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Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

E.M. Berens

00:00(1/31) 01 – Preface, Part I: Myths, and The First Dynasty00:00
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1. 01 – Preface, Part I: Myths, and The First Dynasty
2. 02 – The Second Dynasty: Chronus, Rhea, Division of the World, Theories as to the Origin of Man
3. 03 – Third Dynasty: Olympian Divinities- Zeus (Jupiter)
4. 04 – Third Dynasty: Olympian Divinities- Hera, Pallas Athene, Themis, and Hestia
5. 05 – Third Dynasty: Olympian Divinities- Demeter and Aphrodite
6. 06 – Third Dynasty: Olympian Divinities- Phoebus-Apollo
7. 07 – Third Dynasty: Olympian Divinities- Hecate and Selene
8. 08 – Third Dynasty: Olympian Divinities- Artemis
9. 09 – Third Dynasty: Olympian Divinities- Hephaetus and Poseidon
10. 10 – Third Dynasty: Sea Divinities- Oceanus through Nike
11. 11 – Third Dynasty: Sea Divinities- Hermes
12. 12 – Third Dynasty: Sea Divinities- Dionysus
13. 13 – Third Dynasty: Sea Divinities- Aides and Plutus
14. 14 – Third Dynasty: Minor Divinities
15. 15 – Third Dynasty: Night and Her Children – Nyx through Eros and Psyche
16. 16 – Third Dynasty: Night and Her Children- Hymen through the Charities or Graces
17. 17 – Third Dynasty: Night and Her Children- Horae through Asclepias
18. 18 – Third Dynasty: Roman Divinities
19. 19 – Public Worship of the Ancient Greeks and Romans
20. 20 – Greek Festivals
21. 21 – Roman Festivals
22. 22 – Legends: Cadmus and Perseus
23. 23 – Legends: Ion and Daedelus and Icarus
24. 24 – Legends: The Argonauts
25. 25-1 – Legends: Pelops and Heracles – part 1
26. 25-2 – Legends: Heracles – part 2
27. 26 – Legends: Bellerophon and Theseus
28. 27 – Legends: Oedipus and The Seven against Thebes
29. 28 – Legends: The Epigoni, Alcmaeon and the Necklace, and The Heraclidae
30. 29 – The Siege of Troy
31. 30 – Return of the Greeks from Troy

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Summary

Silver footed, fair haired Thetis, Ares the God of War, Nike the Goddess of Victory, The Furies and The Muses, Zeus the presiding deity of the Universe and the magical, mysterious Olympus, are some of the amazing, mythical Greek and Roman deities you'll encounter in this book. Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by EM Berens was originally intended for young readers. Written in an easy and light style, the author attempts to bring the pantheon of gods into a comprehensible format. He organizes them into different dynasties and chronologies to make it easier for the reader to understand the labyrinthine relationships and connections between the various gods, heroes, minor divinities, mythical figures and legendary creatures. Greek and Roman legends form the base of all European art, literature and civilization itself. Since the advent of Christianity, the so called Pagan religion which dominated all of Europe for thousands of years were eclipsed but the study of the Classics as part of the education in Greek and Latin kept them alive. Today there's hardly a serious student of English or art who does not encounter some reference to an ancient Greek or Roman myth or deity somewhere in literature and the Western languages. A visit to any of the museums or classical art galleries in Europe would be one that's filled with allusions and depictions of Greek or Roman legends. For modern day readers, the book is a mine of information about the lineage of the gods, forms of worship, festivals and temples devoted to them. It is interestingly chronicled, right from the primordial legend of Uranus and Gaia to the Creation of the Earth, through the dynasties of the Gods, heroes and divinities of the Night and the Sea, right up to the Trojan War where the Gods played a most important role in the destiny of humans. The section on temples and worship is especially interesting for students of archeology and history. It also includes statues, augurs, soothsayers, temple architecture, altars, priests and sacrifices. The extensive footnotes and author's notes for each chapter add value and interest while the charming illustrations make it attractive for younger readers. Anyone who is interested in exploring the ancient legends of two of the oldest Western civilizations would certainly find Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens a source of hours of reading pleasure and a valuable addition to their bookshelf.

Reviews

awsome

- dope

the audio is bad so i went to read it myself

Callisto

- mythe

good book, somre readers are better then others. Still this is a good book

Meem

- Good book

But the recording, the voice and the accent don't match the quality of the book. I stopped after chapter 6 because it was getting hard to focus and understand that accent in that monotone.

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- myths

I heard of some kinds of stories about myths and this is the best!

美智子

- myths

The story was pretty good,but the voice was rather too hard to understand all these things.