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  • 24 May 2019
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summary Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes read & download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Edith Hamilton Edith Hamilton ✓ 9 free read Retells these stories with brilliant clarity but shows us how the ancients saw their own place in the world and how their themes echo in our consciousness today An essential part of every home library Mythology is the definitive volume for anyone who wants to know the key dramas the primary character. This book makes me feel smarter says my GR friend in her review of this book I worked the same for meGreek Roman and Norse mythologies are so old because they have been in existence thousands and thousands of years even before Christ was born No wonder that many literary works have been based on them Even the names of the planets and the stars Even the names of my mortal as they are relatives and friends I have a nephew by a cousin in Canada whose name is Hector but he does not write stories as his passion is on computers In the island where I grew up there was a boy named Apollo who was naked the whole day that I could see his wang dangling while we played and he oftentimes cried when he lost in our games and I thought that while reading this book he did not even have a slight semblance of the Greek god he was named after Along Roxas Boulevard there is a niteclub called Athena where I bring company male visitors if they are giving me hints that they would like to see naked dancing Filipinas Well I am just trying to be a gracious hospitable host allowing my foreigner friends happy during their visit But I think that none of those girls exhibit wisdom reason and chastity that are the virtues of the goddess their place of work was named after Maybe their freuent ordering of ladies drink while they reason that they are thirsty can be considered as wisdom but please pardon me if I don t comment about chastityMy favorite part is the Trojan War I know I know I have not read Homer s The Iliad and I am ashamed Prior to reading this book I thought that Troy is Brad Pitt This book taught me that Troy was a city and Brad Pitt s name in the movie should have been Achilles I was also amazed to learn that Perseus was really the one who severed Medusa s snake decorated head just like in Rick Rioldan s Percy Jackson and the Olympian s The Lightning Thief So Rioldan really stuck to the myth after allHamilton s re telling of those old myths is considerably interesting I just can t remember all those hard to pronounce many names However the knowledge that I got reading each story was really overwhelming This is really a book that needs to be read by everyoneThank you Atty Moniue for recommending this book to me You re such a smart lady and I am happy to be your friend Let s buddy read Bulfinch soon After We Collided place in the world and how their themes echo in our consciousness today An essential Die Herrenschneiderei part of every home library Mythology is the definitive volume for anyone who wants to know the key dramas the Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone played and he oftentimes cried when he lost in our games and I thought that while reading this book he did not even have a slight semblance of the Greek god he was named after Along Roxas Boulevard there is a niteclub called Athena where I bring company male visitors if they are giving me hints that they would like to see naked dancing Filipinas Well I am just trying to be a gracious hospitable host allowing my foreigner friends happy during their visit But I think that none of those girls exhibit wisdom reason and chastity that are the virtues of the goddess their Pretend God Is Deaf place of work was named after Maybe their freuent ordering of ladies drink while they reason that they are thirsty can be considered as wisdom but Cased Images Tintypes KwikGuide please Las Puertas Del Amor pardon me if I don t comment about chastityMy favorite Discoveries Voodoo Search for the Spirit Discoveries Abrams part is the Trojan War I know I know I have not read Homer s The Iliad and I am ashamed Prior to reading this book I thought that Troy is Brad Pitt This book taught me that Troy was a city and Brad Pitt s name in the movie should have been Achilles I was also amazed to learn that Perseus was really the one who severed Medusa s snake decorated head just like in Rick Rioldan s Percy Jackson and the Olympian s The Lightning Thief So Rioldan really stuck to the myth after allHamilton s re telling of those old myths is considerably interesting I just can t remember all those hard to

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summary Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes read & download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Edith Hamilton Edith Hamilton ✓ 9 free read For nearly seventy 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 Edith Hamilton's classic collection not only. This is the second in a series of six reviews focusing on books about Greek mythology The books included in this comparative evaluation areBulfinch s Mythology Modern Library Paperback Edition 2004Mythology by Edith Hamilton originally published in 1942 Back Bay Books edition of 1998The Greek Myths by Robert Graves Penguin Books combined edition 1992Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece by Gustav Schwab Pantheon Books copyright 1946Don t Know Much About Mythology by Kenneth C Davis Harper Collins 2005Myths of the Ancient Greeks by Richard P Martin New American Library 2003Goodreads is not really set up to handle comparative reviews smoothly so the discussion is split across the six book reviews Thus I ve tried to evaluate each book on its own particular merits and also give some idea of how it stacks up relative to the others I based the comparative evaluation on three main general criteria readability accuracy and scope breadth and depth of coverage I also looked at how each book handled two particular