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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My only complaint is that in her effort to make it light reading perhaps, the author avoided the full range of Greek names and other details in the myths, when she should have kept them and even expand on them with a bit of etymology. This week, we're talking Prophet Song, Paul Lynch, Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus, and "Rabbit Test", Samantha Mills. I knew that before purchasing it but still somewhat a shame, that there are never revised versions that included much more Norse Mythology. From the extracts the textual content seems the same but where it seems to differ are the illustrations and the position of the Contents in the book. And she made the claim in one of the intros that the Greeks' mythology was different from the others, because reasons.

So far I've read Norse Gods and the Adventures of Odysseus for my Myth course at Uni and they're really helping my wider reading without bogging me down in excessive reading. I never really understood back then why it seemed that I was one of the few who enjoyed reading this and majority of our class despised having to be given the assignment to read it.Opinions are great, and she often accompanies them with some interesting facts, but I feel like a little more subtlety or, on occasion, impartiality would’ve made it a little less jarring. I like to bring other sources (the main one being Gods and Heroes by Korwin Briggs) to class to do a bit of a show ‘n’ tell and I also love inundating my students with suggested viewing and reading related to our current studies. I'm not qualified to give a scholarly opinion on the book, but I would liked to have read more on the Norse Gods.

For 75 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. So you cover stories and characters from a number of the most important texts that remain of Greek and Roman mythology (ie. Anyway, Zeus escaped the same fate as his siblings for… reasons, the prophecy was fulfilled, the kids were regurgitated etc. John William Waterhouse, Echo and Narcissus, in which Echo (who can only echo what other people say) fails to save Narcissus from drowning himself while admiring his own wonderful visage. Hamilton traveled to Greece in 1957 to be made an honorary citizen of Athens and to see a performance in front of the Acropolis of one of her translations of Greek plays.You end up second-guessing yourself - maybe the classic status is causing you to be unduly deferential.

There are a few inaccuracies, and she barely mentions things like Hercules' trials or the Voyage of the Argo, which are studied in much greater depth generally.But before I let it go, I picked up Hamilton's book, and checked out the index entries for Eumenides (248) and Furies (see Erinyes) - so to Erinyes, where among other entries was (Orestes pursued by, 246-248) - which closed the circle. We have two copies of Mythology in our house—one from high school and one that I picked up along the way from a relative who was downsizing. One could add many more but overall in this book one can see clearly the basis of a civilisation that was destined to become great and provide Europe with its mind and soul. You actually finish the book with a pretty good idea of who all the major authors of Greek and Roman Mythology were and some of their storytelling traits. You got to be kidding, I remember the basics and it has already helped in my classic reads when these figures show up and if my memory fails, I can look here as a reference.

This leads to another problem with 'Mythologies' in that Hamilton refers to both Greek and Latin origins, all clearly marked in the introductions to each story, and then retells the stories in her own words. A great introduction to greek and roman mythology with reasoning behind why she decided to include (or not include) every section and story. Não li nada que já não soubesse, mas li-o pela mão de uma verdadeira apaixonada, de uma comunicadora excelsa, de uma fantástica perita que abriu caminho a muitas outras mulheres no campo dos Estudos Clássicos. It is precisely the original stories I want to be told about or at least I want a thorough comparison!

There are Heracles 12 labours which were so super condensed (akin to a summary), portions of the Aeneid I felt it (mainly second half) and aspects of the Iliad section. However, I really need to point this out again: this is supposed to be a comprehensive work of mythology as a whole! Her father had begun teaching her Latin, then French, German, and Greek when she was only 7 years old which probably was a factor in her interests later and her great scholarly success.



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