Mythology by Edith Hamilton

“,“Mythology by Edith Hamilton,

This book is exactly what you expect, all the major, and minor stories from Greek mythology from the Troy, to Hercules written in an authoritative, well-researched text. Before every story she explains a bit from which author she sourced the myth. There are handy family trees of the Gods in the back. It was a bit unexpected, but a bit of the end of the book talks about Norse mythology. That was an interesting section and almost wish it was longer. I know precious little about Norse mythology. This means I might have to read Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology book to educate myself (I wonder if he has illustrations in that book?)

I’ve been meaning to read this for a long time, and glad I finally did. This is like the Bible of Greek Mythology, but unfortunately whenever I found a copy they were always the small mass media paperbacks with yellowed pages that were falling apart. Finally, on one of my ‘treasure’ hunts in a book store I found a copy worthy of reading. This printing I found, (ISBN: 9780316341516) had beautiful illustrations, on white pages in a bigger format.

If there is any quibble I have with this book is there aren’t enough illustrations. This is a book any person serious about reading about Greek myths should keep on their bookshelf as a reference book.

Rating: ★★★★★ Book #26 in my My 2020 Reading Challenge

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