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Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition

Edith Hamilton, Jim Tierney

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Fiction, Reference works, Ancient religions & mythologies, Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage)

A new edition of the world-renowned classic that has enthralled and delighted millions of readers with its timeless tales of gods and heroes.

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 hear the tales of Jason and the Golden Fleece, Cupid and Psyche, and might King Midas. 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.

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Praise for Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition

  • No one in modern times has shown us more vividly than Edith Hamilton 'the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome - NEW YORK TIMES

  • One of the great teachers and scholars of our time - WALL STREET JOURNAL

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