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

Edith Hamilton Jim Tierney

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Little Brown
30 April 2013
Religion & beliefs; Ancient religions & mythologies
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.
By:   Edith Hamilton
Illustrated by:   Jim Tierney
Imprint:   Little Brown
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 211mm,  Width: 142mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   506g
ISBN:   9780316223331
ISBN 10:   0316223336
Pages:   512
Publication Date:   30 April 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  Children/juvenile ,  ELT Advanced ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Edith Hamilton (1868-1963), hailed by the Wall Street Journal as one of the great teachers and scholars of our time, gained world renown through her writings on the civilizations of the ancient world.

Reviews 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.' Filtering the golden essence from the mass of classical literature, she proved how applicable to our daily lives are the humor and wisdom of more than 2,000 years ago. --New York Times Edith Hamilton retells the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths with a sure taste and scholarship that help to restore their quality as perennial and refreshing fables about human nature, including our own. --The New Yorker


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