4.0 out of 5 starslearned a lot about the greek myths that gets referenced in various movies and sayings like the Midas touch I have heard over the years
27 December 2017
I downloaded the audible version with the book. learned a lot about the greek myths that gets referenced in various movies and sayings like the Midas touch I have heard over the years. Stephen fry has a fantastic voice over style that can make what could be dry narrative very entertaining
I'd hoped for an everyday dissemination of Greek mythology, and a basic understanding of why certain gods are synonymous with traits or actions. While cleverly, and amusingly, written, it is nevertheless not much more than a very long list of names, along with some witty social commentary on the part of Mr Fry.
Imaginative retelling of Classical Greek myths by Steven Frey make the stories accessing and memorable. Thoughtful footnotes illuminate the story and references to historians and literary greats, such as Ovid, Shakespeare and Byron, make the book a treasure trove for the interested amateur.
A fun and funny light hearted retelling of the greek myths from start to end. I thoroughly enjoyed dipping into this book and reading both the stories I know and those less well known to me. It filled in the gaps of my classical education and made sense of the Greek pantheon.