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Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition

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We hear the tales of Jason and the Golden Fleece, Cupid and Psyche, and mighty King Midas. We discover the origins of the names of the constellations. And we recognize reference points for countless works of art, literature, and cultural inquiry--from Freud's Oedipus complex to Wagner's Ring Cycle of operas to Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra.

Only after retiring did she start to write books, which explains why this book was published only when she was 62! Prefatory notes were written by Hamilton; the introduction was written by Cairns. See Edith Hamilton and Huntington Cairns, ed. (1961). The Collected Dialogues of Plato, Including the Letters. Bollingen Series. Vol.LXXI. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. (Second printing, with corrections, March 1963; third printing, October 1964; fourth printing, October 1966; fifth printing, March 1969; sixth printing, May 1971. And although each chapter starts with a reference, every now and then I got the sense there were parts missing, like the ending of the story of Arachne, where Edith Hamilton has a happy ending showing Athena regreting her anger to Arachne, but my 3 translations of Ovid’s Metamorphosis shows her wrath is not appeased as she also curses her family.Greek and Roman myths involving love and adventure, including the tales of Eros and Psyche and Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece

Also known as Gaea or Mother Earth. She is the first being to emerge in the universe, born somehow out of the forces of Love, Light, and Day. She gives birth to Heaven, who then becomes her husband. This story is vastly different from the Christian creation myth, in which a deity exists first and then fashions the Earth. HeavenI really liked how Edith Hamilton starts her book with a detailed intro to Greek and Roman myths and talking about some of the ancient writers before telling the creation myth, which covers the breakdown of the gods, leading to the heroic and moral stories including Prometheus, Madea and the Trojan heroes. I also like how it slips in some Norse mythology at the end. As Publishers Weekly described the event in Hamilton's honor, floodlights illuminated the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus and, for the first time in history, the Stoa. See Hallett, in Bosher, McIntosh, McConnell and Rankine, ed. (2015). The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas. Oxford University Press. {{ cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: editors list ( link) Find sources: "Mythology"book– news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR ( July 2009) ( Learn how and when to remove this template message)

One the great kings who leads the Greeks in the Trojan War and whose story continues in the Oresteia. Agamemnon’s stubbornness toward Achilles almost costs the Greeks the war, and his cold-hearted sacrifice of his daughter Iphigenia ultimately costs him his life. AchillesOne of the least impressive of the Greek heroes. Jason’s most notable feat is his assembly of a cast of heroes to travel on a long fraudulent quest—the recovery of the Golden Fleece. When Jason arrives in Colchis to retrieve the Fleece, the daughter of the king, Medea, falls in love with him. Jason abandons her and marries a princess later for political gain. In revenge, Medea kills Jason’s new wife and her own children, whom Medea had by Jason. Though he lives on, he bears the burden of this tragedy, in some ways a fate worse than death. Perseus What's more (displaying my ignorance here) I was confused over the title of the play, and some of the main protagonists of the play, the Furies. They are represented by a chorus, pursuing Orestes for his murder of his mother. But where does the title come from?

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