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Golden Age of Myth & Legend (Wordsworth Reference) (Wordsworth Collection) Paperback – January 5, 1998

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Product Details

  • Series: Wordsworth Collection
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd (January 5, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1853263079
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853263071
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,054,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This work is one of the foundations of modern understanding of the Greek myths. However, as there can be discrepancies in translations, etc - I would recommend not only this book, but Edith Hamilton, Robert Graves, Apollodorus, et al. Use to cross-reference and cross check each other.

As to the last reviewer, I can understand how they feel. Being a pagan follower of the Greek tradition, I can certainly agree that myths can be ludicris - especially and foremost the christian MYTH.
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A Kid's Review on May 21, 2005
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Okay, first off, you're wondering, what's some kid writing a review for a book like this? Well people, I'm an advanced reader, and I read this kind of stuff. Try asking some other 4th grader to read the un-edited version of the classic tale of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne? This book has an immense collection of old age tales, including stories of Hercules.

How many other fourth years know that Jupiter was the fabled king of the gods? Being a Christian myself, the notions of the ancient Greek were quite ludicris, but it is still an interesting tale.

Well done Mr. Bulfinch! I look forward to more tales of Ancient Greece!
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