Front Cover
Little, Brown, Jan 30, 1942 - Fiction - 497 pages
50 Reviews
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, mass market paperback, and e-book. 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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

An excellent overview of Greek/Roman myths. - Goodreads
For an intro to Greek mythology, you could do worse. - Goodreads
A great selection of Greek and Roman mythology. - Goodreads
My other goal was to become a better reader and writer. - Goodreads

Review: Mythology

User Review  - John Ashline - Goodreads

A great selection of Greek and Roman mythology. Hamilton boils the stories down a bit, so you get a concise telling. The two (tiny) chapters on Norse myths seem to be almost an afterthought. I'd love to read more Norse mythology... Read full review

Review: Mythology

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

I actually am one of those people that really enjoy Greek Mythology. That's why I read this book; it was really long but (most of) it was enjoyable. I didn't like the Trojan War, or the Quest for the ... Read full review

About the author (1942)

Edith Hamilton (1868-1963) was born of American parents in Dresden, Germany, and grew up in Indiana. Through the first quarter of the twentieth century she was the headmistress of the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore. Upon retiring, she began to write about the civilizations of the ancient world and soon gained world renown as a classicist. Her celebrated and bestselling books include Mythology, The Greek Way, The Roman Way, and The Echo of Greece. She regarded as the high point of her life a 1957 ceremony in which King Paul of Greece named her an honorary citizen of Athens.

Bibliographic information