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

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You actually finish the book with a pretty good idea of who all the major authors of Greek and Roman Mythology were and some of their storytelling traits. Durante mais de 20 anos fez carreira como diretora numa escola para raparigas - onde defendeu a importância da educação das mulheres.

Though her first book wasn't published until she was in her sixties, her work achieved great popular success. No ano seguinte faria uma passagem por Leipzig e Munique (onde, juntamente com a irmã, foi das primeiras mulheres a frequentar as aulas dessa Universidade). It's almost as bad as Bulfinch telling the readers which myths are Christian enough to be included and which had to be shortened/changed for his "genteel" readers. Among many other things, she was partly responsible for the Fall of Troy and wholly responsible for sending Hercules insane, resulting in the murder of his wife and children. One could add many more but overall in this book one can see clearly the basis of a civilisation that was destined to become great and provide Europe with its mind and soul.I haven't attempted Ovid or Hesiod, but this is where I would undoubtedly start whenever decide to do so. Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton’s Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller. 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.

Indeed this book from the 40s gives a superb view of Greek Mythology (includes also Roman and Norse).I was happy to have the recommendation of Edith Hamilton's Mythology from my Goodreads friend, Beverly about a year ago, when I was looking for a book that would help me understand this subject better. We work closely with publishers and authors to ensure that we offer the best books on the market for your child.

The book has thick hard cover, with thick quality pages, beautiful strong colour plates and stitch binding. I'm not qualified to give a scholarly opinion on the book, but I would liked to have read more on the Norse Gods. I declared August "History Month" and read, amongst various others, Bulfinch's Mythology of which I was quite disappointed.What also made this easy to listen to are the clear chapter headings stated at the beginning of each chapter – this sounds obvious, but having listened to a few non-fiction audiobooks this doesn’t always happen, where then I have to keep checking my device to see what chapter was playing to be less lost. uk/landing-page/little-brown-book-group/little-brown-book-group-company-information/">Little, Brown Book Group Limited.

I know most of my real life friends read this in the 10th grade, but my class read The Odyssey only and I've always meant to get to this book but didn't until now. What I got was an extremely thorough set of retellings (with impeccably named sources) by Hamilton of virtually every classical (Greek and Roman) myth ever told), with the very strange inclusion of approximately 20 pages of Norse myths.For 75 years readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the thrilling, enchanting, and fascinating world of Western mythology-from Odysseus’s adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin’s effort to postpone the final day of doom. The unfortunate bit is that she always channels her anger towards the women, who are often unaware that they are getting it on with the almighty himself, and/or the children that they give birth to.

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