Anthony Grafton, Glenn W. Most and Salvatore Settis
A lively compendium of articles on the many ways the ancient Greeks and Romans shaped our way of life - from mathematics to popular culture.
Wonder at the ancient stories from Britain and around the world which form the bedrock of modern literature. Whether Greek myths, Celtic and Norse legends or Egyptian Mysticism, the Folio Society publishes a beautiful collection of Mythology books. Folio books include original or carefully researched illustrations and come with specially designed hardback covers. See below for the full list of Folio Mythology books.
Katharine M. Briggs’s Folk Tales of Britain is an extraordinary compendium – the most complete in existence – of the folk-story heritage of Great Britain. Part one of her magnum opus, published earlier this year by The Folio Society as Folk Tales of Britain: Narratives, contains stories which people knew were fiction. This new three-volume collection contains over 1,000 ‘Legends’, that is, stories once believed to be true.
A fascinating, beautifully illustrated exploration how human beings have sought to explain the universe through myth and stories.
In 778, the rearguard of Charlemagne’s retreating army was ambushed in the Pyrenees and defeated. The battle of Roncevaux became the inspiration for songs and poems celebrating deeds of valour in the face of overwhelming odds. In the mid 12th century, part of this great retelling of heroic deeds was The Song of Roland.