Episode image is a detail from the cover of  Russian Tales And Legends  by Charles Downing, published in 1956 by Oxford University Press; cover illustration by Joan Kiddell-Monroe.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of Russian Tales And Legends by Charles Downing, published in 1956 by Oxford University Press; cover illustration by Joan Kiddell-Monroe.

The theme for this week’s Page One is myths and legends as Charles Adrian digs out tales of gods and heroes from his uncle’s library and shares with you a little of his love for these stories. Suggested further reading, as explained in the podcast: John Keats’ Hyperion, Ovid’s Metamorphoses in Ted Hughes’ translation, and both Ka and The Marriage Of Cadmus And Harmony by Roberto Calasso. None of this is compulsory; no extra marks will be awarded.

Episode released: 5th November, 2013.

Book listing:

The Myths Of Greece And Rome by H.A. Guerber

Scottish Folk Tales And Legends by Barbara Ker Wilson

Irish Sagas And Folk Tales by Eileen O’Faolain

Russian Tales And Legends by Charles Downing

Tales Of The Norse Gods And Heroes by Barbara Leonie Picard

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Charles Adrian