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Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

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(4,1 Sterne; 395 Bewertungen)

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)

Chapters

01 - Preface, Part I: Myths, and The First Dynasty

17:28

Read by Sibella Denton

02 - The Second Dynasty: Chronus, Rhea, Division of the World, Theories as to t…

23:45

Read by Anthony Wilson

03 - Third Dynasty: Olympian Divinities- Zeus (Jupiter)

11:29

Read by Lucy Lo Faro

04 - Third Dynasty: Olympian Divinities- Hera, Pallas Athene, Themis, and Hestia

17:25

Read by Lucy Lo Faro

05 - Third Dynasty: Olympian Divinities- Demeter and Aphrodite

28:09

Read by Lucy Lo Faro

06 - Third Dynasty: Olympian Divinities- Phoebus-Apollo

40:38

Read by Lucy Lo Faro

07 - Third Dynasty: Olympian Divinities- Hecate and Selene

5:16

Read by Lucy Lo Faro

08 - Third Dynasty: Olympian Divinities- Artemis

24:47

Read by Lucy Lo Faro

09 - Third Dynasty: Olympian Divinities- Hephaetus and Poseidon

21:28

Read by Lucy Lo Faro

10 - Third Dynasty: Sea Divinities- Oceanus through Nike

21:19

Read by Lizzie Driver

11 - Third Dynasty: Sea Divinities- Hermes

14:33

Read by SopranoHarmony

12 - Third Dynasty: Sea Divinities- Dionysus

16:52

Read by Aaron Elliott

13 - Third Dynasty: Sea Divinities- Aides and Plutus

14:03

Read by Anthony Wilson

14 - Third Dynasty: Minor Divinities

10:08

Read by SopranoHarmony

15 - Third Dynasty: Night and Her Children- Nyx through Eros and Psyche

29:15

Read by Lucy Lo Faro

16 - Third Dynasty: Night and Her Children- Hymen through the Charities or Grac…

18:20

Read by Lucy Lo Faro

17 - Third Dynasty: Night and Her Children- Horae through Asclepias

32:11

Read by Lucy Lo Faro

18 - Third Dynasty: Roman Divinities

18:47

Read by Anthony Wilson

19 - Public Worship of the Ancient Greeks and Romans

17:38

Read by Anthony Wilson

20 - Greek Festivals

6:56

Read by Sibella Denton

21 - Roman Festivals

3:22

Read by Kirsten Ferreri

22 - Legends: Cadmus and Perseus

17:33

Read by Graham Redman

23 - Legends: Ion and Daedelus and Icarus

7:33

Read by ink tree

24 - Legends: The Argonauts

47:52

Read by Luigina

25 - Legends: Pelops and Heracles - part 1

31:24

Read by Graham Redman

25 - Legends: Pelops and Heracles - part 2

30:53

Read by Graham Redman

26 - Legends: Bellerophon and Theseus

25:33

Read by David Nicol

27 - Legends: Oedipus and The Seven against Thebes

16:12

Read by Anthony Wilson

28 - Legends: The Epigoni, Alcmaeon and the Necklace, and The Heraclidae

15:47

Read by Anthony Wilson

29 - Legends: The Siege of Troy

49:31

Read by Lucy Lo Faro

30 - Return of the Greeks and Romans from Troy

47:48

Read by Lucy Lo Faro

Bewertungen

(4 Sterne)

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.

(4 Sterne)

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.

(5 Sterne)

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..

(2 Sterne)

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.

Good Overview

(2,5 Sterne)

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.

a comprehensive review

(4 Sterne)

A wonderfully comprehensive reference for anyone wanting a thorough but not overly detailed overview of the ancient legends and myths of Greece and Rome. The language is quite antiquated by modern standards but is nonetheless understandable and great for expanding your vocabulary.

Amaro katria

(5 Sterne)

I think the story was pretty good and it had a lot of good contacts and and I think it should win an award because it was very good and it made me fall asleep right away not that it was boring or anything but it was really good and it made me not that it was anything still it was so so yeah I saw that myths and legends of ancient Greece and Rome was a very good book audiobook to be precise meru books can be very boring sometimes but when you get them exactly right they are good so this book a five stars but it also was kind of mixed up till I Got High mixed up so I give it five and a half star

No shame but no glory either

(3 Sterne)

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.