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Little, Brown, Jan 30, 1942 - Fiction - 497 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, 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.

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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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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

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.

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