Hamilton’s Mythology Book Review

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Review:

Although this wasn’t the book that began my love affair with Greek mythology (that was Favorite Greek Myths, by Mary Pope Osborne), Edith Hamilton’s Mythology is the one that confirmed it. I first read it about age 10 and it’s been one of my favorite books ever since.

Although Bulfinch’s Mythology is also an excellent and comprehensive choice for someone interested in learning more about the Greek myths, I think Hamilton is the better storyteller of the two. I especially like how she intersperses clips of the great plays and poems the stories have been passed down in, which give you a feel not just for the stories themselves but the beauty of ancient Greek literature.

My rating:5 Stars (5 / 5)

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