Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece by Stephen Fry

Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece

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...

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  • Trish
    I first heard of Stephen Fry many years ago, have since watched him debate with the Church and wander through dense jungles trying to find nearly extinct animals, listened to him bring one of my favourite magical worlds to life, and learned a great deal from him on what must be one of the best quiz ...
  • Lo
    This is so exciting! Greek mythology AND Stephen Fry?!? If only it were possible to pre-order, but it looks like the release is coming in early November. Woohoo!Edit: It's available to pre-order in the UK from a few sources, for Nov 2 release, but still nothing in the US. If anyone finds it from a U...
  • Rach
    The absolutely excellent Stephen Fry has done it again ladies and gentlemen!Having never studied Classics and knowing very little about Greek Mythology (aside what Disney’s Hercules taught me) I was excited to pick this book up and give it a go. It’s something i’m so interested in, ha...
  • Bradley
    I don't know about any of you, but this one's a winner. Far from feeling like another dry recounting of a number of our favorite Greek myths, Fry's down-to-earth humor and traditional (modern) storytelling have turned these gods into something most relatable.I've read Edith Hamilton and Bullfinch's ...
  • Andrea
    Once again, a BIG FAT THANK YOU to my awesome friend Bubu who send me this book via audible. THANK YOU!!! <3 Anyways. From the foreword:Mythos begins at the beginning, but it does not end at the end. Had I included heroes like Oedipus, Perseus, Theseus, Jason and Herakles and the details of the Troj...
  • Anne
    This books takes it's reader back to the 'Greek version' of the 'Big Bang'/ 'Creation'! We are introduced to the Gods of ancient Greece, and the morals who worship them! Stephen Fry, is an amazing storyteller! He writes in away that has the reader feeling like they are being transported back to the ...
  • Chris
    This was a great retelling of these tales from Greek Mythology in a nice readable format, with minimal academic distraction (footnotes sometime excepting).The humorous asides and some of the modern culturally colloquial context used made an otherwise scarily remote (ancient even) set of stories atta...
  • Koda Whitney
    This retelling of the Greek myths achieved something unexpected - it made me interested in Greek history and mythology. This was quite an achievement given my classics degree left me completely uninterested in all things Greek.Fry’s retelling began a little shakily and I found myself wishing Ne...
  • Ana Rînceanu
    While the book is filled with Fry's wit, the stories of the gods do not sugarcoat anything. Recommended for the novice and the long-time devotee!...

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