The world-renowned classic that has enthralled and delighted millions of
readers with its timeless tales of gods and heroes. Edith Hamilton's
mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing 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. We follow the drama of the Trojan War and
the wanderings of Odysseus. We hear the tales of Jason and the Golden
Fleece, Cupid and Psyche, and mighty King Midas. We discover the origins of
the names of the constellations. And we recognize reference points for
countless works for art, literature and culture inquiry-from Freud's
Oedipus complex to Wagner's Ring Cycle of operas to Eugene O'Neill's
Mourning Becomes Electra Both a reference text for scholars of all ages and
a book to simply enjoy, Mythology is a classic not to be missed.

Edith Hamilton—Mythology - Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

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