Summary

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.
©2004 Peter Meineck (P)2004 Recorded Books
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By Margaret on 15-08-11

Entertaining, informative and thought provoking!

I studied Greek Mythology as part of my degree many years ago, and so was expecting to find this nice but a bit basic. Not so! This is brilliant both as a beginners guide and for people with more in depth knowledge. Peter is a natural storyteller with a gift for presenting complex theories in a simple, easily absorbed fashion. There's a good mix of subject matter and the information itself is fascinating. I would recommend it to anyone! It's the best thing I've downloaded from audible so far.

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By Steven on 03-07-10

Mythology Busted

I've not heard them all yet, but I cant get enough of Professor Meinecks lectures on the Greek myths. Brilliant so far and so informative Professor Meineck has you thinking of these myths in different ways and puts new slants on the reasons for them. Interesting lecturer, with the lectures set out in an easy to follow production. Give me more.

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By Billy Barker on 17-04-10

Loved it!

I think Peter Meineck does a wonderful job here of explaining Greek mythology. I can now confidently approach literature which have Greek mythological references and have a greater appreciation and understanding of its origins. There are 14 lectures where Prof. Meineck covers the major greek mythological characters. A wonderful discovery of learning if you ask me!

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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By R. BLAUFUSS on 08-01-10

Greek Mythology Explained.

Very, very informative with alot of perspective as to the meaning of all these Gods, with excellant reasoning. If you like mythology get this audio, if you dont like mythology get it anyway, because you soon will!!

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