Mythology

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Little, Brown, Jun 25, 2012 - History - 512 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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Though literately written, this book seems to only express the thoughts and opinions of the author. Not only is this book bias and opinionated , but it also continues to call the nation of New Guinea primitive and is compared to the jungles of a "prehistoric jungle". Finally, the author tends to cherry pick from anywhere she finds to support her case. The author has a good sense of literacy but is poor in determining the best way to 'satisfy' the entire topic. 

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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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