Author(s): Robin Waterfield
The Greek Myths contains some of the most thrilling, romantic and unforgettable stories in all human history. From Achilles rampant on the fields of Troy, to the gods at sport on Mount Olympus, from Icarus flying too close to the sun, to the superhuman feats of Heracles, Theseus and the wily Odysseus, these timeless tales exert a fascination and inspiration that have endured for millennia. There are few people as steeped in the Ancient World as Robin and Kathryn Waterfield, and in their hands the heroism, humour, mystery, sensuality and brutality of the Greek Myths are brought brilliantly to life.
'A magnificent new book which explains and retells some of the most thrilling stories in human history' Lancashire Evening Post.
Robin Waterfield is an internationally acclaimed scholar and author, whose publications range from academic articles to children's fiction. He has some forty books to his credit, including Xenophon's Retreat: Greece, Persia and the End of the Golden Age, Why Socrates Died: Dispelling the Myths and Dividing the Spoils: The War for Alexander the Great's Empire. Kathryn Waterfield is a writer specializing in Greek history. Formerly with the Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies and the Department of History at the University of South Florida, she also spent several years at the Tampa Museum of Art, working with their Greek and Roman antiquities collection.