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Tales of Troy and Greece   By: (1844-1912)

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TALES OF TROY AND GREECE

[Illustration: THE STEALING OF HELEN.]

[ See p. 15.]

TALES OF TROY AND GREECE

by

ANDREW LANG

Illustrated by H. J. Ford

Dover Publications, Inc. Mineola, New York

Bibliographical Note

This Dover edition, first published in 2006, is an unabridged republication of the 1941 printing of the work originally published by Longmans, Green and Co., London and New York, in 1907. We have slightly repositioned a few of the illustrations.

Manufactured in the United States of America

Dover Publications, Inc., 31 East 2nd Street, Mineola, N.Y. 11501

TO

H. RIDER HAGGARD

CONTENTS

ULYSSES THE SACKER OF CITIES PAGE

I. THE BOYHOOD AND PARENTS OF ULYSSES 1

II. HOW PEOPLE LIVED IN THE TIME OF ULYSSES 5

III. THE WOOING OF HELEN OF THE FAIR HANDS 9

IV. THE STEALING OF HELEN 13

V. TROJAN VICTORIES 30

VI. BATTLE AT THE SHIPS 38

VII. THE SLAYING AND AVENGING OF PATROCLUS 45

VIII. THE CRUELTY OF ACHILLES, AND THE RANSOMING OF HECTOR 53

IX. HOW ULYSSES STOLE THE LUCK OF TROY 56

X. THE BATTLES WITH THE AMAZONS AND MEMNON THE DEATH OF ACHILLES 66

XI. ULYSSES SAILS TO SEEK THE SON OF ACHILLES THE VALOUR OF EURYPYLUS 79

XII. THE SLAYING OF PARIS 87

XIII. HOW ULYSSES INVENTED THE DEVICE OF THE HORSE OF TREE 92

XIV. THE END OF TROY AND THE SAVING OF HELEN 96

THE WANDERINGS OF ULYSSES

I. THE SLAYING OF AGAMEMNON AND THE SORROWS OF ULYSSES 101

II. THE ENCHANTRESS CIRCE, THE LAND OF THE DEAD, THE SIRENS 110

III. THE WHIRLPOOL, THE SEA MONSTER, AND THE CATTLE OF THE SUN 118

IV. HOW TELEMACHUS WENT TO SEEK HIS FATHER 122

V. HOW ULYSSES ESCAPED FROM THE ISLAND OF CALYPSO 128

VI. HOW ULYSSES WAS WRECKED, YET REACHED PHAEACIA 133

VII. HOW ULYSSES CAME TO HIS OWN COUNTRY, AND FOR SAFETY DISGUISED HIMSELF AS AN OLD BEGGAR MAN 145

VIII. ULYSSES COMES DISGUISED AS A BEGGAR TO HIS OWN PALACE 153

IX. THE SLAYING OF THE WOOERS 163

X. THE END 168

THE FLEECE OF GOLD

I. THE CHILDREN OF THE CLOUD. 172

II. THE SEARCH FOR THE FLEECE 180

III. THE WINNING OF THE FLEECE 191

THESEUS

I. THE WEDDING OF AETHRA 201

II. THE BOYHOOD OF THESEUS 205

III. ADVENTURES OF THESEUS 211

IV. THESEUS FINDS HIS FATHER 226

V. HERALDS COME FOR TRIBUTE 233

VI. THESEUS IN CRETE 239

VII. THE SLAYING OF THE MINOTAUR 247

PERSEUS

I. THE PRISON OF DANAE 254

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