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This is an auction for THE GREEK MYTHS, by Robert Graves.

Two Folio Society hardbacks published in 2002, in new condition, in their original slipcase.

From Wikipedia:

"The Greek Myths (1955) is a mythography, a compendium of Greek mythology, by the poet and writer Robert Graves, normally published in two volumes. Each myth is presented in the voice of a narrator writing under the Antonines, such as Plutarch or Pausanias, with citations of the classical sources. The literary quality of these retellings is generally praised. Each myth is followed by Graves' interpretation of its origin and significance, following his theories on a prehistoric Matriarchal religion as presented in his White Goddess and elsewhere. These theories and his etymologies are rejected by classical scholarship. Graves dismissed such criticism, arguing that by definition classical scholars lacked "the poetic capacity to forensically examine mythology". Graves interpreted Bronze Age Greece as changing from a matriarchal society under the Pelasgians, to a matrilineal one, to a patriarchal one, under continual pressure from victorious Greek-speaking tribes. In the second stage, local kings came to each settlement as foreign princes, reigned by marrying the hereditary queen, who represented the Triple Goddess, and were ritually slain by the next king after a limited period, originally six months . . . "

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A total of 685 pages in the two volumes.

Illustrations by Grahame Baker and maps drawn by Denys Baker.

The cost of shipping is:

* North Island: $8.95 (tracked mail); $11.95 for Rural Delivery

* South Island: $13.95 (tracked mail); $16.95 for Rural Delivery

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect these books from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • NI: tracked mail$8.95
  • NI: tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$11.95
  • SI: tracked mail$13.95
  • SI: tracked mail for Rural delivery (RD)$16.95
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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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