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Mythology Lesson Plan

Introduction to Mythology

In Mythology, Edith Hamilton gives an in-depth overview of Greek, Roman, and Norse myths. In the Foreword to the book, she writes: "A book on Mythology must draw from widely different sources. Twelve hundred years separate the first writers through whom the myths have come down to us from the last, and there are stories as unlike each other as 'Cinderella' and 'King Lear.'" In this comprehensive volume, Hamilton aims to introduce the reader to the stories themselves and to the voices of the various writers who brought the stories to life, "to make the reader see some difference between writers who were so different." Hamilton writes: "My hope is that those who do not know the classics...

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