Mythology, Volume 1969, Part 3

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Penguin Books, 1969 - Fiction - 335 pages
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A collection of Greek and Roman myths from various classical sources arranged in section on the gods and early heroes, love and adventure stories, heroes before and during the Trojan War, and lesser myths. Includes a brief section on Norse mythology.

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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
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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

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The Two Great Gods of Earth
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About the author (1969)

Edith Hamilton was born in 1967 in Dresden, Germany to American parents. She attended Miss Porter's School until her father's business went bankrupt, at which point Edith and her sisters taught themselves. Edith decided to become a teacher to support herself and attended Bryn Mawr, gaining a European Fellowship. While studying in Leipzig and Munich, Hamilton received a job offer from M. Carey Thomas to return to the States and Head the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore. Hamilton was just 29. She returned and accepted the position but never truly enjoyed the job. It wasn't until she retired that Hamilton found her calling. She moved to New York City and made friends with the theatrical and literary groups. In 1930, her book "The Greek Way" was published and Hamilton gained world renown as a classicist. It was her great honor to be made an honorary citizen of Athens in 1957. Edith Hamilton died in 1963.

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