ARCADIAN NIGHTS: Greek Myths Reimagined


ARCADIAN NIGHTS: Greek Myths Reimagined

JOHN SPURLING    Book Number: 87053    Product format: Hardback

At home with his wife Hilary Spurling the biographer and sitting on the terrace of his house in Arcadia on the coast of the Peloponnese, the award-winning playwright and novelist reimagines the stories of long ago. Agamemnon, Theseus, Herakles, Perseus and the god Apollo, Medusa, Medea, Phaedra, the Minotaur and the goddess Athene. Where details of certain stories have been lost to time, he has infused them with his own and where discrepancy and obscurity cloud the narratives, Spurling has added scene, dialogue and context, while always staying true to the spirit of the original myth. To catch up with our classical education, we can enjoy the Classical Greek traditions pervading nearly every aspect of our modern Western civilisation. Our logic and science, philosophy, politics, literature, architecture and art are all indebted to the ancient inhabitants of this mountainous Mediterranean country. And the powerful myths were refined by Homer, Hesiod, Herodotus and the great Greek dramatists. They tell us about heroism and mortality, human behaviour and motivation and are some of the most gripping and grisly stories made fresh for our time. 319pp, glossary of names.
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