By (author) Edith Hamilton

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Format: Hardback | 497 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 198mm x 33mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 1 July 1942
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0316341142
  • ISBN 13: 9780316341141
  • Edition statement: Back Bay Pbk.
  • Sales rank: 530,613

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There has long been a need for the stories of ancient mythology written to appeal to the twentieth-century mind. Edith Hamilton's orderly and lucid presentation of Greek, Roman and Norse mythology promises the casual reader and the avid student a sound, modern and adult key to the foundation stones of world literature. She has not been content to be merely a reteller of tales. She has blended and organized the sometimes conflicting myths of the early storytellers, molding them with vivid clarity.

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Edith Hamilton (1868-1963) was born of American parents in Dresden, Germany, and grew up in Indiana. Through the first quarter of the twentieth century she was the headmistress of the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore. Upon retiring, she began to write about the civilizations of the ancient world and soon gained world renown as a classicist. Her celebrated and bestselling books include "Mythology, The Greek Way, The Roman Way, "and" The Echo of Greece." She regarded as the high point of her life a 1957 ceremony in which King Paul of Greece named her an honorary citizen of Athens.