Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

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Edith Hamilton loved the ancient Western myths with a passion--and this classic compendium is her tribute. "The tales of
Greek mythology do not throw any clear light upon what early mankind was like," Hamilton explains in her introduction.
"They do throw an abundance of light upon what early Greeks were like--a matter, it would seem, of more importance to
us, who are their descendents intellectually, artistically, and politically. Nothing we learn about them is alien to
ourselves." Fans of Greek mythology will find all the great stories and characters here--Perseus, Hercules, and
Odysseus--each discussed in generous detail by the voice of an impressively knowledgeable and engaging (with occasional
lapses) narrator. This is also an excellent primer for middle- and high-school students who are studying ancient Greek
and Roman culture and literature. --Gail Hudson