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Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold

The Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney.They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. In Stephen Fry's hands the stories of the titans and gods become a brilliantly entertaining account of ribaldry and revelry, warfare and worship, debauchery, love affairs and life lessons, slayings and suicides, triumphs and tragedies.You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.Thoroughly spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry's Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age - in all their rich and deeply human relevance....

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ISBN : 9780718188726
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 416 pages
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Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold Reviews

  • Claudia

    I must have been around 8 when I first read The Legends of the Olympus and fell in love with Greek mythology. I reread it at least 3 times afterwards and remains one of my favorite books to this very day.

    Stephen Fry’s retelling of these myths is just as good as the original, if not better. It is limited to the gods (heroes’ tales are not included) but much more detailed than the version I read. I never really thought about how many of today’s vocabulary are derived from the names in these myths

  • Karina Read

    I loved Mythos, and Fry’s narration was superb. What makes it different from all the other Greek/Roman mythology books that I have collected over the years is the coherent chronology that Fry has achieved. By placing all the stories in context and in a timeline, the personalities and actions of the gods suddenly made sense to me. I’d often struggled to remember who was who’s relation previously but I found Mythos wonderfully easy to follow and lose myself in. I immensely enjoyed all of his aside ...more

  • Sonja Arlow

    3.5 stars

    I love fantasy and mythical tales and I adore Stephen Fry (who's audio narration was pitch perfect). I have also always wanted to read / understand the different Greek myths, and this seemed the perfect opportunity.

    I found it very interesting to learn the relationship between these myths and the English language, and just how much of an influence these stories still have on us today.

    There were a few tales that stood out, and these were the longer stories that actually felt like proper s

  • Alice Lippart

    The most fun and entertaining book I've read in a very long time. Loved it.

  • *Thea 'WookieMama' Wilson*

    This was such a fun read, a little tough on the brain with all the notes and appendixes (all nicely hyperlinked up so you never lose your place in the ebook edition, the physical version may end up being a little more difficult!) but you can tell a mile off that the wonderful Stephen Fry had a hand in this work. I read the whole book with his voice in my head, only Fry would use some of those big words in places where little ones would do just as well but that's him all over of course and the wh ...more

  • Sophie

    Ποτέ άσκοπα επιφανειακές οι τροποποιήσεις που κάνει ο Fry στο μύθο, τονίζουν, με το ιδιαίτερό του χιούμορ, το γελοίο και το εξωφρενικό των ιστοριών, διατηρώντας ταυτόχρονα την παθολογία και το συναισθηματικό περιεχόμενο του δράματος.

    Η κλασική ανάγνωση των μύθων από τον Robert Graves και τους λοιπούς συγγραφείς του είδους του συνεχίζουν να είναι κομβικής σημασίας, ωστόσο ο Fry καταδεικνύει με τον καλύτερο τρόπο πόσο οι μυθολογικές διηγήσεις αφορούν άκρως ανθρώπινες θεότητες.

  • Gaby

    Such a brilliant book in every way. Was very disappointed when I got to the end, I wanted there to be more!

  • Lucy Langford


    So lucky to have found this book in the local library. Stephen Fry does a brilliant job of recounting the Greek myths- through describing the tales of gods, goddesses and creatures alike. This was a very informational read and I was able to build my knowledge on Greek myths and uncover more tales.

    Stephen Fry writes the book in such a way that it is not dry or boring (unlike some other informational books) and you can easily follow the myths and use your imagination. His writing can be rath