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3.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 5 3.93 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Professor Peter Meineck Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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In Classical Mythology: The Greeks, widely published Professor Peter Meineck examines in thrilling detail the far-reaching influence of Greek myths on Western thought and literature. The nature of myth and its importance to ancient Greece in terms of storytelling, music, poetry, religion, cults, rituals, theatre, and literature are viewed through works ranging from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey to the writings of Sophocles and Aeschylus. Through the study of these time-honored myths, the Greek heroes and gods - including Heracles, Zeus, Achilles, Athena, Aphrodite, and others - leap from the page in all their glorious splendor. The following lectures are not only an entertaining guide to Greek mythology, but a fascinating look into the culture and time that produced these eternal tales. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Yeager | 9/18/2013

    " Really simple to understand and the information was presented in such a way as to make it easy to remember. Great introduction to greek mythology. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wayne | 8/5/2012

    " A really engaging read, and a great place to start your journey back to the minds of the ancient Greeks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 8/17/2011

    " A well-done, informative, and entertaining introduction to Greek mythology. A good course to learn the basics, refresh your memory, and--at least for me--learn some new aspects and angles as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leigh | 5/20/2011

    " Far and away my favorites of the Greek plays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Oneflwover | 4/18/2011

    " "Kick not against the pricks, or smart for it!"

    "Man shall learn by suffering.
    When deep slumber falls, remembered sins
    Chafe the sore heart with fresh pain
    and no welcome wisdom meets within."
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Postmandick | 4/16/2011

    " I have mostly read The Eumenides, but what a dilemma these plays are! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 3/15/2011

    " This was a pleasant surprise. 3 short plays about death, revenge, and a trial. I skipped the introduction and notes, and only read them after reading each play, and I think that helped me enjoy them more - I didn't have preconceived ideas about what i was reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 3/3/2011

    " Once you get through the density of Aeschylus' language, it's really quite lovely. And Agamemnon is a freaking moron, but somehow that makes me like him more. Orestes? A lesser moron, which makes him less likable. But we persevere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi | 2/14/2011

    " I didn't enjoy him quite as much as Aristophanes or Sophocles, but I still found it enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tia | 2/7/2011

    " Cassandra, I love you. Clytemnestra, you bad bitch, I love you too. Furies and Athena, you rule.

    The book's females really make it sing. I <3 Lattimore so this translation was obviously gonna be amazing, and I enjoyed the ride indeed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mysistersgirl | 1/24/2011

    " The Orestia is a very entertaining but grewsome and mistake buyt are brilliantly written plays. It is a great insight into Greek tragedies by one of the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Qi | 1/21/2011

    " Ted Hughes translation is modern and accessible. The story of Oresteia is the triumph of civic justice over the bloody lineal quid-pro-quo cycle of violence and hatred.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorraine | 1/5/2011

    " one of the greatest pieces of literature ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kadie | 12/31/2010

    " Love this collection of plays! So much is going on and leads to great discussion. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie | 11/11/2010

    " Okay, I liked it better than The Iliad (also required reading for my Classical Humanities class) in some ways, but really, it's a dark story that just holds little interest to me. "

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