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She Speaks: The Women of Greek Myths in Their Own Words

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In She Speaks, passionate classicist Honor Cargill-Martin redresses this imbalance by retelling eight classic Greek myths, this time from an all-female perspective. Written in first-person, we hear from the astute sorceress Medea and her pivotal role in the quest for the Golden Fleece; discover the contributions of Cretan princess Ariadne in the slaying of the Minotaur; witness the strength and resilience of Atalanta, Circe, Helen of Troy, and many other women who have been previously overshadowed by their male counterparts. With her meticulous research and insightful storytelling, readers will be mesmerised as Honor resurrects these voices, breathes new life into well-loved stories, and drags the Classics into the modern world.  Stories include: PANDORA'S STORY The first woman on Earth who opened a box - and gave the world hope  MEDUSA'S STORY Not a monster, but a 'monstered' woman accepting herself  MEDEA'S STORY The astute sorceress's quest for the Golden Fleece  ATALANTA'S STORY The strongest women in all of Greece who defied the expectations of her time  ARIADNE'S STORY The Cretan princess who slayed the Minotaur  HELEN'S STORY The queen of Sparta who reclaims her beauty - and her throne!  PENTHESILEA'S STORY  The Amazonian warrior who never left a woman behind on the battlefield  CIRCE'S STORY The mighty sorceress who turned human beings into animals This enchanting anthology for children ages 7+ features: - Eight classic Greek myths, specially retold for young feminists - Insightful storytelling from 'the new Mary Beard', classicist Honor Cargill-Martin - Striking illustrations by Camelia Pham, whose epic fantasy-inspired artwork has earned herself an Instagram following of 50,000 - Stunning holographic foil on the cover Praise for She Speaks 'Cargill-Martin's exciting and insightful retelling breathes new life into characters who are often not given as much airtime as their male counterparts' - Charlotte Eyre, The Bookseller

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Magic Cat Publishing
1915569508 / 9781915569509
Hardback
823.92
18/07/2024
United Kingdom
English
73 pages : illustrations (colour)
29 cm