Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome
This is a comprehensive collection of all the major and minor gods of Rome and Greece, with descriptions of festivals and retellings of major mythological stories. (Summary by Sibella) (11 hr 23 min)
comprehensive and fun. this book is great for anyone desiring a conceptual knowledge of greek mythology. the narrator from new south wales australia, is great. there are several mistakes by other readers (i.e. nike, demeter, dionysis, were misread) but the error doesnt detract the whimsy of reading about ancient gods. good job librivox.
Great book! Better readers needed.
I remember using this for study and worship back when I still did religion. great text. however, the 3rd reader's inflection is poorly timed, and emphasis is placed in the wrong parts. I understand word structure is different between aussie, murrica, and brit, but it just doesn't sound very good. since this is an audio book, I can't give it 5 stars, even though I give the actual book 5.
Good overview, but misses some "interesting" details such as what body part of Uranus created Aphrodite and some other myths I enjoyed reading but weren't in this book. Seems really light on the Roman myths too, but I haven't really heard many so maybe they just took all the Greek ones.
I love the stories of these myths
I grew up reading these old stories and was happy to get to revisit them via Libravox. Most of the narrators were outstanding. â¡
No shame but no glory either
Book review: "Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens. Greece is the cradle of Western civilization. Even after thousands of years our culture and society continues to be heavily influenced by the beliefs, myths and legends of these ancient peoples. For that reason, once upon a time the educational system in the United States included formal instruction about the classics, and in his desire to provide students with a concise volume on this subject, E.M. Berens penned this work. In it you will read about the origin of the gods, their quarrels, love affairs, and blessings to humanity. You will also become acquainted with ancient heroes like Hercules, Jason, Ion, Cadmus, Persius, and many more. There is also a section on their religious beliefs and practices, for which I was particularly grateful. It is truly a wonderful book with only one flaw: its brevity. One of the things that makes the myths and legends of Ancient Greece eternal is the depth they carried. The stories are masterpieces because they dig into the essence of what it means to be human, in all its frivolity, fatality and search for purpose. Unfortunately, due to its shortness, this element is utterly missing in "Myths and Legends." However, I do not wish to discourage anyone from reading it, since this book serves as a good introduction or an overview on the classics.
I make no pretense of being knowledgeable of the true histories of these stories. I would, however, ask that as you enjoy these types of writings, you'll note that the subtle changes of the same story (as to expected given the different writing styles), willing greatly impact your imagined thoughts of what happened and to whom. This, for movie goer's, may hold to be more true than not.
What do you ingrates do listen out for errors and something you can complain about to judge the readers especially those of you who sound like you could of done so much better..Story was not read to your standards?? Instead of listening to the story which is free you rather judge than listen.If you can do better, do it!!! Instead of whining about a free, much appreciated site..
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I really would like to listen to the play but for some stage reason there is no sound can you hear yourself on that in