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Classical Mythology

Captivating Stories of Greek and Roman Gods, Heroes, and Mythological Creatures
Narrated by: Dryw McArthur
Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: History, Ancient
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Summary

Explore captivating stories of Greek and Roman gods, goddesses, and monsters in this ultimate guide to classical mythology. 

This audiobook includes two captivating manuscripts: 

  • Greek Mythology: Captivating Greek Myths of Greek Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, and Heroes
  • Roman Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Roman Gods, Goddesses, and Mythological Creatures

In addition to explaining how creation itself began, myths in many cultures have the function of “just-so” stories, explaining various other important things - the invention of fire, why we have weather, and the names of plants and birds, for example. Greek and Roman mythology is no different: enfolded in grand stories of gods and heroes are some of the ways the ancient Greeks and Romans understood many of the more common aspects of their world.  

Although the gods and goddesses were powerful, immortal beings, they were in many ways still very like the humans who worshiped them and created these tales. The gods and goddesses are stricken with jealousy; they fall in love; and they get angry when they feel slighted and bestow gifts when they are honored. Likewise, the heroes are larger than life: They’re stronger, faster, and more skilled than ordinary mortals, but they are still subject to pain, illness, and death.  

Within this audiobook, you'll find the following myths and topics covered: 

  • The creation of the Titans
  • The birth of the Olympians and the downfall of the Titans
  • Prometheus and Epimetheus
  • The birth of the Muses
  • The Olympian gods and goddesses
  • Hera, queen of the gods
  • Hermes, trickster and messenger of the Gods
  • Gray-eyed Athena, goddess of wisdom and strategy
  • Hephaestus, god of fire and smithcraft
  • Artemis, virgin goddess of the hunt
  • Apollo, god of music and healing
  • Dionysus, god of wine and ritual madness
  • Ares, god of war, and Aphrodite, goddess of love
  • The story of Demeter and Persephone
  • Demigods, heroes, and monsters
  • The story of Perseus
  • Heracles
  • Theseus and the minotaur
  • The Trojan connection
  • What history and an analysis of myth tell us
  • Founding of Rome
  • Purely Roman gods
  • The creatures of Roman mythology
  • Borrowings from Etruria
  • Influence of the Greek pantheon
  • Greek creatures adopted by the Romans
  • Roman conquests of the Celts
  • Truth behind the Roman gods
  • And more

 Download the audiobook now and learn more about classical mythology.

©2018 Matt Clayton (P)2018 Matt Clayton

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Small sweet and interesting stories

I wanted to write a short story and knew this book had the details I wanted - I was delighted to find it available here. This book gives you details about the gods that you didn't know you wanted to know!

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Comprehensive and complete

I read this back in school, and it was great picking it up again. Fun stories and well written. If you are into mythology, this is a must book.

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Decent Fun Mythology

This is one of my favorite books because it is easy to understand and still full of accurate and detailed accounts of Greek myths. Fantastic book for casual reading or for a student doing research.

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Solid Introduction to Mythology

I adore this book so much that I own it in multiple formats. The theories are well researched and engaging, and the authors voice is clear and warm. Very much recommended to mythology lovers!

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Classic Look

"Mythology" is surprisingly entertaining, heavy doses of history made easy. It's a feat to make ancient mythological stories and characters fascinating even today.

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Great way

A great way to learn about Mythology. I read several mythology books so far and this is by far the best one. Easy to understand and the author does a great a job at giving brief history introduction regarding each story. I would recommend it.

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Great buy

This book is very, very comprehensive, it covers most all of Greek mythology.It is written in such a way that the layman feels smart but the expert still feels satisfied. It is very easy to see the Heroic Journey in the way Matt writes.

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This is an excellent summary

This book flows easily from one story to the next. He gives you a clear explanation of who each god/goddess was and what they represented. Their family trees are given but he also explains it throughout the book. Overall, it's a very nice book.

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Superb introduction to classical Mythology

My granddaughter was so happy with this audio book. She started reading it the day she got it. She is still listening to it and says it is a good book. I am pleased with my purchase.

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The Greek Way is one of my favorite books

This book has every mythological heroes, gods and goddess that existed around the Roman's and Greek Empire era. They tell you a great description on who they are and their story.

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  • Armani
  • 12-07-18

Easy to understand

Diverse and entertaining, informative, and easy to listen to. I would recommend it to anyone who wishes to study the subject.There narration was great, the stories interesting, and the speakers learned

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  • Estrella Micheal
  • 12-07-18

Beautiful book, wonderful writer

This is a great book for anyone who is interested in mythology. The information is nicely laid out and easy to follow. I like how the different gods were described and what makes them special and unique.

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  • Erin danna
  • 12-07-18

well written book

This book will help you open your mind about the Greek Mythology. You will be able to know more about the Greek Gods, Goddesses , heroes and many more. The book was written in a very simple way so even students can easily understand.

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  • S.GarcDia
  • 12-07-18

Satisfied a lot!

This book has lots of gods and goddesses of Greek mythology as well as heroes and monsters from different bloodlines and family trees of both Olympian and titan gods. The author also included different stories and tales of different gods and heroes inside the book. Very much appreciated and fun to read as well as entertaining.

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  • M.Maverick
  • 12-07-18

Matt's books .. Can't be put down

For those inspired by Greek Mythology, this is a brilliant book. Loaded with fascinating 'actualities' about the divine beings and Roman Gods, Heroes.Nice. Elegantly composed, well illustrated

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  • kieran Jaxon
  • 12-07-18

GREEK GODS

As a Narrator Dryw McArthur leads the way...it's like story telling that can be understood at any level ...you are not lost...but enthralled by his clarity and his passion cannot be duplicated.

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  • Raymond Ava
  • 12-07-18

This was a lot of fun!

I have been amazed at the diamonds unearthed in this teaching. Do yourself an eternal favor eat, drink, and listen to this audiobook! God will give you depths of His glorious riches like you have ever seen!

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  • Bright
  • 12-07-18

It is amazing

I can't stop listening to it its just so so so good I suggest it to every one.The time I invested in this wonderful book series has helped towards Romans has help me to love God and treasure Christ even more.

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  • Arthur
  • 12-07-18

A Great Survey of Greek Mythology

Do not let your Life end without listening to this magnificent exposition of God's words.

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  • Paul
  • 12-07-18

Well Worth

I would recommend this book to any one who is interested in growing in Christ and deepening their faith walk