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Ofra Deshe-Dalman

Stories From the Greek Mythology [Sipurei Mitologia Yevanit סיפורי מיתולוגיה יוונית]

YEAR: 1993

COUNTRY: Israel

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Title of the work

Stories From the Greek Mythology [Sipurei Mitologia Yevanit סיפורי מיתולוגיה יוונית]

Country of the First Edition

Country/countries of popularity

Israel

Original Language

Hebrew

First Edition Date

1993

First Edition Details

Ofra Deshe Dalman, Sipurei Mitologia Yevanit. Alumot Publishing, 1993, 158 pp.

Genre

Myths
Short stories

Target Audience

Young adults

Cover

Picture courtesy of Danny Sfarim publishing.


Author of the Entry:

Ayelet Peer, Bar Ilan University, ayelet.peer@gmail.com

Peer-reviewer of the Entry:

Lisa Maurice, Bar-Ilan University, mauril68@gmail.com

Elżbieta Olechowska, University of Warsaw, elzbieta.olechowska@gmail.com

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Ofra Deshe-Dalman , b. 1948
(Author)


Summary

The book contains many stories from the Greek mythology in a kind of chronological order: from the origin of the world, to the titans and the Olympian gods and then we have the creation of men and then various stories of specific individuals, like King Midas, Hercules, Perseus etc. There is quite a large variety of stories in the book. The stories included in this book are:

The Creation of the World

The First Gods

The War of the Gods against the Titans

The Olympus- Residence of the Gods

Apollo and Hermes

Hermes the God

Apollo and Hermes are attached

Pandora

Prometheus and the Creation of Man

The Birth of Dionysus

Stories of King Midas

The King of Hades looks for a Bride

The stories of the Goddess Athena and the Girl Arachne

The Aloadae

Orpheus in Hades

Theseus- Hero of Athens

Daedalus – The Genius Inventor

Hercules

Perseus

Atalanta – the Story of a Heroic Woman

The Love Story of Eros and Psyche

Analysis

The book offers a short collection of stories from Greek mythology (for example, the birth of Venus) accompanied by illustrations. The stories are adapted for young teens.

According to Maurice (2016), 323-4: Written on commission, Dalman used a range of sources in both Hebrew and English in composing the books. They … detailed compendia of classical mythology in a form accessible to young readers…These books were published as part of the publisher’s children’s book collection, which included story anthologies, such as Grimm’s fairy tales, and animal fables, and translated classic juvenile literature.*




*  Maurice, Lisa, “Greek Mythology in Israeli Children’s Literature,” in Katarzyna Marciniak, ed., Our Mythical Childhood... The Classics and Literature for Children and Young Adults, Leiden: Brill, 2016.


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Title of the work

Stories From the Greek Mythology [Sipurei Mitologia Yevanit סיפורי מיתולוגיה יוונית]

Country of the First Edition

Country/countries of popularity

Israel

Original Language

Hebrew

First Edition Date

1993

First Edition Details

Ofra Deshe Dalman, Sipurei Mitologia Yevanit. Alumot Publishing, 1993, 158 pp.

Genre

Myths
Short stories

Target Audience

Young adults

Cover

Picture courtesy of Danny Sfarim publishing.


Author of the Entry:

Ayelet Peer, Bar Ilan University, ayelet.peer@gmail.com

Peer-reviewer of the Entry:

Lisa Maurice, Bar-Ilan University, mauril68@gmail.com

Elżbieta Olechowska, University of Warsaw, elzbieta.olechowska@gmail.com

Female portrait

Ofra Deshe-Dalman (Author)


Summary

The book contains many stories from the Greek mythology in a kind of chronological order: from the origin of the world, to the titans and the Olympian gods and then we have the creation of men and then various stories of specific individuals, like King Midas, Hercules, Perseus etc. There is quite a large variety of stories in the book. The stories included in this book are:

The Creation of the World

The First Gods

The War of the Gods against the Titans

The Olympus- Residence of the Gods

Apollo and Hermes

Hermes the God

Apollo and Hermes are attached

Pandora

Prometheus and the Creation of Man

The Birth of Dionysus

Stories of King Midas

The King of Hades looks for a Bride

The stories of the Goddess Athena and the Girl Arachne

The Aloadae

Orpheus in Hades

Theseus- Hero of Athens

Daedalus – The Genius Inventor

Hercules

Perseus

Atalanta – the Story of a Heroic Woman

The Love Story of Eros and Psyche

Analysis

The book offers a short collection of stories from Greek mythology (for example, the birth of Venus) accompanied by illustrations. The stories are adapted for young teens.

According to Maurice (2016), 323-4: Written on commission, Dalman used a range of sources in both Hebrew and English in composing the books. They … detailed compendia of classical mythology in a form accessible to young readers…These books were published as part of the publisher’s children’s book collection, which included story anthologies, such as Grimm’s fairy tales, and animal fables, and translated classic juvenile literature.*




*  Maurice, Lisa, “Greek Mythology in Israeli Children’s Literature,” in Katarzyna Marciniak, ed., Our Mythical Childhood... The Classics and Literature for Children and Young Adults, Leiden: Brill, 2016.


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