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Mythology by Edith Hamilton
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Jul 28, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: history, ancient-greece, non-fiction, mythology

I wasn't too impressed with the book. The author isn't good at retelling the myths. It seems boring, bland and a lot of interesting details are left out. I would be ok with this if the book was more analytical of the myths, talk more about their connection to ancient greek culture and history. but this wasn't included in the book as well.

I like the organization of the book. So I could see this being used as a resource for a school paper, but it is not a good book to read for somebody interested in mythology or ancient Greece

My favorite part of the book is the Introduction. I wish the whole book was written like that, it was very promising.

Also, the last chapter on Norse Mythology seems a bit out of place. While the book isn't supposed to be specifically about Greek mythology every chapter is about it. So a small chapter on norse mythology doesn't seem to be a part of the book

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