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Mythology
Edith Hamilton
Adult Nonfiction BL310 .H3 1998

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ContentsPage
Forewordp. vii
Introduction to Classical Mythologyp. 3
The Mythology of the Greeksp. 4
The Greek and Roman Writers of Mythologyp. 15
Part 1 - The Gods, the Creation, and the Earliest Heroes
I - The Godsp. 21
The Titans and the Twelve Great Olympiansp. 21
The Lesser Gods of Olympusp. 38
The Gods of the Watersp. 41
The Underworldp. 42
The Lesser Gods of Earthp. 44
The Roman Godsp. 49
II - The Two Great Gods of Earthp. 53
Demeter (Ceres)p. 57
Dionysus or Bacchusp. 64
III - How the World and Mankind Were Createdp. 77
IV - The Earliest Heroesp. 95
Prometheus and Iop. 95
Europap. 100
The Cyclops Polyphemusp. 105
Flower-Myths: Narcissus, Hyacinth, Adonisp. 111
Part 2 - Stories of Love and Adventure
I - Cupid and Psychep. 121
II - Eight Brief Tales of Loversp. 135
Pyramus and Thisbep. 135
Orpheus and Eurydicep. 138
Ceyx and Alcyonep. 142
Pygmalion and Galateap. 145
Baucis and Philemonp. 150
Endymionp. 154
Daphnep. 155
Alpheus and Arethusap. 157
III - The Quest of the Golden Fleecep. 159
IV - Four Great Adventuresp. 180
Phaethonp. 180
Pegasus and Bellerophonp. 184
Otus and Ephialtesp. 190
Daedalusp. 192
Part 3 - The Great Heroes before the Trojan War
I - Perseusp. 197
II - Theseusp. 209
III - Herculesp. 224
IV - Atalantap. 244
Part 4 - The Heroes of the Trojan War
I - The Trojan Warp. 255
Prologue: The Judgment of Parisp. 256
The Trojan Warp. 259
II - The Fall of Troyp. 277
III - The Adventures of Odysseusp. 291
IV - The Adventures of Aeneasp. 319
Part I - From Troy to Italyp. 320
Part II - The Descent into the Lower Worldp. 328
Part III - The War in Italyp. 335
Part 5 - The Great Families of Mythology
I - The House of Atreusp. 345
Tantalus and Niobep. 346
Agamemnon and His Childrenp. 350
Iphigenia among the Tauriansp. 363
II - The Royal House of Thebesp. 372
Cadmus and His Childrenp. 372
Oedipusp. 375
Antigonep. 383
The Seven against Thebesp. 388
III - The Royal House of Athensp. 392
Cecropsp. 393
Procne and Philomelap. 394
Procris and Cephalusp. 397
Orithyia and Boreasp. 399
Creusa and Ionp. 400
Part 6 - The Less Important Myths
I - Midas - and Othersp. 411
Midasp. 411
Aesculapiusp. 413
The Danaidsp. 415
Glaucus and Scyllap. 417
Erysichthonp. 418
Pomona and Vertumnusp. 422
II - Brief Myths Arranged Alphabeticallyp. 424
Part 7 - The Mythology of the Norsemen
Introduction to Norse Mythologyp. 443
I - The Stories of Signy and Sigurdp. 447
II - The Norse Godsp. 454
The Creationp. 460
The Norse Wisdomp. 462
Geneological Tablesp. 467
Indexp. 475


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