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Edith Hamilton loved the ancient Western myths with a passion--and this classic compendium is her tribute. "The tales of Greek mythology do not throw any clear light upon what early mankind was like," Hamilton explains in her introduction. "They do throw an abundance of light upon what early Greeks were like--a matter, it would seem, of more importance to us, who are their descendents intellectually, artistically, and politically. Nothing we learn about them is alien to ourselves." Fans of Greek mythology will find all the great stories and characters here--Perseus, Hercules, and Odysseus--each discussed in generous detail by the voice of an impressively knowledgeable and engaging (with occasional lapses) narrator. This is also an excellent primer for middle- and high-school students who are studying ancient Greek and Roman culture and literature. --Gail Hudson
'One of the great teachers and scholars of our time' -- WALL STREET JOURNALSee all Product Description
I ordered this book for my sister. She used to have this back in high school.Published 11 months ago by Bulaga26
Je m'attendais à une sorte d'histoire mais pas à un genre d'encyclopédie. alors c'est plus un livre didactique ou de référence.Published on Jan. 8 2013 by Alain Fournier
The book was pretty objectively written with a slight tint - here and there - of personal opinion and attitude towards certain beliefs. Read morePublished on July 28 2012 by inford34
Excellent book on Greek and Roman mythology. The storytelling is well done to capture the reader. I personally own two copies. Read morePublished on July 16 2012 by Michel
In my opinion, mythology is a very interesting subject that helps us better understand past cultures' lifestyles and many of the stories are extremely enjoyable. Read morePublished on July 15 2004 by Eric Blanton
I have been interested in Mythology for quite some time now, and when one of my teachers mentioned a voluntary summer class on mythology with no credit offerred I was quite... Read morePublished on May 25 2004
Mythology by Edith Hamilton is a wonderful book for anyone who loves the stories of gods and heroes as much as I do. Read morePublished on May 16 2004