examples the life of Hercules and the story of Philomela and Procne More details about the comparison can be found in the introduction to the first review Bulfinch evaluation 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 You end up second guessing yourself maybe the classic status is causing you to be unduly deferential Or maybe you re overcompensating by being too meanOne thing became clear to me as I read these books Although the myths remain unchanged the way that we think about them has evolved considerably over the last 150 years This is one reason why the bowdlerized myths presented to us by Bulfinch in which each story is rendered moribund by being stripped of all reference to sex violence or any hint of unpleasantness are so unsatisfactory to a 21st century reader Fortunately Edith Hamilton is no prude Her enthusiasm for the stories in Mythology is evident throughout the book At times she comes across as a woman on a mission her conviction about the importance of these myths in Western culture is so passionate that she is determined to spread the message to a broader audience She is scrupulous about identifying her source materials on this point Bulfinch is sadly dilettante than scholar She knows how to structure a narrative Her prose is clear and reasonably accessible slightly dated but largely unburdened by archaic language or academic jargon Mythology even comes with a bunch of nifty illustrations done by someone with the improbable name of Steele Savage with a great fondness for winged horses apparently Though her first book wasn t published until she was in her sixties her work achieved great popular success Book of the Month Club selection in 1957 honorary citizenship of Athens a highly laudatory obit in the New York Times when she finally died at age 95 what s not to loveTo sum up the points in its favor Hamilton does well on the three basic criteria accessibility credibility extent of coverage the writing is clear she is commendably rigorous about sourcing and there are no glaring gaps in the extent of coverage Both of my test myths were covered well the story of Procne and Philomela particularly so The family trees for the major Gods and important families of mortals are a really useful featureI wish that I liked Mythology better But I have no great love for this book That 3rd star was given only because I felt obliged to acknowledge her superiority to Bulfinch But for me the book has an inescapable Reader s Digest feel to it Yeah the writing is clear It s adeuate but never than that it never takes off even in those obvious places where you think it must I know this is an unfair comparison but earlier in the month I had been reading Oscar Wilde s stories for children as well as some of Kipling s poetry and I kept waiting for Hamilton to dazzle me even just a little bit But she never did And those nifty illustrations Cheesy beyond belief 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 Finally it should be noted that Hamilton s retelling of the Greek myths is based solely on her study of the classical literature she had never been to Greece and had no archaeological experience Examination of myth from an anthropological or psychological perspective is also absent There is about a page of rambling prose in the introduction in which the words myth religion and Nature appear together prominently but no coherent thesis is advanced Sometimes Hamilton is opinionated to a fault Intelligence did not figure largely in anything he did and was often conspicuously absent about HerculesThe terrifying irrational has no place in classical mythology Magic is almost nonexistent Ghosts never appear on earth in any Greek storyI don t really mind if she disses Hercules but her gratuitous dissing of my boy Ovid really didn t win her any points All in all reading Mythology was not as much fun as I had expected I m not sure that it deserves to be considered a true classic

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summary Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes read & download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Edith Hamilton Edith Hamilton ✓ 9 free read S the triumphs failures fears and hopes first narrated thousands of years ago and is still spellbinding to this dayEdith Hamilton is the acclaimed author of The Greek Way and The Roman Way which have been read by generations of readers around the world She was made an honorary citizen of Athens in 195. This is one of those books you hear about and then buy in a used bookstore and it languishes on your bookshelves for years until you finally pick it up and then you just end up thinking to yourself why didn t I pick this up sooner Only it s also one of those books that really works better as a reference than as a book you sit down and read from cover to cover I read this book over the course of most of February in bits and pieces and it worked well that wayThis book is a classic for a reason It s at once a primer on world mythology and a pretty exhausting compendium of pretty much any myth or godlike figure you d want to know about with an emphasis on western mythologies which is a bit of a shame I would have liked to see what Hamilton would have had to say about eastern myths or African ones But my favorite bits were actually her little insights here and there into how the mythology was influenced by the historical culture of the times I loved when she took little digs at historical writers like Sophocles or Pliny or whoever There was this one guy whose name I m forgetting at the moment whom you can tell she just despised but was too polite to say And this dude lived 2000 years or before she did HilariousShe spends the most time on Greek mythology it seems to be her favorite And she made the claim in one of the intros that the Greeks mythology was different from the others because reasons At that point I was like okay lady but maybe its just your favorite and you re kind of biasedAnyway definitely a valuable book to have on my shelvesRead Harder Challenge 2019 A book of mythology or folklore