Little, Brown, Jun 25, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 512 pages
The world-renowned classic that has enthralled and delighted millions of readers with its timeless tales of gods and heroes.
Edith Hamilton's mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture-the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present.
We follow the drama of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus. We hear the tales of Jason and the Golden Fleece, Cupid and Psyche, and mighty King Midas. We discover the origins of the names of the constellations. And we recognize reference points for countless works for art, literature and culture inquiry-from Freud's Oedipus complex to Wagner's Ring Cycle of operas to Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra
Both a reference text for scholars of all ages and a book to simply enjoy, Mythology is a classic not to be missed.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - justagirlwithabook - LibraryThing
Edith Hamilton provides a good overview of mythology and all the basics. This used to be required reading for 8th graders (to teach) but it has since been pushed to the side, which I was quite happy ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jrissman - LibraryThing
Upsides: Contains very many stories. Very clearly told. Hamilton mentions the primary sources she used for each myth (which ancient playwrights, authors, etc. she draws from). Downsides: Hamilton can ... Read full review