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Theseus and the Minotaur - Graeme Davis

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Title
Theseus and the Minotaur
Author
Graeme Davis
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Osprey Publishing
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20141120

Even before Theseus descended into the labyrinth to face the Minotaur, he was already a famous hero and a veteran of many battles. The son of a man, a woman, and the god Poseidon, he'd journey far across Ancient Greece, fighting numerous monsters including the Periphetes 'the clubber', the Crymmyon Sow, and the insane demigod, Procrustes 'the stretcher'. He also survived several assassination attempts, including one by Medea, the famous witch-wife of Jason. Despite these adventures, it was on Crete that Theseus faced his greatest challenge. Taking the place of a sacrificial tribute to the king of Crete, Theseus used his wits and charm to convince the princess Ariadne and the famous inventor Daedalus to help him defeat the dreaded Minotaur, a hideous combination of man and bull that lived in a labrythine dungeon. In this book, Graeme Davis draws upon the classic sources to retell the great myths and legends of Theseus, the founder-king of Athens, and backs this narrative with a factual examination of the myth, its variations, and its development over time. Replete with both classical and modern illustrations, this book is a concise exploration of one of the most enduring myths of Ancient Greece.

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Graeme Davis became hooked on myth and folklore after seeing Ray Harryhausen's Jason and the Argonauts on his parents' black-and-white TV. He studied archaeology (with an unofficial minor on Dungeons & Dragons) at England's Durham University before going to Games Workshop to help develop Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay and other games. He has written extensively for tabletop roleplaying games and contributed to over 40 electronic games as a writer and game designer. He loves historical and historical-fantasy settings and knows a worrying amount about monsters. He blogs at graemedavis.wordpress.com, tweets at @GraemeJDavis, and has a Facebook author page at https://www.facebook.com/Graeme-Davis-276379857250

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Minotaur (Greek mythology) - Juvenile literature.|Mythology, Greek - Juvenile literature.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
80

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