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Tales of Troy and Greece

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  160 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Best remembered for his collections of folk and fairy tales, Andrew Lang was also highly regarded as a Homeric scholar. In this thrilling book, superbly illustrated by H. J. Ford, Lang draws masterfully upon his classical training to bring to life some of the central stories of Greek mythology. Readers will follow the exciting adventures of Ulysses from his boyhood through ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 5th 2006 by Dover Publications (first published November 30th 1906)
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Andrei Tamaş
Jul 20, 2015 Andrei Tamaş rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Varianta moderna, in proza, a Iliadei lui Homer. In schimb, Andrew Lang il pune in centrul actiunii sale nu pe legendarul Ahile, ci pe Ulise din Itaca.
Ahmed El-dressi
Dec 31, 2015 Ahmed El-dressi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
هذا الكتاب كانت قراءته تحدي بحد ذاته استغرق مني شهرين تقريبا .. كتاب دسم وممتع استمتعت بجو الاساطير وأحسب انني استفدت من لغة الكتاب الانجليزية.
Elisabeth Wheatley
This book should probably be 3 stars, but I feel like giving 4. *Shrugs* Is that strange? Anyway...

Tales of Troy and Greece starts with the boyhood of Odysseus (Ulysses in this version) and sums up the siege of Troy as well as the story of the Odyssey. It then moves on to the tale of Jason, then Theseus, and from there to Perseus. Mr. Lang omitted a good number of details (i.e. the part about Theseus murdering the mother of his son, the part about Agamemnon sacrificing his daughter, etc.) to mak
Mar 09, 2009 Ciera rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Most myths of Greece are interesting. Most hold my attention and I love them very much. This book is unlike any other. I hated it. There is way too much graphic detail and gory descriptions of war. To top it off, Andrew Lang wrote in old English with words like "spake, thee, pray tell" and more horrific words to see in long, winding paragraphs. Though the story of Odysseus (known as Ulysseus) and Jason, Perseus and Theseus are all told, they are written in a manner in which someone can doze off ...more
Great read for the target audience. It's a retold by Andrew Lang so adult readers can give it a try too. We read his other books anyway. ...more
Apr 20, 2013 Carmen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un libro muy recomendable, sobre todo para aquéllos a quienes nos gusta la mitología. Originalmente, Andrew Lang recopiló estas historias, extraídas sobre todo de la Iliada y la Odisea, pensando en un público infantil. Desgraciadamente, creo que en la actualidad los niños y adolescentes no poseen un nivel de vocabulario a la altura de lo requerido, por lo que será conveniente que los padres echen una mano. Creo que les valdrá la pena el esfuerzo. Los cuentos han sido desprovistos en buena medida ...more
Jan 14, 2016 Sylvia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nice read of several classical and mythical stories, like Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, the story of Theseus and the adventures of Perseus.
Andrew Lang has gathered all known stories about Troyan War from different sources, so the reader get good info about items which aren't mentioned in Homer's epic tale.
The language is a bit oldfashioned and might annoy the reader at some moments, that's why I give three stars.
Marit Thostenson
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The classic tales retold come from the Iliad, the Odyssey, and also include the stories of Jason, Theseus and Perseus. If you've familiar with the Iliad you'll notice that much of the action which Homer attributes to the gods, and indeed the start of the Trojan war, is given an alternative explanation, but it's done well.

This little book isn't a fast read, because of the old writing style, but as usual Lang uses words in a poetic fashion, using them well to create a sense of timelessness with th
Feb 17, 2014 Ursula rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Did this as a listen on Audible. Great way to enjoy it!
Jul 03, 2013 Kashila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Le he puesto 4/5 ahora porque tengo que poner nota, y al fin y al cabo me ha gustado, pero en la reseña no llevará nota seguramente
Dec 08, 2010 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eleanor is enjoying this, but would probably enjoy it more next year. Peter finds it difficult to follow. I would recommend it for Kylie if you ever do a history of the Greeks.
If you enjoy the Greek and Roman gods then this is a story that you will enjoy. Sorry but I am not interested in mythology. This was a free book in the kindle store.
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Greek mythology in easily digestible form. But Edith Hamilton's Mythology is way better!
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Andrew Gabriel Lang was a prolific Scots man of letters. He was a poet, novelist, and literary critic, and a contributor to anthropology. He now is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales.

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