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- Print length : 445 pages
- Publication date : June 25, 2012
- Publisher : Little, Brown and Company (June 25, 2012)
- File size : 8884 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B00852YXU8
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
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In today’s society there are so many representations of Greek myth as well as analogies to them in everyday discussions. Some general knowledge of these myths is also important to appreciate a great deal of museum art. A careful reading of this book can therefore be exceptionally helpful to students as well as extremely interesting and entertaining.
I wanted this book specifically bc well explained and thought out abd easy to navigate! That said, it is in quite poor condition being earlier edition but I'm just careful. I would have preferred a book in better shape. In a more possibly later edition Since wgat I got was a faded and fragile paperback edition published in 1969 in a flimsy paperback in Toronto by American published - the thing is that maybe that was what was available when I bought it but if a newer edition othervthan 4th edition weee still to be available in paperback but a sturdier less fragile version I would effectuate an exchange if at all possible. Thanks
Respectfully Jackie in New York
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What a disappointment though. I feel now just as ignorant of the stories of the Gods as I did at the start.
To put this in context I have recently read the Odyssey and feel I have a reasonable grasp of the story. Just flicking back through 'Mythology' I found that I had read the story here. Obviously none of the story had filtered into my brain. This is that same with any other story in this book.
I find Hamilton's style a little disturbing. Sometimes sentences are long and rambling and not well punctuated requiring them to be read several times before getting any sense of their meaning. It is not necessarily that the language is archaic because it isn't but it sometimes does not flow well.
My copy of Odyssey (translated by Samuel Butler) does use archaic language and I can live with that. The downside to Butler's translation is that it using Roman texts for the story.
This leads to another problem with 'Mythologies' in that Hamilton refers to both Greek and Latin origins, all clearly marked in the introductions to each story, and then retells the stories in her own words. This rendition, in the case of Odysseus, does not follow the flow of the story as written in the original.
It does not critique the stories from the different sources but ends up to my mind leading to rather difficult reading in which the stories themselves are not registering in my brain at least.
If this is your first expedition into the Mythologies I would give this book a miss.