Sagen des Klassischen Altertums (page 1/2)

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[picture: The Book Cover]

Images from Die schönsten Sagen des Klassischen Altertums (the most beautiful legends of classical antiquity) by Gustav Schwab, 1888.

At least part of this book seems to be online at www.sagen.at. If you don’t speak read German, you can enter the URL into the Google search bar and get a machine translation of the pages.

Title: Sagen des Klassischen Altertums

Author: Schwab, Gustav

Published by: J. M. Gebhardt's Berlag

City: Leipzig

Date: 1882

Total items: 10

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Herkules in Kampfe gegen die lernäische Schlange.]

Herkules in Kampfe gegen die lernäische Schlange.

The mighty hero Herakles (Hercules) is about to slay the Hydra. He appears to be barefoot and naked, but there is a lion-skin cloak on his back part of which conceals [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: The title page]

The title page

The text (in German) reads as follows, as best as I can make it out; corrections and an English translation would be very welcome: [more...] [$]

[picture: The Book Cover]

The Book Cover

The cover of the book is red and black with gold foil. [$]

[picture: Apollo beschuekt die Leiche Hektors]

Apollo beschuekt die Leiche Hektors

Hector tried to tire [Achilles] by running around the walls of Troy with Achilles in hot pursuit. He caught him on the third lap around and killed him. He then took his armor, tied the corpse behind his chariot and dragged him behind it around the walls of Troy. Even after he buried Patroclus and sacrificed many, many animals to him, he still dragged [...]Characters of Greek Mythology, established by Tonya James] [more...] [$]

[picture: Odysseus und Polyphem]

Odysseus und Polyphem

Odysseus and Polyphem [more...] [$]


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Images from Die schönsten Sagen des Klassischen Altertums (the most beautiful legends of classical antiquity) by Gustav Schwab, 1888.

At least part of this book seems to be online at www.sagen.at. If you don’t speak read German, you can enter the URL into the Google search bar and get a machine translation of the pages.


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