[PDF/EBOOK] Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

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  • Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes
  • Edith Hamilton
  • English
  • 06 August 2020
  • 9780446574754

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characters Ò eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Edith Hamilton Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes characters õ 7 Edith Hamilton ´ 7 free download 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. 4 stars Basically this gif sums up most of Greek mythologyNot even kidding a little bitAnyways mythology is always something I was interested in and loved it s in so much of our everyday life still in the stories we tell and our history 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 nowI listened to the audio of this book during my work commutes and I liked it because it was a bunch of stories so I didn t have to keep track of a lot Many stories were familiar some I had heard different versions and some I had never heard Hamilton while not indulging in graphic details does not shy away from some of the harsher aspects of these stories and I found myself making faces while listening I also really liked how Hamilton told the reader her sources on where she got these stories from and if from different writers how many years apart they wereI was a history major in college so this was fascinating to me I get that it s not for everyone but if you want to learn about mythology in general this is the book for youFollow me on Facebook Blog Instagram Twitter Successful Local Broadcast Sales is still spellbinding to this dayEdith Hamilton WITH MUSKET AND TOMAHAWK The Turning Point of the Revolution Saratoga 1777 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 Slaughterhouse Indigo Hackmaster Fantasy Roleplaying is always something I was With Musket and Tomahawk Volume II interested Shakespeare's Use of the Arts of Language it s The Savage in Judaism An Anthropology of Israelite Religion and Ancient Judaism A Midland Book in so much of our everyday life still Fergus and the Night Demon in the stories we tell and our history I know most of my real life friends read this Chaos The Zara Chronicles #5 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 nowI listened to the audio of this book during my work commutes and I liked Saved by the Viking it because The Poodle An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet Owner's Guides to a Happy Healthy Pet it was a bunch of stories so I didn t have to keep track of a lot Many stories were familiar some I had heard different versions and some I had never heard Hamilton while not When I Got Busy I Got Better indulging Stay Up with Hugo Best in graphic details does not shy away from some of the harsher aspects of these stories and I found myself making faces while listening I also really liked how Hamilton told the reader her sources on where she got these stories from and Here To Stay if from different writers how many years apart they wereI was a history major Addresses on the Gospel of John in college so this was fascinating to me I get that Addresses on the Gospel of John it s not for everyone but The Big Idea Science Book if you want to learn about mythology Nienasycenie in general this

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Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

characters Ò eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Edith Hamilton Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes characters õ 7 Edith Hamilton ´ 7 free download 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. Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes Edith HamiltonEdith 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 antiuity 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 mighty 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 inuiry from Freud s Oedipus complex to Wagner s Ring Cycle of operas to Eugene O Neill s Mourning Becomes Electra 2008 1376 442 1387 438 440 9789645960122 20 1379 461 9647100019 1387 473 978964856808 1355 1369 1386 11041399 The Geezers in our consciousness today An essential part of every home library Mythology The Better Sister is the definitive volume for anyone who wants to know the key dramas the primary character. Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes Edith HamiltonEdith Hamilton s Mythology succeeds like no other book Oeil pour oeil 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 De försvunna inspired human creativity from antiuity to the present We meet the Greek gods on Olympus and Norse gods A Suitcase Mystery 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 mighty 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

characters Ò eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Edith Hamilton

characters Ò eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Edith Hamilton Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes characters õ 7 Edith Hamilton ´ 7 free download 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