Greek and Roman Mythology
We are fortunate that a banker, and not a professor, has written arguably the best book on mythology. Bulfinch has a simple style of writing that allows everyone to enjoy the timeless tales of the heros and myths of Greece and Rome. Bulfinch includes in his work the allusions to the myths in English literature, while represents a great work of research. This book covers the most important myths connected with the ancient heroes as well as the stories surrounding the Greek and Roman religions. Justifying the study of mythology is not difficult. To understand and appreciate much of British and American literature, the student must be familiar with mythology. Otherwise, the allusions will make little sense. Also, the tales are just fun to read. The myths spark the imagination like little else can. But most importantly, the study of mythology offers an opportunity to see how that any god created in the image of man generally represents the worst traits of mankind. This is a lesson that we need to learn as modern society idolizes the worst and not the best in this world.