Classical Mythology: The Greeks

  • by Professor Peter Meineck
  • Narrated by Peter Meineck
  • 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's 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.


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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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- Margaret

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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- Steven

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-09-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books