DescriptionEdith 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 meet the Greek gods on Olympus and Norse gods in Valhalla. 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 of art, literature, and cultural inquiry from Freud s Oedipus complex to Wagner s "Ring Cycle" of operas to Eugene O Neill s "Mourning Becomes Electra." Praised throughout the world for its authority and lucidity, "Mythology" is Edith Hamilton s masterpiece the standard by which all other books on mythology are measured."
March 01, 2013
5.3 X 0.6 X 6.8 inches | 0.17 pounds
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About the Author
Edith Hamilton (1867-1963) was made an honorary citizen of Athens because of her writings. She won the National Achievement Award and received honorary degrees from Yale University, the University of Rochester, and the University of Pennsylvania. The author of The Roman Way, Mythology, and other works, she was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Suzanne Toren has performed on Broadway, in regional theaters, and on television. She has also recorded over nine hundred audiobooks, earning more than two dozen Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine.