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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

User Review  - fawn - Goodreads

A great guide to Greek and Latin mythology! There was also a brief but informative introduction to main concepts and gods of Norse mythology in the back. 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 chronological ... Read full review

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

More of a textbook than anything. She managed to make some wonderful tales dry and boring. Good as resource material, but very dry, academic reading. Read full review

Review: Mythology

User Review  - Mike Reynolds - Goodreads

I love the Greek myths. There isn't anything terribly compelling here, but it is a nice presentation of the stories. Read full review

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