Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

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MONSTERS, MORTALS, GODS, AND WARRIORS For over fifty 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 e
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 107 x 170 x 28mm | 240g
  • Little, Brown and Company
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0446607258
  • 9780446607254
  • 406,036

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MONSTERS, MORTALS, GODS, AND WARRIORSFor over fifty 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 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 characters, the triumphs, failures, fears, and hopes first narrated thousands of years ago -- and still spellbinding to this day.
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"Ms. Hamilton arranged her rich material with the idea of achieving the maximum sense and readability...(and) making her subject attractive for the reader of today."-- NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
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About Edith Hamilton

Edith Hamilton war Direktorin einer der bekannten Mädchenschulen in den USA, nach ihrem Rückzug ins Privatleben anerkannte Expertin für das klassische Altertum. Erhielt als solche die Ehrenbürgerschaft der Stadt Athen und den Verdienstorden von Griechenland. Übersetzerin zahlreicher griechischer Dramen, schrieb einführende Werke zu Platon und zum griechischen Denken. Ihr Lebenswerk wurde mit der Ehrendoktorwürde mehrerer Universitäten - u. a. der University of Yale - ausgezeichnet.
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