Mythology

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Penguin Books, 1969 - Fiction - 335 pages
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Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market paperback. Mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths and legends that are the keystone of Western culture -- the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present. This new Back Bay trade paperback edition of Mythology replaces the Meridian edition formerly available from the Penguin Group. In August 1998 a new mass market paperback edition of Mythology published by Warner Books will replace the Mentor/Dutton Signet mass market edition formerly available from the Penguin Group.

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Reference book, used as a reference, HIGHLY USEFUL... - Goodreads
For an intro to Greek mythology, you could do worse. - Goodreads
An excellent overview of Greek/Roman myths. - Goodreads
My other goal was to become a better reader and writer. - Goodreads
Reference book, read cover to cover, BORING... - Goodreads
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I have never read, or even seen, a book quite so straightforward, compact, and simply written that brings together the mythology of the ancient Greeks and Romans (even a little Norse mythology thrown ... Read full review

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Contents

FOREWORD v
13
THE Two GREAT GODS OF EARTH
47
How THE WORLD AND MANKIND WERE
63
Copyright

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Edith Hamilton won the National Achievement Award in 1950, received honorary degrees of Doctor of Letters from Yale University, the University of Rochester, and the University of Pennsylvania, and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1957 she was many an honorary citizen of Athens and was decorated with the Golden Cross of the Order of Benefaction by King Paul of Greece.

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