Zeus

Zeus

A Journey Through Greece in the Footsteps of A God

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Baker & Taylor
Follows the four thousand year life of Zeus that began when he was a sky god in the Russian steppes through his scandalous reign on Mt. Olympus.

McMillan Palgrave
In the tradition of Walking the Bible, an irresistible tour through some of the most powerful stories ever told.

Lusty, lightning-tempered, polyamorous Zeus was the most powerful and charismatic of the Greek gods, and the progenitor of some of the most enduring stories of world mythology. In Zeus, author Tom Stone takes readers on a 4,000-year journey through the god’s tumultuous life, from his origins as a sky god in the Russian steppes and his scandalous reign on Mt. Olympus to his approaching end in a palace storeroom in Christian Constantinople. Crossing the length and breadth of Greece, Stone and his Iranian wife explore the most significant sites in Greek myth, from mountaintops to subterranean caves, Olympus to Crete, and Mycenae to Macedonia. Along the way, he reveals how Zeus’s story grew from the soil of Greece and changed along with the country’s history, all with a brilliant mix of erudition and bravura storytelling. Combining mythology, history, and travel, this is an indispensable book for anyone who loves Greece or its great stories of myth and legend.


Holtzbrinck
In the tradition of Walking the Bible, an irresistible tour through some of the most powerful stories ever told.



Lusty, lightning-tempered, polyamorous Zeus was the most powerful and charismatic of the Greek gods, and the progenitor of some of the most enduring stories of world mythology. In Zeus, author Tom Stone takes readers on a 4,000-year journey through the god’s tumultuous life, from his origins as a sky god in the Russian steppes and his scandalous reign on Mt. Olympus to his approaching end in a palace storeroom in Christian Constantinople. Crossing the length and breadth of Greece, Stone and his Iranian wife explore the most significant sites in Greek myth, from mountaintops to subterranean caves, Olympus to Crete, and Mycenae to Macedonia. Along the way, he reveals how Zeus’s story grew from the soil of Greece and changed along with the country’s history, all with a brilliant mix of erudition and bravura storytelling. Combining mythology, history, and travel, this is an indispensable book for anyone who loves Greece or its great stories of myth and legend.


Baker
& Taylor

Traces the four-thousand-year history of the charismatic father of the Greek gods, from his origins in the Russian steppes and reign on Mount Olympus to his approaching end in Christian Constantinople, in an account that follows the author's journeys to relevant sites in Greek mythology.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, 2008
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781582345185
158234518X
Branch Call Number: 292.2113 STO
Characteristics: xxiv, 310 p. ; 22 cm

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10000mefest
Apr 05, 2017

I loved this read!
This book is a hybrid of Greek mythology and Greek history with a bit of travel writing thrown in. I loved how well---how concise, yet entertaining all the pieces were pulled together here.

This is a must read for those interested in the who's who in Greek mythology as well as Greek history. It's both an enjoyable read as well as a very useful and abundant reference source---two aspects of literature that rarely cross paths, less more come together in one place.

This book also includes abundant notes and bibliography sections.

Highly recommended!

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