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

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Her prose is clear and reasonably accessible - slightly dated, but largely unburdened by archaic language or academic jargon. It is a shame since the writing style was much more engaging but it wouldn't be right to rate it any higher. I mean this in the sense that whatever your subjective idea of beauty is, that is the form in which the Gods should appear to you. 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. I would say this was great for an overview of Greek mythology but more of an introduction for Roman and Norse mythology.

E sim, tive sempre más notas nas atividades de leitura desde que me lembro - normal já que nunca lia os livros que me impingiam.The main body of work is about the Greeks, added to by Roman mythology (which mostly is adapted Greek mythology if we're being honest). So you cover stories and characters from a number of the most important texts that remain of Greek and Roman mythology (ie. Like many of the other people who have reviewed this book, I first read Hamilton's book on mythology when I was quite young. What I did, was read Fry’s retelling first (containing more in-depth retellings of stories in the first half of this novel), this novel and I will eventually read the primary texts. Mais de mil anos antes de Cristo, na orla da extremidade oriental do Mediterrâneo, havia uma grande cidade muito rica e poderosa, sem rival à superfície da Terra.

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. 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. 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.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. 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. In the introduction it lays clearly the key facts about Hellenic mythology: (1) it is not fables but oral transfer of true events (2) part of it is also pure literature but it is not difficult to identify the literature from factual parts, (3) the cosmos made the gods and not the other way around, (4) Greek myths are rational without magic or fear of the world: the only two witches Circe and Medea are beautiful, attractive women and interesting characters, (5) women are as important as men in the Greek myths and the feminine nature is propelled to a major force in shaping world and society without which the world would not be viable (6) there is no mysticism but rather a fresh love of the natural, the visual and the beautiful: monsters are codenames for volcanoes, earthquakes and other geological phenomena not parts of social life, (7) the myths promote upright ethics, heroism and the idea of a meaningful life, (8) they excite reader's imagination without being fairy tales or unrealistic: realism and imagination go hand in hand. And we recognize reference points for countless works for art, literature and culture inquiry--from Freud's Oedipus complex to Wagner's Ring Cycle of operas to Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra. This story, along with a few others, got me wondering why no one has created any horror adaptations of the Greek Myths.

Her father began teaching her Latin when she was seven years old and soon added Greek, French, and German to her curriculum. Her father began teaching her Latin when she was seven years old and soon added Greek, French and German to her curriculum. 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.My copy of Odyssey (translated by Samuel Butler) does use archaic language and I can live with that. There was once a king who had three daughters, all lovely maidens … Which sounds like Once upon a time there was a …. 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. When I took a folklore course at Uni, it was still considered a standard book for teaching, and I greeted it like the old friend it was.



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