The Age of Fable

by Thomas Bulfinch


Description:  A comprehensive collection of Greek and Roman myths, with a sampling from Persia, India, and Scandinavia—stories enjoyable in and of themselves, but also valuable because allusions to them are so common in modern parlance. How the myths are employed by modern writers is demonstrated by the inclusion of one excerpt after another of British poetry in close proximity to the myth that inspired it.


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Ages:  12-18
Format:  Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2014
ISBN:  978-1-59915-836-5
Genres:  Literature, Greek Mythology

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Prometheus and Pandora
3. Apollo and Daphne, Pyramus and Thisbe
4. Juno and her Rivals, Io and Callisto
5. Phaëton
6. Midas, Baucis and Philemon
7. Proserpine, Glaucus and Scylla
8. Pygmalion, Dryope, Venus and Adonis
9. Ceyx and Halcyone
10. Vertumnus and Pomona, Iphis and Anaxarete
11. Cupid and Psyche
12. Cadmus, The Myrmidons
13. Nisus and Scylla, Echo and Narcissus, Clytie
14. Minerva and Arachne, Niobe
15. The Grææ and Gorgons, Perseus
16. Monsters; Giants, Sphinx, Pegasus and Chimaera
17. The Golden Fleece, Medea
18. Meleager and Atalanta
19. Hercules, Hebe and Ganymede
20. Theseus and Dædalus, Castor and Pollux
21. Bacchus and Ariadne

22. The Rural Deities, The Dryads and Erisichthon
23. Achelous and Hercules, Admetus and Alcestis
24. Orpheus and Eurydice, Aristæus, Amphion
25. Arion, Ibycus, Simonides, Sappho
26. Endymion, Orion, Aurora and Tithonus
27. The Trojan War
28. The Fall of Troy, Return of the Greeks
29. The Return of Ulysses, The Lotus-eaters
30. The Phæacians, Fate of the Suitors
31. The Adventures of Æneas, The Harpies
32. The Infernal Regions, The Sibyl
33. Æneas in Italy, Camilla, Evander
34. Pythagoras, Egyptian Deities, Oracles
35. The Origin of Mythology, Statues of Gods
36. Monsters (modern); The Phœnix, Basilisk
37. Eastern Mythology, Zoraster, Hindu Mythology
38. Northern Mythology, Valhalla, The Valkyrior
39. Thor's Visit to Jotunheim
40. The Death of Baldur, The Elves, Runic Letters
41. The Druids, Iona

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