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Mythology by Edith Hamilton
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May 27, 2011

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bookshelves: reference, on-my-shelves, 2010
Read in February, 2010

I read this as a reference guide to mythology before taking my Master's exam, and as such it was excellent. It's well-organized, almost encyclopedic. Unfortunately, that very quality, plus the stilted, charmless prose, renders it a tough read, a bit of a slog. I'm sure there are primers for mythology with more literary substance out there, so if that is what you are looking for, you should continue looking. If you just want to know who Teiresias is, you'll find it here.

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