Mythology

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Little, Brown, Jun 25, 2012 - History - 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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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

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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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