Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition

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Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition

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Since then, I’ve discovered that his thinking is not always well regarded, I don’t know enough to comment on this, but from the point of view of style I found this book by Edith Hamilton to speak plainly where I found it easier to follow the stories (as I was not continually left to connect the loose pieces or go back and connect it to another story_.

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. Opinions are great, and she often accompanies them with some interesting facts, but I feel like a little more subtlety or, on occasion, impartiality would’ve made it a little less jarring. I know this is an unfair comparison, but earlier in the month I had been reading Oscar Wilde's stories for children, as well as some of Kipling's poetry, and I kept waiting for Hamilton to dazzle me, even just a little bit. Pentheus, a King of Thebes, questions Dionysus’ divinity and Dionysus satiates his need for vengeance by placing the women of Thebes into a Frenzy and, long-story-short, Pentheus’ Mother and Aunties tear him limb from limb only to be awakened from their frenzy to look in horror at what they’ve done. Agamemnon murders his daughter, Iphigenia, to appease Artemis who, in turn, provides “good winds to sail to Troy”.I found this helpful to help me continue to get a handle on how this vast subject is connected to Ancient History and Human History; as I was listening to it I had so many moments where small scraps made a few more things a little bit clearer for me. p>Read about how we’ll protect and use your data in our Privacy Notice.

Hamilton's education continued at Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut, and at Bryn Mawr College near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from which she graduated in 1894 with an M. Hamilton proves herself extremely knowledgeable, not only with regard to the Greek Myths but, about the times in which they were composed as well. Aside from that, we get a very superficial mention of the Norse myths that takes up maybe the last 5% of the book. The main body of work is about the Greeks, added to by Roman mythology (which mostly is adapted Greek mythology if we're being honest).

These reasons are unsavory and political, the stories are later, and they are unsatisfactory in the extreme, compared to the Volsungasaga. There was this one guy, whose name I'm forgetting at the moment, whom you can tell she just despised, but was too polite to say.

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