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User Review  - Marse - LibraryThing

Since the "stories" of the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses are not a single written tale, most authors of compilations of this sort piece together a narrative from various sources: plays, poems ... Read full review

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

For just breezing through with the essentials and some scary detail, Hamilton is fine. Also, some great, if somewhat campy [now] illustrations. Read full review

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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.

Love this!

User Review  - Laura A. -

As a teacher i have found this resource indispensible in the past and now I have a hardback copy for my own personal collection. Read full review


User Review  - preethest -

Was expecting just the stories nice that it gives versions and back stories. Read full review

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