A potent pantheon of gods, heroes engaged in epic battles, fearsome mythical creatures and supernatural transformations – such fantastical elements infuse Greek myths with a wonder and excitement that’s hard to beat. These tales of love, courage, conflict and intrigue, shared for thousands of years, still exercise a powerful influence on our modern lives.
About the Author
Richard Buxton (Foreword) is Emeritus Professor of Greek Language and Literature in the University of Bristol. His scholarly interests centre on ancient Greek literature and myth. Among his many books are Imaginary Greece (Cambridge University Press; translated into 5 languages), The Complete World of Greek Mythology (Thames and Hudson; translated into 10 languages), Forms of Astonishment and Myths and Tragedies in their Ancient Greek Contexts (both Oxford University Press). From 2006-2012 he was President of the Foundation for the Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae. He is fascinated by mythology, and takes every opportunity to convince others of the vital importance of stories and story-telling.