Josephine Preston Peabody (George Peabody) was an American writer of verse dramas and of poetry that ranged from precise, ethereal verse to works of social concern. One of her most famous works became the collection “Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew”, published in 1894, that includes the fanciest versions of the most interesting myths. “Atalanta's Race” is the legend about the maiden Atalanta, who decided to live unwed, therefor she devised a plan to be rid of all her suitors. Known far and wide as the swiftest runner of her time, Atalanta declared that she would only marry that man who could outstrip her in the race. But all who dared to try and failed must be put to death… Start your journey to the ancient world of powerful gods and fearless heroes with “Atalanta's Race”!