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John Bankston

A Kid’s Guide to Mythology (Series): Hercules

This book is part of a series of eight on different Greek deities. It tells the story of Hercules, half-man, half-god who with his god-given strength was able to overcome great obstacles. However, he was not able to overcome the greatest internal obstacle of his own anger. Starting with the episode of Hercules’ cattle being stolen, Bankston launches into a discussion of myth and the place of the myth of Hercules in the ancient world. Each chapter contains selections of the myth with other (...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


Vikentsi Ravinski

Aeneid Inside Out [Энеіда навыварат]

After the fall of Troy, Aeneas, the son of Venus, along with his soldiers travel to Rome in order to establish a new kingdom there. Juno, who does not like Aeneas's mother, Venus, wants to thwart the hero. She talks Aeolus, the Keeper of the Winds, into raising a storm in the sea. But Aeneas appeals to Neptune for help. Neptune calms down the wind and soothes the sea. Venus helps her son too; she asks Zeus to support Aeneas. Zeus promises Venus that her son will happily arrive in Rome and wi(...)

literary

COUNTRY: Russian Empire


Ivan Kotliarevsky

Aeneid. Travestied Inside Out into Little Russian language by I. Kotliarevsky [Енеида. На малороссійскій языкъ перелиціованная И. Котляревскимъ]

After the fall of Troy, Aeneas ("Aeneas was a lively fellow, / Lusty as any Cossack blade") and the Trojans run away to sea. Juno asks Aeolus to sink the Trojans. Aeolus creates the storm, but Aeneas gives Neptune a bribe, and the storm calms down. Venus feels worried about her son Aeneas and complains about Juno to Zeus. Zeus says that the fate of Aeneas is already sealed - he will go to Rome and found a strong state there. After much suffering, the Trojans reach Carthage, where Dido (...)

literary

COUNTRY: Russia Russian Empire


Adèle Geras

Dido

Drawing on the narrative of the first four books of Virgil’s Aeneid, Dido expands and extends the tragic story of the Queen of Carthage, who falls in love with Aeneas and kills herself after he sails away. It is told through the eyes of multiple characters – the young handmaiden Elissa, who becomes nursemaid to Aeneas’ son Ascanius, Cubby, a strong, somewhat simple servant, Iopas the bard, and Anna, Dido’s younger sister. With the exception of Anna, these characters are i(...)

literary

YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Donald Cotton, Michael Leeston-Smith, Donald Tosh

Doctor Who (Series, Season 3): The Myth Makers

‘The Myth Makers’ continued the early tendency of Doctor Who (1963-1989; 2005-present) to mix science-fiction adventures with historically-themed storylines (as an extension of its intended educational role). The story sees the crew of the TARDIS (the time/space machine) materialise in Bronze-Age Asia Minor, just outside the walls of Troy (at the very moment when Achilles slays the Trojan champion Hector; indeed causing the death of the Trojan prince). The Doctor (an alien &lsqu(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1965

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Tom Anderson, Paul Halas, José Maria Millet Lopez

DuckTales (Part of Subseries): The Arcadian Urn [Rejsen til Epsilon]

Scrooge McDuck, his three great-nephews (Louie, Huey and Dewey) and Webby Vanderquack, the granddaughter of the triplets’ nanny, attend an auction where McMoney, one of Scrooge’s greatest enemies, sells an Ancient Arcadian vase for millions. Unhappy with how much money his rival has made, Scrooge decides to find Arcadia himself and bring back valuable artefacts. Bringing along his nephew, Donald Duck, and his personal pilot, Launchpad McQuack, Scrooge and the team set off to Gre(...)

literary

YEAR: 1994

COUNTRY: Denmark


Julian Tuwim

Frogs the Latinists [Żaby łacinniczki] / Latin [Łacina]

