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. Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition will be beloved by fans of Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology of all ages. Brown and Company in , Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of. Editorial Reviews. Review. ''A book of both cultural and critical importance.'' -- New York Times . Edith Hamilton's MYTHOLOGY, originally published in , is one of two classic mythological summaries most readily available to us today.
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Editorial Reviews. plicanodfratran.ga Review. Edith Hamilton loved the ancient Western myths with a #1 Best Sellerin Teen & Young Adult Greek & Roman Myths & Legends. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Edith Hamilton won the National Achievement Award in Edith Hamilton's MYTHOLOGY, originally published in , is one of two classic mythological summaries most readily available to us today. I personally prefer Hamilton's consistent use of distinct Greek and Roman names. Edith Hamilton's mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the and Heroes By Edith Hamilton,Read Ebook [PDF] Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods Fans of Greek mythology will find all the great stories and characters.
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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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Would you like us to take another look at this review? No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! You've successfully reported this review. Nothing we learn about them is alien to ourselves. This is also an excellent primer for middle- and high-school students who are studying ancient Greek and Roman culture and literature.
Hamilton arranged her rich material with the idea of achieving the maximum sense and readability From Odysseus's adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin's effort to postpone the final day of doom, Edith Hamilton's classic collection not only retells these stories with brilliant clarity but shows us how the ancients saw their own place in the world and how their themes echo in our consciousness today.
An essential part of every home library, MYTHOLOGY is the definitive volume for anyone who wants to know the key dramas, the primary characters, the triumphs, failures, fears, and hopes first narrated thousands of years ago -- and still spellbinding to this day.
Customer Reviews Most helpful customer reviews 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful. Read it in High School. My husband did too, but lost his well-worn copy along the way, so I got him a NEW one for his birthday!
A Valuable Resource By A. Walrus I have just finished reading this book again for the first time in nearly fifty years and was delighted to find that it has lost none of its ability to excite and fascinate after all this time. I especially enjoyed Hamilton's sharp critiques of the Greek, Roman and Norse authors who provided her source material as well as her skillful ability to merge details from several different versions of most of the legends into seamless, compelling stories.
Scholarly and yet accessible to the general reader, this book is absolutely essential reading for anyone who is interested in understanding the roots of Western civilization.
Now, as a teacher of English at the high school level myself, I have re-read and recommended this book to a great many students. For someone wanting to delve deeper into Norse, Greek, and Roman mythology, but not yet ready for the commitment that Bullfinch might take. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. 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 meet the Greek gods on Olympus and Norse gods in Valhalla. We follow the drama of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus.
We discover the origins of the names of the constellations. And we recognize reference points for countless works of art, literature, and cultural inquiry—from Freud's Oedipus complex to Wagner's Ring Cycle of operas to Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra.
Praised throughout the world for its authority and lucidity, Mythology is Edith Hamilton's masterpiece—the standard by which all other books on mythology are measured.Critically praised for its "vivid and graceful prose," the book brought Hamilton immediate acclaim and established her reputation as a scholar.
Dicit possit eam an, liber vocent accusata vim ei. Hamilton credited her father for guiding her towards studies of the classics; he began teaching her Latin when she was seven years old.
Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved. By Fonzwah Samillano. One book reviewer noted that the Greeks, which Hamilton considered the first Westerners, challenged Eastern ways that "remained the same throughout the ages, forever remote from all that is modern.
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