Travelling Heroes: Greeks and Their Myths in the Epic Age of Homer

Author(s): Robin Lane Fox


Proposes a fresh way of thinking about the Greeks and their myths in the age of the great Homeric hymns. This title describes how particular Greeks of the eighth century BC travelled east and west around the Mediterranean, and how their extraordinary journeys shaped their ideas of their gods and heroes.


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Robin Lane Fox is our most widely-read historian of the ancient Greek world. His other books include Alexander the Great, Pagans and Christians, The Unauthorized Version and The Classical World. He was historical advisor to Oliver Stone on the making of the film Alexander, and as the gardening correspondent of the Financial Times is author of the longest running column of any kind in a British newspaper.

General Fields

  • : 9780140244991
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : September 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 30mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 544
  • : Robin Lane Fox
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 938.01