Bulfinch's Mythology

Bulfinch's Mythology

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Tales of monsters, heroes, deities, and tragic lovers are narrated in this anthology of ancient legends.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 1993
Edition: Modern Library ed
ISBN: 9780679600466
Branch Call Number: 291.13 B87buL 1993
Characteristics: xv, 862 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Mythology


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AL_TARINA Feb 16, 2017

An outstanding and thorough guide to Western mythology, legend, and lore. Split into three sections, this book covers "The Age of Fable", "The Age of Chivalry", and "The Legends of Charlemagne". Bulfinch does a masterful job of both retelling the tales as well as elucidating on them. A must read for any avid or amateur folklorist.

The most useful part of this book is probably its wide range of myths from creation to romance. For a more detailed account about the exploits of Greek and Roman deities, I would recommend reading Edward Tripp's mythology or Edith Hamilton's edition.

Aug 20, 2013

Not the best page turner, but it had lots of good info that I didn't know before.


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Aug 20, 2013

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Bulfinch's mythology complies a fundamental understanding of the mythology long since abandoned in the pagan religions of ancient Greece and parts of ancient Rome. Knowing how the gods took over the titans and how mortals dared to question their divine superiors conveys an epic story line for themes still present in modern literature.


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"They religions of ancient Greece and Rome] belong now not to the department of theology, but to those of literature and taste."

~ T. Bulfinch


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