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Mythology

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

I liked it!

How come everyone is giving it one star? I was in 6th grade when I bought/read this, and this told me all I wanted to know about mythologly. Sure, the names got me confused, but it was a good read.

posted by Courtney_Books on June 13, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

20 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

Definitely should have been better

I first read Edith Hamilton in 8th grade, because I needed a general overview of a lot of mythology. Though I didn't know it at the time, Hamilton's stories are rather general; they don't include a lot of important character names and events. In that sense she's a bit l...
I first read Edith Hamilton in 8th grade, because I needed a general overview of a lot of mythology. Though I didn't know it at the time, Hamilton's stories are rather general; they don't include a lot of important character names and events. In that sense she's a bit like Bulfinch. It's good for someone new to mythology but anyone looking for something more comprehensive should look into Robert Graves.

posted by Anonymous on June 16, 2005

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

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    I've seen worse books but I definitely don't recommemd this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2012

    Cloud

    I think u can

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2008

    BORING!!!

    this is the most boring book i've ever read in my life. i had to read it for school not cool. if you have to read if HA HA HA. this is the worst way to spend reading time.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2008

    It's quite dry

    I was required to read 'Mythology' for school and it took me 3 weeks to read a 300 page book. It is an extremely dry book and I had a lot of trouble staying focused. Hamilton dragged out simple stories and made it unbelievably boring

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2007

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    I had to read this book for 8th grade AP English, and in the three months I had to read it I still had not finished. I must say, it was what most eighth-graders would consider boring. Edith Hamilton did an excellent job of compiling the myths into a somewhat enjoyable book. The detail in this book was just short of non-existent, and due to the lack of enthusiasm and clarity in the writing, it was difficult for me to discern characters and understand plot lines. However, I found that once understood, the stories were rather inspiring and thought-provoking. I admire Greek & Roman authors for the clarity and beauty that they wrote with, but the author of MYTHOLOGY somehow lapsed over this without a thought. It's actually a shame, because this book took the magic & wonder from mythology for me. When I wasn't trying to figure out whether Agamemnon was Odysseus in a past life -- it was that confusing -- the book was good. Unfortunately, most of the time I actually WAS musing over things of that sort.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2007

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    okay, this book is just plain yucky. or maybe im just different. i HAVE to read this book this summer because i am taking an ap english class in 9th grade. i didnt think the book would be that boring- the cover sorta makes it interesting. but it is just so confusing. i had 3 months to read this book and i am not even half way. there are so many characters to memorize. maybe i would like it in the future.. but definitely not now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2004

    Hard Read

    My reading assignment over the summer for freshmen honors english was to read Edith Hamilton's Mythology. So far I have attempted to read the introduction without any luck. I find myself getting confused with words I don't understand and losing the entire point of what she is trying to say. Although I'm sure this book is a very well written book, I and many of my peers have found it difficult to read for someone at our level.

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    Posted September 20, 2009

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