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Bulfinch's Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch
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bookshelves: currently-reading, greek-myth
Recommended for: anyone with an interest in greek myth

A nice review of classic Greek mythology. This version is a classic in itself. It contains nice asides wherein the author lists excerpts from other classic works of literature when they reference the myth he is then reviewing.

This book would be a nice introduction to Greek mythology, but is also a nice supplement even if you are familiar with the myths.

It makes a nice contrast with Robert Graves "the Greek Myths", which is more scientifically speculative in a social anthropological kind of way. This book is less like that, and more like a pre-nineteenth-century pop-culture review of Greek myth.
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