This volume aims to bring 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. Readers are introduced to the Greek gods on Olympus and Norse gods in Valhalla and can 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, and discover the origins of the names of the constellations. The book explores the reference points for works of art, literature and cultural inquiry.
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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
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