Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

ISBN-10: 0446607258

ISBN-13: 9780446607254

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Authors: Edith Hamilton
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List price: $7.99
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 8/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 4.00" wide x 6.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Edith Hamilton was born in 1967 in Dresden, Germany to American parents. She attended Miss Porter's School until her father's business went bankrupt, at which point Edith and her sisters taught themselves. Edith decided to become a teacher to support herself and attended Bryn Mawr, gaining a European Fellowship. While studying in Leipzig and Munich, Hamilton received a job offer from M. Carey Thomas to return to the States and Head the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore. Hamilton was just 29. She returned and accepted the position but never truly enjoyed the job. It wasn't until she retired that Hamilton found her calling. She moved to New York City and made friends with the theatrical and literary groups. In 1930, her book "The Greek Way" was published and Hamilton gained world renown as a classicist. It was her great honor to be made an honorary citizen of Athens in 1957. Edith Hamilton died in 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
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
Genealogical Tables
Index
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