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Mythology

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ISBN13:

9780451615534

ISBN10:
0451615530
Format:
Paperback
Publisher(s):
Signet

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Summary

Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market paperback. Mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths and legends that are the keystone of Western culture -- the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present. This new Back Bay trade paperback edition of Mythology replaces the Meridian edition formerly available from the Penguin Group. In August 1998 a new mass market paperback edition of Mythology published by Warner Books will replace the Mentor/Dutton Signet mass market edition formerly available from the Penguin Group.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Introduction to Classical Mythologyp. 3
The Mythology of the Greeksp. 4
The Greek and Roman Writers of Mythologyp. 15
The Gods, the Creation, and the Earliest Heroes
The Godsp. 21
The Titans and the Twelve Great Olympiansp. 21
The Lesser Gods of Olympusp. 38
The Gods of the Watersp. 41
The Underworldp. 42
The Lesser Gods of Earthp. 44
The Roman Godsp. 49
The Two Great Gods of Earthp. 53
Demeter (Ceres)p. 57
Dionysus or Bacchusp. 64
How the World and Mankind Were Createdp. 77
The Earliest Heroesp. 95
Prometheus and Iop. 95
Europap. 100
The Cyclops Polyphemusp. 105
Flower-Myths: Narcissus, Hyacinth, Adonisp. 111
Stories of Love and Adventure
Cupid and Psychep. 121
Eight Brief Tales of Loversp. 135
Pyramus and Thisbep. 135
Orpheus and Eurydicep. 138
Ceyx and Alcyonep. 142
Pygmalion and Galateap. 145
Baucis and Philemonp. 150
Endymionp. 154
Daphnep. 155
Alpheus and Arethusap. 157
The Quest of the Golden Fleecep. 159
Four Great Adventuresp. 180
Phaethonp. 180
Pegasus and Bellerophonp. 184
Otus and Ephialtesp. 190
Daedalusp. 192
The Great Heroes before the Trojan War
Perseusp. 197
Theseusp. 209
Herculesp. 224
Atalantap. 244
The Heroes of the Trojan War
The Trojan Warp. 255
Prologue: The Judgment of Parisp. 256
The Trojan Warp. 259
The Fall of Troyp. 277
The Adventures of Odysseusp. 291
The Adventures of Aeneasp. 319
From Troy to Italyp. 320
The Descent into the Lower Worldp. 328
The War in Italyp. 335
The Great Families of Mythology
The House of Atreusp. 345
Tantalus and Niobep. 346
Agamemnon and His Childrenp. 350
Iphigenia among the Tauriansp. 363
The Royal House of Thebesp. 372
Cadmus and His Childrenp. 372
Oedipusp. 375
Antigonep. 383
The Seven against Thebesp. 388
The Royal House of Athensp. 392
Cecropsp. 393
Procne and Philomelap. 394
Procris and Cephalusp. 397
Orithyia and Boreasp. 399
Creusa and Ionp. 400
The Less Important Myths
Midas - and Othersp. 411
Midasp. 411
Aesculapiusp. 413
The Danaidsp. 415
Glaucus and Scyllap. 417
Erysichthonp. 418
Pomona and Vertumnusp. 422
Brief Myths Arranged Alphabeticallyp. 424
The Mythology of the Norsemen
Introduction to Norse Mythologyp. 443
The Stories of Signy and Sigurdp. 447
The Norse Godsp. 454
The Creationp. 460
The Norse Wisdomp. 462
Geneological Tablesp. 467
Indexp. 475
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