In Żaby łacinniczki [Frogs the Latinists] the poet extends his thanks to frogs for their spirit-lifting croaking which he claims to be done in Latin. It is a twelve-verse poem based on the humorous similarity of sound between Latin words (such as quamquam or cum) and the croaking of frogs. Tuwim plays with words, skillfully rhyming in “frog Latin.”The poem Łacina [Latin] begins with a lamentation on the fate of someone who must learn Latin. Memorizing variations of Latin grammatical (...)

literary

YEAR: 1930

COUNTRY: Poland


Anna Rudka , Katarzyna Ryrych

Grandma Zilbersztajn’s Christmas Bauble [Bombka babci Zilbersztajn]

Seven year old Ninka moves with her parents and brother Alek to the apartment which belonged to her recently deceased grandmother. The old, damaged building from before WW2 keeps a lot of secrets, exaggerated additionally by Ninka’s fruitful imagination. A huge and loud grandfather clock becomes home for a monster called Tempus Fugit – these words are written over the clock face and, even though it means "time flies" in Latin, Alek convinces his sister it is a name card of (...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: Poland


Matthew Reilly

Hover Car Racer

Hover Car Racer is set in a futuristic Earth where hover technology has revolutionised the transport industry. It follows the story of Jason Chaser, a fourteen-year-old hover car racer, along with his autistic younger brother The Bug, and documents their year at the International Race School over eight parts. During a regional competition, Jason impresses a recruiter for the International Race School, despite driving with a damaged car. He is offered a place and accepts, forming a team with(...)

literary

YEAR: 2004

COUNTRY: Australia


Jerzy Ciechanowicz, Barbara Milewska-Waźbińska

Impluvius and Compluvius amongst Sarmatians [Impluvius et Compluvius apud Sarmatas]

Impluvius et Compluvius apud Sarmatas is an amusing story about the journey of two brave Roman soldiers, Impluvius and Compluvius, from Rome to Sarmatia and back again, on the order of Tiberius Claudius Maximus – a fictional emperor of their contemporary world.On their way to the barbarian Sarmatia, outside of the civilized oikoumene known to Romans, they pass through Assisi, Ancona, Padua, Budapest, go outside the Limes, traverse the Tatras, reach Cracow, and eventually, Warsaw, where the(...)

literary

YEAR: 1991

COUNTRY: Poland


Małgorzata Musierowicz

Jeżyciad (Series) [Jeżycjada]

Jeżycjada is a saga about life of succeeding generations of families from a district of Poznań, Jeżyce. It began in December 1975. Most of the volumes highlight problems of adolescence and early adulthood of girls from these families; the few exceptions are: Kalamburka [Punnie], 2001, which describes Melania Borejko’s whole life, Język Trolli [Trolla’s Language], 2004, and Sprężyna [A Coil], 2008, written from the point of view of younger children. The prominent family of Jeżycj(...)

literary

YEAR: 1977

COUNTRY: Poland


Margot McGovern

Neverland

When seventeen-year-old orphan Kit Learmonth tries to commit suicide by slashing her wrists in the swimming pool of her prestigious boarding school, her uncle takes her back to her childhood home to recuperate. Before her parents drowned in an accident at sea when she was ten, Kit grew up on an idyllic island owned for generations by her wealthy, infamous family. Though its official name is Learmonth Island, everyone refers to it as Neverland. In Kit’s mind, it is a place of magic and adve(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: Australia


Kornel Makuszyński , Zbigniew Piotrowski

Satan from the Seventh Grade [Szatan z siódmej klasy]

Professor Gąsowski is shocked when he discovers that his students have known for a long time his scheme for questioning them during class. It turns out that it was deciphered by Adam Cisowski - a brilliant student with a special gift for solving puzzles. Moreover, Adam accepts the challenge issued by the professor - he will try to guess whom the teacher will select to answer his question during the next class, according to a new scheme. To the professor’s surprise, Adam succeeds. Adam also(...)

literary

YEAR: 1937

COUNTRY: Poland


Nina Vasilenko

The Adventures of Aeneas the Cossack [Пригоди Козака Енея]

