In Apollo & Daphne, fifteen celebrated Greek and Roman myths that have inspired some of the world's most magnificent and haunting paintings are retold for children. The myths are illustrated with details of paintings by artists such as Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, Poussin, and Burne-Jones.
Many of the myths are enchanting transformation tales based on the Roman poet Ovid's Metamorphoses. They tell of gods and goddesses, of chaos and harmony, and of mortals who become trees, stones, or stars. Here are the magical stories of Orpheus and Eurydice; of Orion, the handsomest man in the world; of Daedalus and his son, Icarus; and of the follies of King Midas. The Greek epic poet Homer is represented by episodes from the Iliad and the Odyssey.
A family tree of the gods, an index of artists and paintings with full reproductions of each work, and a list of the names of Greek and Roman gods and goddesses help create a collection that introduces children to both the enthralling world of classical mythology and the majesty of fine art. For ages ten and up.
Antonia Barber is the author of The Ghosts, The Ring, and The Mousehole Cat.
This title is out of print. Please look for it at your local libraries and/or used bookstores.
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