The Heroes of the Greeks

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Author  Carl Kerenyi
Publisher  Thames & Hudson
Publication Date   August 1, 1978
ISBN  050027049X
Pages  440

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The heroes of Greek mythology - Achilles, Orpheus, Herakles, Oedipus and others - preoccupied the minds of the ancient Greeks no less than the gods themselves. This study uses original sources, archaeological findings and psychological insight to provide an account of the lives of these mythical figures. The narrative is complemented by illustrations from vase paintings and genealogical tables of celebrated and lesser-known mythicl figures.

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