martedì, novembre 22, 2005

The Greek Myths

Anche l'Economist di qualche settimana fa mi ha riservato una piacevole sorpresa: insieme al giornale c'era questo volantino pubblicitario dei due volumi di Robert Graves.

For a full appreciation of literature or visual art, a knowledge of the Greek myths is crucial. In an encyclopedic compilation, Robert Graves tells these stories with scholarship and flair. Ariadne and the Minotaur, Demeter mourning her daughter Persephone and creating the seasons, Icarus flying too near the sun... this is both and invaluable reference book and a magical point of entry into the minds of those who lived so many centuries ago.