Mythology

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Little, Brown, 1942 - Mythology - 497 pages
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There has long been a need for the stories of ancient mythology written to appeal to the twentieth-century mind. Edith Hamilton's orderly and lucid presentation of Greek, Roman and Norse mythology promises the casual reader and the avid student a sound, modern and adult key to the foundation stones of world literature. She has not been content to be merely a reteller of tales. She has blended and organized the sometimes conflicting myths of the early storytellers, molding them with vivid clarity.

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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
Written in a very clear, but still descriptive, prose. - Goodreads

Review: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

User Review  - William Schram - Goodreads

A collection of stories of Greek and Roman myth. An excellent introduction to mythology in general and a wonderful collection. Read full review

Review: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

User Review  - Laertes - Goodreads

7.75/10 Great book for one who wants a basic understanding of the greek myths and key figures. Written in a very clear, but still descriptive, prose. Hamilton names the sources for each myth before ... 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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