The Greek Myths

GRAVES, Robert. The Greek Myths. London: Folio Society, 2001.

Two hardcover volumes in a slipcase. Condition: fine. Both volumes and the slipcase are unmarked, as new. The boards are cloth bound and decorated with Grahame Barker’s illustration of The Birth of Aphrodite.


Robert Graves



The Greek Myths Synopsis

The Greek Myths is a compendium of Greek mythology, with comments and analyses, by the poet and writer Robert Graves.

Each myth is presented in the voice of a narrator writing under the Antonines, such as Plutarch or Pausanias, with citations of the classical sources. Following each retelling, Graves presents his interpretation of its origin and significance.

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About Robert Graves

Captain Robert von Ranke Graves (24 July 1895 – 7 December 1985) was an English poet, historical novelist and critic. Graves produced more than 140 works in his lifetime.

He earned his living from writing, particularly popular historical novels such as I, Claudius; King Jesus; The Golden Fleece; and Count Belisarius. He also was a prominent translator of Classical Latin and ancient Greek texts.

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Robert Graves


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