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The Greek Myths: Vol. 1: v. 1
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on 4 July 2014
Useful as a reference book to look up summaries of the various Greek mythical stories and suggested interpretations but not as fascinating or provocative as The White Goddess.

The presentation comprises a brief summary of each mythical story. Variants of the characters names are offered and attributed to regions and historical regions. Conjectural origins of the myth are offered, usually as the supplanting or evolution of a local cult following conquest by rival tribes, or migration and merger of communities.

The presentation is somewhat bare bones and thus somewhat dry, making this more of a reference book than a retelling the stories for modern readers. Thus some of the archetype magic is lost.

The current editions contain some revisions by the author of his original theories concerning the myths.
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on 14 April 2015
Very informative and I am reading it off and on as it is easy to forget who is married to who etc
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on 13 August 2016
very pleased
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on 9 August 2011
As a casual studier of Greek Myths I find this really really simple to read and enjoyable, I LOVE this book, So fantastic.
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on 9 March 2015
Nothing to add.
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on 16 November 2015
Not as I thought it would be
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on 12 May 2016
Excellent writing and explanations.
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on 18 May 2012
Informative and not too much info overload - just what I wanted for a reasonable education on the Greek myths
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on 24 November 2012
This has been a classic for over 50 years, and deservedly: an example of comprehensive research, written by a poet, and a mine of ideas and multiple perspectives.
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on 16 November 2014
Excellent reference work to have on your kindle.
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