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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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Review: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

User Review  - Crito - Goodreads

A decent TL;DR of Homer, Heisod, Ovid, and other greek and roman poets and playwrights. There's some good scholarly compiling work done here but I question the worth of it. It's mostly a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jason Crane - Goodreads

Turns out I knew the details of very few of these stories, even though I knew the names of the characters. A fun read. Read full review

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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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