The film is an abridged version of Aeneid by Ivan Kotliarevsky (see here), fragments of which are read by a narrator. Although the animation exploits all the main themes, it omits many storylines of Virgil or Kotliarevsky. It starts with presenting the portrait of Ivan Kotliarevsky, dedicating the film to his anniversary. Then, we see a head of an ancient female statue, followed by a scene of three statues on the pedestals: Juno (in the style of Juno Barberini), Venus (a variant of the Venus de (...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1969

COUNTRY: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)


Stuart Hill, Sandra Lawrence

The Atlas of Heroes. A World of Heroes from Myth and Legend

This atlas is large in scale (at 28x34cm) and sumptuously illustrated with hand-drawn maps decorated with numerous heroes associated with each location. The figures on the maps are numbered, and these correspond to a companion page which features summaries of each hero. The maps are double-framed within an introductory story communicated via text and illustration; a young girl discovers the atlas as part of a stash of items in an attic, and the atlas features notes added by her as she uncovers m(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Ursula Dubosarsky

The Blue Cat

The Blue Cat is set in Sydney, 1942, and filtered through the observations of a dreamy child, Columba. Ellery (Elias), a new boy, arrives at Columba’s school: he either does not speak English or cannot speak. He is from Europe (You-rope) and may be a German-Jewish refugee. His mother is missing, and no longer sends letters. "Hitler killed her," says Columba’s brash friend, Hilda. As Columba observes the changes affecting Sydney during the war (curfews, air-raid drills, the (...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: Australia


Wojciech Grajkowski , Piotr Socha

The Book of Bees [Pszczoły]

Pszczoły is a large format non-fiction illustrated book. Each spread is dedicated to different topic concerning bees: their biology, production of honey, human-bees relations during history, modern beekeeping etc. Among general topics, the reader may find some connected to antiquity, presenting ancient Egypt, Greek mythology, and ancient history (Alexander the Great and Poppaea Sabina, the second wife of the emperor Nero). Also there are two newspaper-like spreads, containing briefly described f(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: Poland


Margaret Mahy

The Catalogue of the Universe

In The Catalogue of the Universe, eighteen-year-old Christchurch teenagers Angela May and Tycho Potter have finished high school and are considering their futures. Angela lives in an isolated cottage on the hills near the city, with her single mother, Dido. Believing the stories Dido had told her about a doomed romance, Angela tracks down her absent father, Roland Chase, and confronts him, hoping to reunite them. She finds him to be a self-absorbed businessman, for whom his youthful affair with (...)

literary

YEAR: 1985

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Wisecrack , Jared Bauer, Greg Edwards, Jacob Salamon, Joseph Salvaggio

Thug Notes (series): Homer’s Odyssey / Dante’s Inferno / Oedipus The King / Julius Caesar by Shakespeare

Homer’s OdysseyThe video, introduced as “keepin it epic with Homer’s Odyssey,” starts with the briefest possible – and undoubtfully colloquial expression-rich – synopsis of the poem: how Odysseus (presented, as all the other characters, with the use of photographs of ancient sculptures) was absent for 20 years from Ithaca, where his son Telemachus and “sexy wife Penelope,” harassed by “108 shady hustlas,” were waiting for him; how Calyp(...)

ephemeral

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: Online


Nikolaĭ Osipov

Virgil’s Aeneid Travestied Inside Out [Виргилиева Энеида, вывороченная наизнанку]

Virgil’s Aeneid Travestied Inside Out by N. Osipov is remarkably close to Vergil’s Aeneid in plot. Every part (song) of the poem is preceded by a short summary of what the part narrates. After the fall of Troy, a fleet led by Aeneas (“a daring young man, / And the most skillful fellow”) begins a long voyage to find a new home. Juno wants to disturb them, she asks Aeolus to set a storm, which will destroy the Trojan fleet. Neptune, angry with Juno's intervention i(...)

literary

COUNTRY: Russian Empire