| Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew|
|by Josephine Preston Peabody|
|A child's first book of Greek tales containing many of the shorter myths retold with exceptional literary skill. Relates the stories of Prometheus, who brought to earth the bright-eyed fire treasured by the gods; of Orpheus, best of harpers; of the cunning Daedalus; the ambitious Phaethon; Apollo and Diana, and other gods and heroes of the olden time. Designed to supplement the myths retold by Nathaniel Hawthorne in A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales. Ages 8-10 |
About This Text
This text was prepared by Lisa Ripperton, using
as copytext, Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew, by
Josephine Preston Peabody, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1897.
This is volume 114 in the Riverside Literature Series.
Since this book was first published before 1923, it is in the public domain
in the United States. By
U.S. law, it entered the public domain 75 years after
its first publication.
There are no illustrations in this volume.
If you are unsure how to pronounce many of the names in this book
you may want to consult the Index of Mythology in the
The short descriptive entries include diacritical marks as a guide to
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