Myths of Greece and Rome

ISBN-10: 0140056432
ISBN-13: 9780140056433
Edition: 1981
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Description: The timeless stories of the gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome come to life beautifully in this lavishly illustrated edition of Thomas Bullfinch's The Age of Fable, compiled by Bryan Holme. The profound effect these tales have had on the great  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1981
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/29/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 7.54" wide x 9.50" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

The timeless stories of the gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome come to life beautifully in this lavishly illustrated edition of Thomas Bullfinch's The Age of Fable, compiled by Bryan Holme. The profound effect these tales have had on the great artists of the western world can be seen in paintings and sculpture by masters from Praxiteles to Bernini, from Rubens to Picasso.

Joseph Campbell was born in White Plains, New York on March 26, 1904. He received a B.A. in English literature in 1925 and an M.A. in Medieval literature in 1927 from Columbia University. He was awarded a Proudfit Traveling Fellowship to continue his studies at the University of Paris. After he had received and rejected an offer to teach at his high school alma mater, his Fellowship was renewed, and he traveled to Germany to resume his studies at the University of Munich. During the year he was housemaster of Canterbury School, he sold his first short story, Strictly Platonic, to Liberty magazine. In 1934, he accepted a position in the literature department at Sarah Lawrence College, a post he would retain until retiring in 1972. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 40 books including The Hero with a Thousand Faces, The Mythic Image, the four-volume The Masks of God, and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers. During the 1940s and 1950s, he collaborated with Swami Nikhilananda on translations of the Upanishads and The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. He received several awards including National Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Contributions to Creative Literature and the 1985 National Arts Club Gold Medal of Honor in Literature. He died after a brief struggle with cancer on October 30, 1987.

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