Men and Gods Rex WarnerMales and Gods Rex Warner
I still haven't found any illustration. Looks better than Enid Blyton's Greek mythology. Don't fuck with the gods. Some of the things I learned from this book: The Latin (Roman) name for most gods. I' m not sure why all the titles were the romaine version, but they are.
Bacchus is creepy good-natured and things I learned from this book: The Latin (Roman) name for most gods. I' m not sure why all the titles were the romaine version, but they are. They are vengeful and emotive kids who distribute cruelties and benedictions somewhat arbitrarily.
Indeed, many of the gods seem like pussy in contrast. I loved "Orpheus and Eurydice", "Atalantas Race", "Arachne", "Antigone" and of course the best one in the book: "I have also relished the tales of Medea. It is clear and straightforward, the tales are brief and concise.
It was a very simple collapse of some of Greece's myth. Lovely refreshment of the tales, although the typing is not particularly impressing. Besides, if you were enthusiastic about Edward Gorey's artwork - don't forgive it. They're not that great. But I wanted to understand how legend is connected with the contemporary world and the way of thinking of the world.
So I jumped over the tales I knew - Theseus and the Minotaur for example - and concentrated on those that were new to me. I probably finished reading 60% of the volume. Far bigger than their lives, they describe the realm in the form of gods, goblins and hero.
I think this is quite old-fashioned for those of you who are conversant with legend, but for anyone who may have studied a little in high schools and has not dealt with the topic since then, this is a good reader, because some of the tales are rarely narrated and certainly are well-written.
I strongly recommend this if anyone wants to know more about ancient Greece. It is full of ancient Greece myth and story. Since I took a mythological course in my junior year, I was quite acquainted with some of the histories, but there were some that I never have. This is the right one for you if you are interested in such things.
"Mens and Gods " is a very well spelled re-narration of the Grecian legend (albeit with its Latin name - e.g. Venus for Aphrodite). Each legend is its own play and requires no prior experience of the ancient world. Warner' s Prosa is ironic and reserved, with points of brilliant, as lively as the combinations whose creative tales the Greeks designed.
Warner' s only reservation is that he sometimes searches a little for a name and place that is very obscure, but "men and gods" is usually a very well-written re-narration of ancient Greece's legends (albeit with their Latin name - e.g. Venus for Aphrodite). Each legend is its own play and requires no prior experience of the ancient world.
Warner' s Prosa is ironic and reserved, with points of brilliant, as lively as the combinations whose creative tales the Greeks designed. Warner' s only reservation is that he sometimes traces a little the origin of places and places that are very obscure, but usually this is in the beginning and does not go on.
Oh, and the Edward Gorey thing. Can' t see why you should buy a textbook with Grecian myth because it contains Edward Gorey's work. Yes, he has a certain gift - but come on, the legends outdo everything in this volume, even if he has today's hypnoticism.
Unfortunately, the dust jacket doesn't help, because Edward Goreys name is only slightly smaller than the name of the volume - and much larger than that of Rex Warner. Rex Warner's beautiful set of Edward Gorey artwork is something everyone should have in their set.
into an engrossing story. And it also shows that Edward Goreys artwork is truly ageless. This is a beautiful little book with breathtaking Gorey artwork and good, sound re-tellings. Usually by Ovid, as far as I can tell; Rex Warner's Prosa maintains the somewhat rigid, factual and reassuringly intimate sound of metamorphoses.
My recommendation: any mythological enthusiast, amateur or amateur. It is a very enchanting little compilation of myth. It is good for easy read, it emphasizes the tests of almost all Grecian semi-gods. It' s a somewhat outdated way of writing (the legends are narrated in the shape of a lavishly described story), but it is enchanting and much better than the normal non-fictional blah-blah.
Though I am sometimes a little bit puzzled because the tales of the tales suddenly leap from one sequence to another, I really enjoy the mythological and story collections in Greece. I was also very pleased to read it with its Roman words for the gods. I have learnt some things in this notebook and remembered others.
Wish there were more illustration. It' Edward Gorey. I was rated as a kid. It is a great intro to ancient mythology for children who have crossed the picture-book theater. I haven't been reading Grecian myth since junior high. It was a beautiful interpretation of some of the most popular tales.
Goreys artwork is great, I would have greeted more of them. It's so nice, I wish there was a painting! In short, it was a great opportunity to be introduced to the gods again. Gorey illustration was the why I purchased this work, the Warner interpretation is the why I used it.
Literary textbook at elementary schools that we never read in the classroom.