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Old 11-23-2007, 05:54 PM
Yeti Yeti is offline
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Default Greek Mythology

I know very little about it. Like pretty much nothing beyond 4 or 5 obvious 'who was the God of xxxx?'. I'm interested in learning all about it, not only because it seems interesting, but also because I'm a big fan of quiz shows and it seems to pop up daily.

But where do I start?
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:06 PM
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Default Re: Greek Mythology

You could start by reading this?
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:09 PM
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Edith Hamilton's "Mythology" is a fairly standard reference for this, I think.
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:10 PM
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Edith Hamilton's "Mythology" is a fairly standard reference for this, I think.

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I was just about to link to this.
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:12 PM
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Yes of course I could. But the subject just seems so large that there must be a better way of doing it.

Like I could just read about Zeus or whatever. Then Hades. Then Poseidon. But surely there's a recommended text somewhere that tells a story, and helps establish the timeline in my head, rather than just reading about each character in turn.
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:13 PM
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Excellent, thanks guys.
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:30 PM
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I'd also start with a few of the classics. Homer's The Odyssey and The Illiad are great places to start. Odysseus is probably one of my favorite all time mythological characters.
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:52 PM
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yeah that would be cool. are some translations more highly respected than others?

this would be fine i guess? :

http://www.amazon.com/Odyssey-Robert.../dp/0140268863
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Old 11-23-2007, 08:10 PM
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why on earth is this interesting? everything in the world interests me except for this lame useless topic
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Old 11-23-2007, 08:15 PM
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Juding by your title I'm pretty sure you're supposed to be perm-banned, bro. Later.
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