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Mythology

Edith Hamilton

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Aristotle. Poetics. Trans. Gerald Else. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1970.

Bowman, Laurel. Timeline of Greek History and Literature. Victoria, Canada: University of Victoria, 1996.

Burn, A. R. The Pelican History of Greece. New York: Penguin Books, 1965.

Buxton, Richard. The Complete World of Greek Mythology. London: Thames & Hudson, 2004.

Hamilton, Edith. The Greek Way. New York: W. W. Norton, reprint edition 1993.

Hammond, N. G. L. and H. H. Scullard, eds. The Oxford Classical Dictionary, 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970.

Nietzsche, Friedrich. The Birth of Tragedy and The Case of Wagner. Trans. Walter Kaufmann. New York: Vintage Books, 1967.

Rawlinson, George. Ancient History. New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1993.

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"god"

by Alleeeson, August 08, 2012

On page 380 I found it really interesting that Oedipus said " ' For the love of God, ' " a couple of times. I thought they might say for the love of the gods (plural) since they honored many not just one. Or was God considered Zeus to them?

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Women

by TheLord0ftheFlies, February 09, 2015

There is a dual sided portrayal of women present throughout the story. They are shown to be shallow, selfish, and self-centered, but also to be secretly controlling, planning everything that happens.

The Athenians' view on Hercules

by 10katy, April 16, 2015

According to Hamilton, "[Hercules] was what all of Greece except Athens most admired. The Athenians were different from the other Greeks and their hero therefore was different"(225).

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