A vivid retelling of everyone’s favorite childhood myths, updated for adults. It is a gripping narrative of gods, goddesses, and heroes, including the story of creation, the adventures of Hercules, the tale of the Trojan War, the struggles of Antigone, Medea, and Clytemnestra, the tragedy of Oedipus, the amorous adventures of Zeus and the other Olympians, the voyage of Odysseus, the founding of Rome, and much more. Freeman is a classicist and historian. The publisher will also issue an illustrated version rewritten for middle grades. (Simon and Schuster/2011)