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Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable (1855)

by Thomas Bulfinch

Other authors: Federico Castellon (Illustrator)

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Celebrated author Thomas Bulfinch unfolds the stories behind history's most revered Gods and Heroes. Here, listeners will discover the myths and facts behind Greek and Roman Gods, the warriors of the Crusades, Egyptian deities, and Scandinavian folklore.

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  Nagib | Aug 15, 2021 |
  hpryor | Aug 8, 2021 |
Bulfinch's "The Age of Fable" is a compendium of mythology, and more complete than I would have ever imagined. But it read more like an encyclopedic description of the various gods rather than the telling of the original stories. That is, it was more a description of the original stories rather than the original legends themselves.
In describing the various gods, Bulfinch made frequent references to various works of classical literature and poetry which include references to the Greek and Roman gods, thereby making some of these more obscure references in more modern literature a little more understandable, at least in theory. However, I can't say I was familiar with any of those works of literature Bulfinch included, so any attempts to clarify these works were rather lost on me.
Of more interest to me was the authors inclusion of the stories of some of the humans or deities who, according to ancient legends, ended up being placed in the heavens as the constellations known to us as Ursa Major, Orion, Cassiopeia, Castor and Pollux, etc. I also found the description of some of the Norse gods interesting and a good refresher. ( )
  rsutto22 | Jul 15, 2021 |
Probably the most definitive book on Greek and Roman mythology, but don’t try to read the book in one setting. Bullfinch does add Norse, Asian and Egyptian mythology as well, although those sections are much smaller than Greek and Roman mythology ( )
  06nwingert | Sep 30, 2020 |
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  TheNelsonLibrary | Aug 3, 2020 |
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Bulfinch, Thomasprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Castellon, FedericoIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
弥生子, 野上Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
ブルフィンチsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Berseth, JohnEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bovie, PalmerForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Caselli, GiovanniIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Castellon, FedericoIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dodson, Daniel B.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fitts, DudleyIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Goodrich, Norma LorreForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
GRAVES, ROBERTForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Guidall, GeorgeNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hayter, StanleyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jardim, DavidTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kauffmann, AngelicaCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Langmuir, ErikaForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mugnaini, JoeIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Negri, PaulGeneral editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
November, DavidCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Papin, JosephIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Scott, J. LoughranEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Toppings, EarleIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Winterich, John T.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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If no other knowledge deserves to be called useful but that which helps to enlarge our possessions or to raise our station in society, then mythology has no claim to the appellation. (Preface)
The religions of ancient Greece and Rome are extinct.
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Celebrated author Thomas Bulfinch unfolds the stories behind history's most revered Gods and Heroes. Here, listeners will discover the myths and facts behind Greek and Roman Gods, the warriors of the Crusades, Egyptian deities, and Scandinavian folklore.

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Written in 1859, this book is a classic! Covers Greek and Roman mythology.
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