"Mythology" It is written on the last page of the book:One of the great bestselling books of all time,
Edith Hamilton's world-renowned classic has become the standard by which all other books
in the field are compared.
A keystone of our culture is the body of myth and legend of the ancient Western world - stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present day. In Mythology , Edith Hamilton brings this legacy to life anew, with impeccably accurate and accessible retellings of eternally spellbinding tales. We come to know the Greek gods on Olympus and Norse gods in Vailhalla. We trace the destinies of the Agamemnon and Oedipus dynasties, and get caught up in the fascination of . such legends as Jason and the Golden Fleece, Cupid and Psyche, and Medusa.We discover the origin of the names of the constellations in the skies and reference points for countless works of art, literature, and philosophy. Edith Hamilton's highly acclaimed work has itself become a classic, an indispensable source of vast knowledge, insight, and enjoyment.