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on October 22, 2016
This is justifiably as much a classic now as it was instantly in the 90s when published.
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on February 13, 2017
Re-writing the fundamental myths by which European culture became what it is.
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on October 21, 2001
You will believe in the power of ancient gods, who shook the earth with their tridents and blasted their enemies with lightning. You will believe in the glorious power of a culture that could build such wonderous tales of fancy, and you will laugh at the antics of heroes and mortals alike. You will smile and you may even cry, but what you will not do is put this book down, for it has no equal among its type.
Whether a student of the classics, a lover of myth, a worshipper of the ancient gods, or just someone looking for a wonderfull read, you cannot go wrong with this one.
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on December 2, 2015
The author obviously has spent a good deal to time studying greek mythology and literature and contemporary literature. In this book, he uses the mythology and folktales as a kind of rorschach to interpret modern life, mankind and the Greek culture and Weltanschauung。 Many of his interpretations of what he has read disagree with my own and some irritated me but it is a compelling book, well written, that keeps you reading. I recommend it.
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on May 4, 2013
Greek myths told and retold in vivid language and reinterpreted through contemporary lens. A fascinating and thought inspiring compendium that should become a classic.
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on September 9, 2016
Interesting way of looking at history and mythology.
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on November 14, 2016
Great thanks
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on August 10, 2015
Poetic and beautifully woven.
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on April 9, 2015
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I can't ever follow Greek Mythology. I can barely follow contemporary mythology, you know?
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on June 8, 2015
This is a review of the Kindle formatting - avoid the Kindle version if you have any interest in linking text to the sources. Footnotes/links are missing, although the sources are listed in the back and each has a link identified as "this page" which returns to the approximate location in the text where the source is supposedly referenced. Otherwise a fascinating read.
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