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Old 04-15-10, 03:07 PM   #1
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Strange book suggestion: Mythology

So I went and saw Clash of the Titans the other day (terrible), and it sparked a childhood fascination I had. In 7th grade my whole literature class it seems revolved around Greek Mythology, and I ate it up.

So I was wondering if any of you know of a good book that tells all the tales and explains everything of Greek mythology from the beginning and throughout?? Pros/cons of the books? I think there's a sub-forum for books, but this seems slightly more vague, so I thought I'd check the all-knowing foo... Gracias..
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Bullfinch's Mythology
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I haven't read that but it's a classic. Edith Hamilton's is also classic and definitely readable.

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I've got that one at home too. I like them both and keep them as references. Bullfinch's is a little older, and bigger.

I got both of them at the local library's book sale. $1 each (hardcover)! They are real old.
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After you read through Bullfinch, you might want to read the Illiad and the Odyssey.
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After you read through Bullfinch, you might want to read the Illiad and the Odyssey.
I've got the Illiad at home. Must be just about time to re-read it.
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Are these in somewhat modern terminology? At all? I seem to lose interest more easily if I have to decode every damn sentence... Forgot to mention that..

Thanks for the responses, I'll have a gander...
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