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If you feel an affinity to Greek Mythology, this is the standard and as such you'll love it (especially Hamilton's whimsical distaste for the Latinists.) If you don't like Greek Mythology, for whatever reason--never mind that this is a personal failing on your part--then you'll hate this wonderful treasure.
For adults and children alike. One of this books best traits is that Hamilton includes her sources and the rational behind them before each myth. Essentially Hamilton is saying: "Want to learn more about the royal houses of Ancient Greece? Read these poets, and here's why I chose to take from these three. Oh, you don't care about my sources? Fine, here is my excellent account of Herakles. Enjoy."
 

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One of the best narrative mythology books written with a language that one can still relate to. No religious influences on the judging of calendars which is a breath of fresh air compared to the numerous books written by Western scholars on classical mythology. The Norse mythology section could either have been omitted entirely or written in another book because it simply doesn't get the same level of dedication from the author as it deserves but to me, it gave me the initial glimpse I needed into the mythology of the Scandinavians that made me go on to buy other books that quenched my thirst. All in all, I loved this book. 

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uh oh with these bad reviews im not sure i want to read it. although i have no choice because i have to read it for school.

Review: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

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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User Review  - Becky Thompson - Goodreads

Excellent! A perfect reference that reads like a novel! Read full review

Review: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

User Review  - Romane Dela Gracia - Goodreads

A friend of mine lend me the book and it was so awesome! Up until now, I haven't read all the stories, but I especially love the part about Cupid and Psyche. I didn't read the stories in order and I ... Read full review

Review: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

The definitive book on Greek Mythology - there's a bit of Norse as well. Read full review

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