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Publisher's Summary

Songs on Bronze is the first major retelling of Greek mythology in half a century; a set of lively, racy, dramatic versions of the great myths, which, in a multicultural society, are recognized more than ever as stories without equal. Modern translations of the Greek myths have often sought to instruct, to edify, or to impart a personal philosophy. Songs on Bronze is different. Nigel Spivey gives us the Greek myths as the spellbinding stories they are. In bold, sensuous prose, he tells of Demeter and Persephone, of Jason and the Argonauts, of the wrath of Achilles and the travels of Odysseus, of Oedipus's crime, and Orpheus's excursion into the underworld. In his hands, these stories are revealed anew as outsize tales of love and strife, of secret compacts and open rivalries, of lust and desire.
©2005 Nigel Spivey; (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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"Rollicking good tales." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Cheryl C. Tinson on 07-13-07

Wonderful

This audiobook is excellent. The narrator reminded me of being at my Grandfather's knee, listening to his stories. If you enjoy Greek mythology, this audiobook is for you. This audiobook is excellent!

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By Markham on 02-25-08

I love Greek Mythology

This book is written with excellence! The stories in this book are easy to understand, follow, and adapt well as a whole. The author has taken great care to detail much of the loved Greek mythology lore. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to anyone that loves Greek Mythology. The storytellers (author and reader)are fantastic!

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