Greco-Roman Myth & Legend Fantasy eBooks
The Iliad and the Metamorphoses are among the classic Greek myths that have a lasting impact on modern culture. A reader's love of classical literature is no longer limited to classical texts. Greco-Roman Myth & Legend Fantasy eBooks give you a taste of the era's most famous stories. With stories like these, you can immerse yourself in the Greek and Roman worlds and find a new appreciation for the great classics.
'The Iliad' is a classic Greek epic poem about the conquest of Troy by the Greeks and the battle for the chastity of Helen, the daughter of Zeus, and the most beautiful woman on Earth. Its intricate plot is tugged by the complexities of the characters' psyches and divine intervention. Homer's Iliad is as exciting as it is sad, making it a welcome invitation to immerse ourselves in an ancient past.
Whether you love Greek mythology or modern-day fantasy novels, Homer's work is as fascinating and valuable as any modern fiction. His epic poems are both beautiful and fast-paced, and he is arguably the greatest poet of all time. Its mythical characters represent some of the most emblematic figures in world literature. If you love Greek mythology, you'll find a lot of fantasy eBooks featuring Homer's work.
The Iliad tells of a decade-long war between the Greeks and the Trojans. The story centers on the exploits of soldiers and kings during the Trojan War. It is a classic tale of triumph and defeat, but it also explores the tragedy of war. For lovers of Greek mythology, Homer's Iliad is an absolute must-read.
'The Odyssey' continues where The Iliad leaves off. As a result, Odysseus becomes one of the heroes of the victorious army. Along the way, he must endure twenty years in captivity, the curse of Poseidon, and the trials of cyclops and the creatures Scylla and Charybdis. Ultimately, he returns home, but will his journey have been worth it?
Ovid's epic poem
Metamorphoses is one of the most influential books in Western literature, incorporating many Greek and Roman myths. This book chronicles the creation of the world and the early history of the people who lived there. It is a classic piece of literature that has been retold through the ages. The Xist Classics edition of Metamorphoses is a highly professional e-book formatted with glossary, discussion questions, and a book club leadership guide.
The etiological structure of Ovid's epic poem enables him to create an entertaining story while explaining how things came to be. In many ways, he follows his own story by looking at the lives of other characters in the myths, and this makes it the perfect fantasy eBook for readers who enjoy reading myths. There is a rich mythology available in Greco-Roman myth and legend, and etiological fiction is no exception.
One of the most popular stories in Greco-Roman mythology is the story of the birth of the god Bacchus. King Laomedon, with the help of the gods Jupiter, helped his brother, Phocus, to build the city of Troy. Peleus' brother Phocus was killed, and he is haunted by the wolf. When Ceyx and Alcyone are killed by a storm, they are turned into birds.
Ovid's work was widely acclaimed during the Roman period. After Ovid's death, his work continued to be popular throughout the Middle Ages, when many Roman texts were copied and distributed. The popularity of his works has kept Greek mythology alive for readers. It is also a classic for fantasy readers. And as we all know, myths are best when they are infused with a touch of fantasy.
This stunning collection of stories and verse features a series of dazzling transformations, beginning with the creation of the world. The tales are linked by the theme of transformation, which is often the result of lust or love. Many of these tales are familiar, as they have inspired authors and artists from Chaucer to Shakespeare. This new translation by David Raeburn captures the spirit and fervor of the original while retaining the poetic style of the original.
Ovid's poetry is one of the best known works of Greek mythology, and his work is full of amazing illustrations that will transport you to the ancient world. While retelling the central events of Greek mythology, Ovid manages to stray from the usual order of things, elevating human passions and transforming them into beautiful creatures. The poems begin with a ritual "invocation of the muse" and make use of traditional epithets and circumlocutions.
The myth of the Trojan War is a popular one, and Ovid's Metamorphoses, Book V, tells of the story of the Trojan War. This story continues with the journey of Aeneas, a hero who is a survivor from Troy and an important figure in the foundation myth of Rome. In addition to Ovid's epic poem, the tale of Aeneas can also be found in Virgil's Roman History and Livy's History of Rome.
The Greek Drama Anthology is another favorite of this genre. It contains sixteen timeless plays and a series of introductory chapters to each play. Annotations are located at the bottom of each page. Throughout this epic, you will find a wide range of mythical characters and stories from Greek mythology. In the first three books, the main characters are Achilles, Aeson, Pelias, and Scylla.
Ovid's Metamorphoses is one of the classical poets' best known works. A series of fifteen books, each with an intricate theme, it chronicles the evolution of mankind through different ages. Ovid's work includes several Greek myths, as well as four versions of the Ages of Man. This ancient text captures the speed and grace of the original while providing a new perspective on classical mythology.
The Greek Myths is a treasure trove of stories, with a variety of themes that span over thousands of years. The text includes a comprehensive index of names and full commentary. It's a masterful work of literature, a treasure trove of extraordinary tales. Whether you want to read a myth for fun, to study philosophy, or for the ultimate fantasy experience, The Greek Myths will delight and enlighten you.
Metamorphoses is one of the few Ancient Roman novels that has survived the centuries. Its protagonist is Lucius, a young man from ancient Algeria, the birthplace of Apuleius. He is an avid reader and a curious nature. When he tries to transform into a bird, Lucius accidentally turns into an ass. He then meets the goddess Isis and receives salvation.
Renault's novels of Ancient Greece
Margaret Renault's novels of Ancient Greece are widely considered among the finest works of historical fiction in the twentieth century. Often cast as the first-person narratives of historical or mythical figures, these books capture the imagination and raise many questions. Margaret Renault's work has been compared to works such as Robert Graves' I, Claudius and Marguerite Yourcenar's Memoirs of Hadrian.
While reading The Charioteer, I was struck by the way the novel uses the ancient Greek plays. Women in ancient Greece were not allowed to engage in public life, and any decent woman would remain in her home until she married and moved in with her husband after he died. The Greeks had no word for homosexuality, but their roles were more defined as aserastes and anderomenos. Renault's novels of Ancient Greece delve deeply into this history, but don't be fooled by the political correctness of her writing.
The Mask of Apollo is the fourth novel of Mary Renault's Ancient Greek series. This one is quite different from her other books, as it's told from the perspective of an actor, Nikeratos. As an actor, he is able to portray the life of an ancient Hellenic man from his own perspective. The novel also deals with the theatre, with a focus on the theatre and its role in the lives of the ancient Greeks.
Mary Renault was a fan of Greeks and studied English at St. Hugh's College in Oxford. After earning her degree, she decided against teaching and chose to become a nurse instead. Her first three novels were written during the World War II years, and her life partner was Julie Mullard, with whom she had a long and fulfilling relationship. Mary Renault and Julie Mullard came off as unpretentious people, suspicious of self-dramatizing fuss.