HERACLITUS: THE FRAGMENTS
"A person's character is destiny."
"You cannot step twice into the same river."
"Sensibility is the greatest asset. Wisdom comes from speaking the truth, and living one's life in accordance to nature."
"God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, gluttony and hunger."
"Seawater is most pure and most foul: drinkable and nourishing to fish, yet undrinkable and deadly to human beings."
The ancient Greeks considered Heraclitus as one of their greatest philosophers, yet very little of his writing has survived - over a hundred fragments cited by later ancient authors. This book offers a new modern translation of the fragments, along with an introductory analysis of these gems of profound thought.
THE MYTH OF ZEUS AND IO IN GREEK TRAGEDY
The myth of Zeus and Io fascinated the Ancient Greeks, with its theme of human suffering resulting from divine injustice, irresponsibility and cruelty. The issue of Zeus' uncontrollable lust and its consequences also had to be dealt with. This book traces the development of the myth from early Greek Poetry to Tragedy, with special emphasis on Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound and the fragments of Sophocles' Inachus, two plays where Io's transformation and tribulations take center stage.
The Myth of Zeus and Io in Greek Tragedy is Issue 4 of the series Monsters from Greek Mythology: A Magazine of Storytelling and Illustrations.
BELLEROPHON IN GREEK TRAGEDY
Bellerophon is one of the greatest heroes in Greek mythology; and his myth was dramatized by Euripides in two lost Greek Tragedies, Stheneboea and Bellerophon, from which survive meager tantalizing fragments. This book traces the origin of the myth, and shows how Euripides, the Greek dramatist from the fifth century B.C., seemed to have presented a distinct and cohesive characterization of this hero.
Bellerophon in Greek Tragedy is Issue 3 of the series Monsters from Greek Mythology: A Magazine of Storytelling and Illustrations.
VAMPIRES ON MOUNT OLYMPUS
Vampires invading Mount Olympus; Gods and Goddesses transforming into monsters; the human race almost nearing extinction; the exploits of the hero Bellerophon: such are the themes of this original Epic poem.
Vampires on Mount Olympus is Issue 2 of the series Monsters from Greek Mythology: A Magazine of Storytelling and Illustrations.
THE TWELVE LABOURS OF HERCULES
One of the most famous Greek Myths is the Twelve Labours of Hercules, a series of fantastical and unimaginable feats performed by the greatest of Greek heroes. In this book, colour illustrations and poetry capture the essence of the myth, with creative flare and educational purpose.
The Twelve Labours of Hercules is Issue 1 of the series Monsters from Greek Mythology: A Magazine of Storytelling and Illustrations.
HAIKU, SONNETS AND KISSES TO ARIADNE
by Erez Natanblut
"Our kisses are grapes crushed between our mouths, juice overflowing, with pulp of smiles reddening."
"Your lips are scarlet cherries, plums and honey, exotic spices inflaming our soul."
The Greek mythic love affair between Ariadne and Theseus is celebrated in this book of original poetry, ranging from Haiku, Sonnets and Kiss poems to a comic dramatization set on the island of Naxos. Themes of love, heroism, life and death abound in this intricate interplay between ancient Greek myth and modern thought.