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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Inappropriate Title.

A more apt title for this Modern Scholar Lecture Series is "Random Thoughts on Classical Greek Mythology from a Contemporary Feminist Perspective".
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- Maureen

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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- Billy Barker

Book Details

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