Collects legends about Ulysses, Hercules, and Jason, their lives and deeds.
Travel back to a time when divine beings mixed with mortals, when heroes battled sorcerers, and nature was a mysterious realm ruled by beautiful and dangerous deities.These gods of Classical antiquity were far from ideal role models, their jealous pride and vengeful egos wrought havoc on the world, reflecting very human passions - and making for some truly compelling stories.From the legends of Hercules and the Titans, to tales of the underworld and the destruction of Troy, this elegant collection contains more than 40 fascinating tales retold by a variety of expert storytellers.Beautifully illustrated with dramatic scenes from master artists of the 16th through to the 19th century, these enduring myths have formed a major part of Western culture for millennia and continue to capture our imaginations today.
Platform: DVD MOVIE Publisher: ALPHA VIDEO Packaging: DVD STYLE BOX The sons of Hercules have long been the special agents of the gods. When Ulysses incurs the anger of Zeus by blinding the Cyclops the gods send Heracles the bravest of the sons to capture him and bring him to justice. The hero and his prisoner find their path blocked by many obstacles and are captured by an army of monstrous birdmen. They make their escape but a greater peril looms - the savage army of the mad King Lagos is building an assault against Heracles' people. As Heracles returns to his homeland to prepare its defenses Ulysses is taken captive by Lagos and the two adversaries become unlikely allies in the battle to defeat the bloodthirsty despot.This classic sword and sandal adventure was one of several Hercules films directed by cult favorite Mario Caiano whose credits include Fraulein S.S. and Nightmare Castle. Georges Marchal who played Ulysses went on play The Jesuit in Luis Bunuel's The Milky Way. Starring: Georges Marchal & Michael LaneDirected by: Mario Caiano DVD Details: Run Time: 91 minutesNumber of Discs: 1Originally Released in 1961ColorNo region encoding; For global distribution.
Herein are 25 famous stories from The Greek, German, English, Spanish Scandinavian, Danish, French, Russian, Bohemian, Italian and other sources. These stories are further brought to life by 24 full colour platesThe myths and legends gathered here have appealed and will continue to appeal to every age. Nowhere in the realm of fiction are there stories to compare with those which took form centuries ago when the human race was in its childhood—stories so intimately connected with the life and history and religion of the great peoples of antiquity that they have become an integral part of our own civilization. These are a heritage of wealth to every child that is born into the world. Myths and legends like:Prometheus The Friend Of Man, The Labors Of Hercules, The Gorgon's Head, The Golden Fleece, The Cyclops, The Sack Of Troy, Beowulf And Grendel, The Good King Arthur and many, many more.This volume is sure to keep you and your young ones enchanted for hours, if not because of the content, then because of their quality.============TAGS: folklore, fairy tales, myths, legend, land, , children’s stories, bedtime, fables, wonder tales, All, nations, Achilles, Aetes, Æetes, Aeneas, Æneas, Agamemnon, animals, Antigone, Apollo, Argonaut, Argos, Artemis, Arthur, Atreus, Augeas, Bad...
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With Phèdre, Racine chose once more a subject from Greek mythology, already treated by Greek and Roman tragic poets, notably by Euripides in Hippolytus and Seneca in Phaedra. In the absence of her royal husband Thésée, Phèdre ends by declaring her love to Hippolyte, Thésée's son from a previous marriage.
Originally published in 1904 as individual chapters of the authors’ larger work, “Famous Men of Greece,” this Kindle edition, equivalent in length to a physical book of approximately 55 pages, describes, in simple language for young readers, the heroic feats of Hecules (including his 12 labors), Jason (and his quest for the golden fleece), Achilles (and his role in the Trojan War), and Ulysses (also known as Odysseus, the central figure of Homer’s “Oddysey”).SAMPLE PASSAGES:(Hercules) This hydra was a nine-headed water serpent whose very breath was poisonous. It was hard to kill the creature because as soon as one head was cut off two others at once sprang up in its place. This task might have proved too much for Hercules if a friend had not prevented new heads from growing by burning each neck with a firebrand the instant that Hercules cut off the head. (Jason) This fleece became one of the wonders of the world; and lest it should be stolen, a dragon was set to watch it. Many persons tried to get possession of it, but most, if not all of them, lost their lives in the attempt. Jason knew all this, but he said at once that he would get the fleece. Before setting out on the journey, however, he went to a place called Dodona to ask the advice of Jupiter; for at Dodona th...
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Herein are 6 richly illustrated tales, or rather, Greek Myths rewritten for children. The book includes the myths of: Theseus and the Minotaur (Chapter : "The Minotaur") Antaeus and the Pygmies (Chapter: "The Pygmies") Dragon's Teeth (Chapter: "The Dragon's Teeth") Circe's Palace (Chapter: "Circe's Palace") Proserpina, Ceres, Pluto, and the Pomegranate Seed (Chapter: "The Pomegranate Seed") Jason and the Golden Fleece (Chapter: "The Golden Fleece")Hawthorne wrote this book while renting a small cottage in the Berkshires, a vacation area in Massachusetts for industrialists during the Gilded Age. The owner of the cottage, a railroad baron, renamed the cottage "Tanglewood" in honour of the book having been written there. Later, a nearby mansion was renamed Tanglewood, where outdoor classical concerts were held, which became a Berkshire summer tradition. Ironically, Hawthorne hated living in the Berkshires.The Tanglewood neighbourhood of Houston was also named after the book. The book was a favourite of Mary Catherine Farrington, the daughter of Tanglewood developer William Farrington. It also reportedly inspired the name of the thickly wooded Tanglewood Island in the state of Washington.Not a bad legacy for a book of Greek myths rewritten for chil...
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