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The justly famous Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch contains three volumes the major contents of which are retained in this abridgment for the student and general reader. The Age Of Fable -- The gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome, as well as the mythology of the Germanic tribes, England and the Near East. The Legend Of Charlemange -- Accounts of the reign of the first great French Emperor, his wars and conquests. The Age Of Chivalry -- King Arthur and his court, Lancelot and Guenever, and the death of Arthur.
Publisher: New York : Dell, 1967, c1959
ISBN: 0440308453
Branch Call Number: Philosophy & Religion 291.13 Bul
Alternative Title: Bulfinch's 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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