Books | History / Ancient / Greece
Mythos is a modern collection of Greek myths, stylishly retold by legendary writer, actor, and comedian Stephen Fry. Fry transforms the adventures of Zeus and the Olympians into emotionally resonant and deeply funny stories, without losing any of their original wonder.This stunning book features classical artwork inspired by the myths, as well as learned notes from the author.• Each adventure is infused with Fry's distinctive wit, voice, and writing style• Connoisseurs of the Greek myths will appreciate this fresh-yet-reverential interpretation, while newcomers will feel welcome• Retellings brim with humor and emotion and offer rich cultural contextCelebrating the thrills, grandeur, and unabashed fun of the Greek myths, Mythos breathes life into ancient tales—from Pandora's box to Prometheus's fire.This gorgeous volume invites you to explore a captivating world with the brilliant storyteller Stephen Fry as your guide.• A collectible volume complete with a textured case, a foil-stamped jacket, and full-color art throughout• The perfect gift for Greek mythology and history buffs, lovers of ancient Greece, art aficionados, and devoted fans of Stephen Fry• Add it to the shelf with books like Circe by Madeline Miller, Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, and Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton
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"A fresh and modern take on Greek Mythology. He has done many other things, but to me Stephen Fry is an actor so to read his writing was a lot of fun. This book is engaging while at the same time a sprint through many Greek legends. Highly recommend for anyone interested in the topic as I have found that it’s hard to find good encompassing books on this topic."
"So cool!!!! Love the interpretation of storys and the narration. Such a fun yet informative read!"
"Brilliant book for anyone who enjoys greek mythology. Stephen Fry takes the stories and tells them in a funny and entertaining way, without changing the myths. His commentary and style are extremely humorous. Audible has the audiobook read by him and it gives it that much more of his brilliant story telling charm and wit. Recommend (warning: as it is accurate to greek mythology it deals with lots of sexuality and innuendos. Be wary with younger listeners.) #greek #mythology #funny"
"Very entertaining read. If you like Greek mythology and don’t mind it being twisted a little for the sake of very funny jokes and spins of well known stories, then this book will be a favorite. #comedy #myths #mythology #greekmythology "