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Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes
Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes Author:Edith Hamilton These great stories from Greek, Roman and Norse mythology are the fountainhead of all literature. In them, the figures of antiquity come vividly to life. — Here are the gods of high Olympus -- mighty Zeus, all too human, and Hera, prototype of the jealous wife. Here are the famous love stories of Cupid and Psyche, Pyramus and Thisbe, and Pygmalio... more »n and Galatea; the thrilling adventures of Jason and the perilous Quest of the Golden Fleece; the Trojan War, and the superhuman achievements of Odysseus and Aeneas. And here too, you'll meet the families whose turbulent histories formed the plots of the famous Greek plays -- Agamemnon and his children; tragic Oedipus and heroic Antigone. And from Norse mythology come the stirring legends of Signy and Sigurd -- tragic tales of love, death and heroism.
Renowned for her love and understanding of classic literature, Edith Hamilton has retold these great myths for modern readers in a way that preserves the flavor and excitement of the originals.« less