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The Resource Arcadian nights : the Greek myths reimagined, John Spurling

Arcadian nights : the Greek myths reimagined, John Spurling

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Arcadian nights : the Greek myths reimagined
Title
Arcadian nights
Title remainder
the Greek myths reimagined
Statement of responsibility
John Spurling
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The classical Greek intellectual tradition pervades nearly every aspect of our modern Western civilization. Our logic and science, our philosophy, politics, literature, architecture, and art are all indebted to the ancient inhabitants of the small mountainous Mediterranean country. And the powerful myths of the Greeks, refined by Homer, Hesiod, Herodotus, and the great Greek dramatists, still resonate at the core of our culture. Taking as his starting point many of the famous tourist sites in the Peloponnese, where the stories are set, John Spurling, winner of the 2015 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, freshly imagines key narratives from the Greek canon, including tales of the doomed house of Atreus (notably Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks at Troy, murdered by his wife in his palace bathroom); of the god Apollo; goddess Athene; Theseus, scourge of the Minotaur; the Twelve Labors of Heracles; and Perseus, rescuer of Andromeda
Writing style
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10468692
Cataloging source
DLC
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1936-
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Spurling, John
Dewey number
292.1/3
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL783
LC item number
.S68 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Mythology, Greek
Target audience
adult
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the Greek myths reimagined
Label
Arcadian nights : the Greek myths reimagined, John Spurling
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781468311792
Lccn
2015039890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)936205166
  • (OCoLC)ocn936205166
  • 496431
Label
Arcadian nights : the Greek myths reimagined, John Spurling
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781468311792
Lccn
2015039890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)936205166
  • (OCoLC)ocn936205166
  • 496431

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