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

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

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

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These reasons are unsavory and political, the stories are later, and they are unsatisfactory in the extreme, compared to the Volsungasaga. It looks really cool and considering the other reviews my book wasn’t damaged at all and arrived it excellent shape!

This deluxe, hardcover edition is fully-illustrated throughout with all-new, specially commissioned art, making it a true collector’s item. We work closely with publishers and authors to ensure that we offer the best books on the market for your child. For more than seven decades readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the enchanting world of mythology — from Odysseus’s adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin’s effort to postpone the final day of doom. Her father began teaching her Latin when she was seven years old and soon added Greek, French, and German to her curriculum.

It's not just the over-representation of winged steeds, there's also way too much use of the threatening dark thundercloud effect, and the human figures are invariably depicted as shrieking heavenward as they shake their evidently double-jointed limbs in panic. I was stressing out last night over trying to get a handle on the third part of Aeschylus' Oresteia, The Eumenides. Hamilton's education continued at Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut and at Bryn Mawr College near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from which she graduated in 1894 with an M. Really, not a single fuck was given as she whistled through some really great material without doing it a lick of justice. You’ll walk away from reading Hamilton’s ‘Mythology’ with a stronger appreciation for the term ‘Greek Tragedy’.

More often than not she shares with us the particular poet’s version she has taken inspiration from in her retelling and any others she has borrowed from as supplementation. This book taught me that Troy was a city and Brad Pitt's name in the movie should have been Achilles. One of the problems in this whole undertaking is that some of the books on the list are acknowledged to be "classics", which makes it harder to review them objectively. Niobe, daughter of Tantalus, disrespected the Goddess Leto by exclaiming to the people that they should worship and burn incense to her and not to the Goddess.

She was born in Dresden in 1867 but grew up in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, where she also got her BA and MA degrees for which she won the Mary E. Sometimes she berates the lesser attempts and I appreciated the balance, especially since she explains her critique.

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It is a shame since the writing style was much more engaging but it wouldn't be right to rate it any higher. The book has thick hard cover, with thick quality pages, beautiful strong colour plates and stitch binding. The introduction includes commentary on the major classical poets used as sources, and on how changing cultures have led to changing characterizations of the deities and their myths. Pindar in the early fifth century tells the tale about the feast Tantalus made the gods and protests that it is not true.

The truth is, she could’ve excluded the final 20 pages and sold this solely as ‘Greek Mythology’ and I may have given it 5 stars. All her knowledge came from classic literature; she has never been to Greece, and never participated in archaeology. What's more (displaying my ignorance here) I was confused over the title of the play, and some of the main protagonists of the play, the Furies. Reading this you get to understand the culture of the Greeks, what they believed in and the values of these stories.I was enjoying this so much that sometimes I wished more was explained on why different versions of the same myth exist, but liked how Edith Hamilton is not shy of making it clear which versions she prefers. Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the word and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, and e-book. Anyway, Zeus escaped the same fate as his siblings for… reasons, the prophecy was fulfilled, the kids were regurgitated etc. It is not included in promotions available to our main range products, as stated in our terms of service. For more than seven decades readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the enchanting world of mythology -- from Odysseus's adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin's effort to postpone the final day of doom.



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