Mythology by Edith Hamilton

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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 in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, and e-book. Mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths and legends that are the keystone of Western culture - the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present.

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Edith Hamilton (1868-1963) was born of American parents in Dresden, Germany, and grew up in Indiana. Through the first quarter of the twentieth century she was the headmistress of the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore. Upon retiring, she began to write about the civilizations of the ancient world and soon gained world renown as a classicist. Her celebrated and bestselling books include Mythology, The Greek Way, The Roman Way, and The Echo of Greece. She regarded as the high point of her life a 1957 ceremony in which King Paul of Greece named her an honorary citizen of Athens.
Published June 25, 2012 by Little, Brown and Company. 445 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, History, Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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With stories that explain the Greek and Roman origins of certain words and expressions, the book gives children something different from the standard dumbed-down Edith Hamilton.

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Philip Freeman brings impressive credentials to this book on Greek and Roman mythology.

May 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Mythology

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In the first film, Perseus’ mortal family was killed by the gods and the entire conceit of the film is that he is rebelling against them as a result.

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