. ( )
  infjsarah | Dec 29, 2019 |
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The many stories of the Greek pantheon, retold by Stephen Fry. As is expected of anything Fry, his knowledge of the topic is astounding and results, at times, in overload, so reading this one in smaller portions is recommended. It is a wonderful retelling with lots of humor and wit. Fry's natural voice is evident throughout and some zingers are delivered with both sting and love; it is evident that Fry's affection for the topic is immense and he manages to transmit that to the reader perfectly. Highly recommended to anyone interested in Greek and Roman mythology - I would not be surprised if this were to become standard textbook at some point. ( )
  -Eva- | Dec 26, 2019 |
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Witty and intelligent and highly readable. Fry spends a good amount of time with the primordial deities, imbuing them with more personality than most authors bother with, and gives some of the less common variations on the more well-known myths. ( )
  amanda4242 | Dec 4, 2019 |
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Stephen Fry does a fantastic job of combining entertainment with information as he retells the canon of Greek myths. In these stories he interjects his trademark humor that make it especially memorable and funny. And even better, he narrates the audiobook - it's a treat! ( )
  jmoncton | Nov 30, 2019 |
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I loved this book! A very readable retelling of the classic Greek myths, with some of Stephen Fry's humor thrown in. I have always liked mythology, Greek mythlogy especially. I was familiar with many of the stories about the main deities, but really enjoyed reading the ones I was not familiar with. ( )
  al.vick | Nov 24, 2019 |
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