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Edith Hamilton


Full-Book Quiz

Full-Book Quiz

Full-Book Quiz

Full-Book Quiz

1. What is given to Cronus to eat instead of his son, Zeus?

2. How does Prometheus anger the gods?

3. How does Odysseus escape Polyphemus’s cave?

4. In what practice do the flower myths of Hyacinth and Adonis probably have their roots?

5. How does Psyche betray Cupid?

6. What famous couple does the story of Pyramus and Thisbe most closely resemble?

7. Without whose help would Jason not have gotten the Golden Fleece?

8. How does Signy avenge her father’s death?

9. What does Bellerophon foolishly try to do?

10. What is the name of Daedalus’s son?

11. For what is Perseus most famous?

12. How does Theseus cause his father’s death?

13. What does Theseus supposedly invent?

14. Which of the following does Hercules not accomplish?

15. From which three goddesses does Paris have to choose the fairest?

16. Which of the following were all great Greek heroes in the Trojan War?

17. Why is Achilles killed by an arrow in his heel?

18. Why did the Trojans take the gigantic wooden horse within the city’s walls?

19. Whose heart does Aeneas break?

20. About how long is Odysseus away from Ithaca?

21. The myths served many functions for the Greeks. Which of the following purposes did they not serve?

22. What is Odysseus the only man ever to do and survive?

23. Of what city is Aeneas is considered the “real” founder?

24. In Norse mythology, on what day is the world destined to end?

25. With whose help does Clytemnestra slaughter her husband, Agamemnon?

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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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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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