Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew

by Josephine Preston Peabody


Description:  A child's first book of Greek tales containing many of the shorter myths retold with exceptional literary skill. Relates the stories of Prometheus, who brought to earth the bright-eyed fire treasured by the gods; of Orpheus, best of harpers; of the cunning Daedalus; the ambitious Phaethon; Apollo and Diana, and other gods and heroes of the olden time. Designed to supplement the myths retold by Nathaniel Hawthorne in A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales.


Additional information:

Ages:  8-10
Length:  132 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  ​Black and white
Year published:  2008
ISBN:  978-1-59915-121-2
Genres:  Literature, Greek Mythology

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Table of Contents

1. The Wood-Folk
2. Judgment of Midas 
3. Prometheus 
4. The Deluge 
5. Orpheus and Eurydice 
6. Icarus and Daedalus 
7. Phaethon 
8. Niobe 
9. Admetus and the Shepherd 
10. Alcestis 
11. Diana and Actaeon 
12. Diana and Endymion 
13. The Calydonian Hunt 
14. Atalanta's Race 

15. Arachne
16. Pyramus and Thisbe 
17. Pygmalion and Galatea 
18. OEdipus 
19. Cupid and Psyche 
20. The Trial of Psyche 
21. The Apple of Discord 
22. The Rousing of the Heroes 
23. The Wooden Horse 
24. The House of Agamemnon 
25. The Curse of Polyphemus 
26. The Wandering of Odysseus 
27. The Home-Coming

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