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Natalia Kapatsoulia, Filippos Mandilaras

Greek Mythology [Ελληνική Μυθολογία (Ellīnikī́ Mythología)] (Series): Jason and the Argonauts [Ο Ιάσονας και η Αργοναυτική Εκστρατεία (O Iásonas kai ī Argonaftikī́ Ekstrateía)]

Mandilaras’ narrative starts with Jason’s childhood on Mount Pelion and ends with the hero’s adventures in Colchis. Aeson, Jason’s father, entrusted the child Jason to the centaur Chiron. When he turned twenty Jason headed for Iolcus to dethrone Pelias, his uncle. At a river crossing, Jason assisted an elderly woman, who was the goddess Hera in disguise. Jason lost one sandal in the river. King Pelias was terrified when he saw Jason. He remembered an oracle that he w(...)

literary

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: Greece


Evi Pini, Elisa Vavouri

I Read Mythology [Διαβάζω μυθολογία (Diavázo mythología)] (Series): The Trojan War. The Beginning of History [Τρωικός Πόλεμος. Η αρχή της ιστορίας (Trōikós Pólemos. Ī archī́ tīs istorías)]

Evi Pini explains how the Trojan War started. The text is in the form of a fairy tale, as implied by the standard phrase “once upon a time” (my translation) at the very beginning. The book begins with Eris and ends with Iphigeneia’s last-minute rescue from being sacrificed to Artemis. Neither fighting nor bloodshed is presented. Instead, we have an account of human and divine passions and emotions, as well as a description of logistical preparations for going to war.&nbs(...)

literary

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: Greece


Marisa De Castro

Let’s go to Nafplio [Πάμε στο Ναύπλιο; (Páme sto Náfplio?)]

The book starts with an illustration of a typical nuclear family in a car. The mother in the front, father at the wheel, and the daughter son at the back. The mother and son’s red-blond hair could imply a family of foreign visitors to Greece, driving to Nafplio from other Greek cities. Subsequently, we see a simplified map of the Peloponnese and southern central Greece, dotted with places of interest, such as the Corinth Canal. Nemea is marked with a drawing of a man, presumably Her(...)

literary

YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: Greece


Henry Lion Oldie

The Grandson of Perseus. Book 1: My Grandfather is Exterminator [Внук Персея. Книга I: Мой дедушка – Истребитель (Vnuk Perseia. Kniga I: Moi dedushka – Istrebitel')]

This is a heroic fantasy fiction based on the rare versions of myths of Perseus and Amphitryon, aimed at young adults, in novel format. Prequel to the novel A Hero Must Be Alone, published 17 years before by the same authors. The novel tells about the childhood and youth of Amphitryon and his exploits, preceded the birth of Hercules.The plot of the first book (My Grandfather Is Exterminator, 2011) evolves around sibling rivalry and ideological confrontation between two sons of Zeus from mortal w(...)

literary

YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: Russia


Henry Lion Oldie

The Grandson of Perseus. Book 2: The Son of the Lame Alcaeus [Внук Персея. Книга II: Сын хромого Алкея (Vnuk Perseia. Kniga II: Syn khromogo Alkeia)]

This is a heroic fantasy fiction based on the rare versions of myth Amphitryon, aimed at young adults, in novel format. Prequel to the novel A Hero Must Be Alone, published 17 years before by the same authors. This is the second book of Oldie’s dilogy The Grandson of Perseus, devoted to the exploits of Amphitryon, the grandson of Perseus.The young Amphitryon in the rank of lawaget leads the Tiryns troops with his father Alcaeus. They defend the Peloponnesian coast from the raids of Teleboa(...)

literary

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: Russia