Stories of Old Greece and Rome


Read by Kevin Green

(4.8 stars; 45 reviews)

The Stories of Old Greece and Rome is an easy to read summary of all of the famous and not so famous Greek and Roman mythological stories. All of the famous Heroes are here: Theseus, Jason, Hercules, and all of the well known Deities. These stories tell the real detail of the myths, not the ones that have become sanitized (and dare I say it, 'Disneyfied') over the centuries. These are not stories for children, as the old gods and heroes were vengeful and some might say sadistic in their treatment of minor slights and misdemeanors. Putting out of eyes and ripping out of tongues is commonplace, and punishment by death is ever present. It is however fascinating to see how these tales have affected and influenced our culture and have woven themselves into our own myths and stories. (Summary by Kevin Green) (8 hr 11 min)

Chapters

In The Beginning 8:32 Read by Kevin Green
The Story of Pandora 11:10 Read by Kevin Green
The Deluge 7:32 Read by Kevin Green
Minerva 10:33 Read by Kevin Green
Apollo and King Admetus 8:31 Read by Kevin Green
Apollo the Musician 9:42 Read by Kevin Green
The Love of Apollo 11:01 Read by Kevin Green
Diana 9:10 Read by Kevin Green
The Story of Endymion 4:39 Read by Kevin Green
Mercury 11:29 Read by Kevin Green
Venus 11:16 Read by Kevin Green
The Story of Cupid and Psyche 16:01 Read by Kevin Green
Famous Lovers 18:01 Read by Kevin Green
The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice 10:11 Read by Kevin Green
Mars and Vulcan 15:35 Read by Kevin Green
The Story of Proserpina 12:33 Read by Kevin Green
Pluto and the Underworld 20:44 Read by Kevin Green
Neptune and the Sea-Gods 20:05 Read by Kevin Green
Baccus 21:18 Read by Kevin Green
Pan and the Nymphs 13:23 Read by Kevin Green
The Vestals 9:08 Read by Kevin Green
Minor Deities 16:09 Read by Kevin Green
Hercules, part 1 13:49 Read by Kevin Green
Hercules, part 2 16:23 Read by Kevin Green
Perseus 21:02 Read by Kevin Green
Bellerophon 14:29 Read by Kevin Green
The Story of Jason, part 1 10:40 Read by Kevin Green
The Story of Jason, part 2 10:52 Read by Kevin Green
The Calydonian Hunt 11:11 Read by Kevin Green
Theseus, part 1 10:27 Read by Kevin Green
Theseus, part 2 14:17 Read by Kevin Green
Oedipus 14:51 Read by Kevin Green
The Apple of Discord 9:02 Read by Kevin Green
Appendices 1-10 12:50 Read by Kevin Green
Appendices 11-20 8:28 Read by Kevin Green
Appendices 21-30 10:21 Read by Kevin Green
Appendices 31-40 16:40 Read by Kevin Green
Appendices 41-50 6:22 Read by Kevin Green
Appendices 51-73 13:22 Read by Kevin Green

Reviews

Easy listening!


(5 stars)

Very informative stories, the narrator has a very calm, steady voice. I listen to this before going to sleep as I find it relaxing.

Excellent!


(5 stars)

Succinct, lively retellings of the classical myths, read in a clear and pleasant voice. I wish the narrator would apply his talents to classical texts.

well read and clear


(5 stars)

enjoyed this very much! make sure you listen to the appendices because they really are as good as the stories themselves.


(4.5 stars)

Good informative stories, well written and very well read- clear and easily followed.


(5 stars)

Excellent book with a fine reading.