Edith Hamilton's Mythology succeeds like no other book;in bringing to life the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths that are the keystones of Western culture. These stories of gods and heroes have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present.
We meet the Greek gods on Olympus and the Norse gods of Vallhalla. We follow the drama of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus. We hear the tales of Jason and the Golden Fleece, Cupid and Psyche, and the mighty King Midas. We recognize reference points for countless works of art, literature, and cultural inquiry- from Freud's Oedipus complex to Wagner's four-opera Ring Cycle to Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra.
Praised throughout the world for its authorituy and lucidituy, Mythology is Edith Hamilton's masterpiece- the standard by which all other books on mythology are measured.