Mythology

ISBN-10: 0316341517
ISBN-13: 9780316341516
Edition: 1969
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Description: This volume aims to bring to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture - the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present.

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List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 1969
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 9/14/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

This volume aims to bring to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture - the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present.

Edith Hamilton was born on August 12, 1867 in Dresden, Germany to American parents. She attended Miss Porter's School in Connecticut until her father's business went bankrupt, at which point she and her sisters taught themselves. She received a master's degree from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania in 1894. In 1895, she became the first woman to study at the University of Munich in Germany. At the age of 29, she became the headmistress of Bryn Mawr Preparatory School for Girls in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1896. She retired from education in 1922 and moved to New York City. She began a career writing scholarly articles on Greek drama and myths. Her books include The Greek Way, The Roman Way, The Prophets of Israel, Three Greek Plays, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, and The Golden Age of Greek Literature. In 1957, at the age of 90, she traveled to Greece for the first time, where the city of Athens made her an honorary citizen. She died on May 31, 1963.

Foreword
Introduction to Classical Mythology
The Mythology of the Greeks
The Greek and Roman Writers of Mythology
The Gods, the Creation, and the Earliest Heroes
The Gods
The Titans and the Twelve Great Olympians
The Lesser Gods of Olympus
The Gods of the Waters
The Underworld
The Lesser Gods of Earth
The Roman Gods
The Two Great Gods of Earth
Demeter (Ceres)
Dionysus or Bacchus
How the World and Mankind Were Created
The Earliest Heroes
Prometheus and Io
Europa
The Cyclops Polyphemus
Flower-Myths: Narcissus, Hyacinth, Adonis
Stories of Love and Adventure
Cupid and Psyche
Eight Brief Tales of Lovers
Pyramus and Thisbe
Orpheus and Eurydice
Ceyx and Alcyone
Pygmalion and Galatea
Baucis and Philemon
Endymion
Daphne
Alpheus and Arethusa
The Quest of the Golden Fleece
Four Great Adventures
Phaethon
Pegasus and Bellerophon
Otus and Ephialtes
Daedalus
The Great Heroes before the Trojan War
Perseus
Theseus
Hercules
Atalanta
The Heroes of the Trojan War
The Trojan War
Prologue: The Judgment of Paris
The Trojan War
The Fall of Troy
The Adventures of Odysseus
The Adventures of Aeneas
From Troy to Italy
The Descent into the Lower World
The War in Italy
The Great Families of Mythology
The House of Atreus
Tantalus and Niobe
Agamemnon and His Children
Iphigenia among the Taurians
The Royal House of Thebes
Cadmus and His Children
Oedipus
Antigone
The Seven against Thebes
The Royal House of Athens
Cecrops
Procne and Philomela
Procris and Cephalus
Orithyia and Boreas
Creusa and Ion
The Less Important Myths
Midas - and Others
Midas
Aesculapius
The Danaids
Glaucus and Scylla
Erysichthon
Pomona and Vertumnus
Brief Myths Arranged Alphabetically
The Mythology of the Norsemen
Introduction to Norse Mythology
The Stories of Signy and Sigurd
The Norse Gods
The Creation
The Norse Wisdom
Geneological Tables
Index

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