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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 Pygmalion... more » 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