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Like many people, I have been a big fan of Greek myths since I first learned them in the 6th grade. The way they seek to explain the world and the people who live there are fascinating, if a bit confusing at times. Fry does a tremendous job of making the myths fun, clear, and as interesting as the originals probably were to the Greeks. I learned quite a bit about the relationships between the gods and their people that I had somehow missed before. His energetic prose brings the stories alive again for a modern audience.
Here are the thrills, grandeur, and unabashed fun of the Greek myths, stylishly retold by Stephen Fry. The legendary writer, actor, and comedian breathes life into ancient tales, from Pandora’s box to Prometheus’s fire, and transforms the adventures of Zeus and the Olympians into emotionally resonant and deeply funny stories, without losing any of their original wonder. Classical artwork inspired by the myths and learned notes from the author offer rich cultural context.
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