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  • Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes
  • Edith Hamilton
  • English
  • 23 July 2017
  • 9780446574754

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Edith Hamilton Ì 0 DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ✓ Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes 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. 4 StarsWow So this took me almost a full year to get through And no I m not actually joking shocking I know GR says I started this in Augustof 2018 But what can I say Aside from the fact that I am probably just too dumb and too uncultured to truly enjoy this thing to it s full capacityI m also not a pretentious asshole who is going to pretend I lurved it to pieces just to look smart And no I am not suggesting anyone who says they love this is a liar One of my BBF GR buds Ana O really does love this But she s also way smarter and interesting than me so there s that Don t get me wrong though I really enjoyed the book as a whole especially the stunning artwork as I m a sucker for pretty pictures but not gonna lie I got confused by all the names and incest and relationships a lot And I am one of those people who will flip back to the family tree or index pages to refresh my memory which is probably one of the many reasons why it took me so long to read this But I digress I love that I read this because it definitely taught me that a lot of things I thought I knew about mythology was totally incorrect But that s what happens when you trust the accuracy of Hollywood Marvel and Percy Jackson as applied to REAL mythology My bad I also love knowing that I now have this beautiful book on my shelves for future reference So I consider this a win and I m glad I thoughtfully read every page instead of rushing through it Thanks Ana for the recommendation

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Edith Hamilton Ì 0 DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ✓ Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes 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

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Edith Hamilton Ì 0 DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ✓ Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes 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