• Classical Mythology

  • Captivating Stories of Greek and Roman Gods, Heroes, and Mythological Creatures
  • By: Matt Clayton
  • Narrated by: Dryw McArthur
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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By: Matt Clayton
Narrated by: Dryw McArthur
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Publisher's 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
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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great reference


This is a great reference book for anyone with even a remote interest on the subject of Mythology, both young and old. It's especially a great starter book or a great refresher book

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I absolutely love mythology and this book is amazing with its description. I love the stories and how he incorporated the different beliefs in one book!

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the best introduction to Classical Mythology thought and works. His ideas of excellence inspired by their place and its beauty.

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Good book

What I found pleasantly surprising about this book is that it is easily understood, yet a very viable source of ancient Greek mythology. Great for all ages if you are interested at all in Greek mythology.

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Could have been better

Nice information. If you're into Greek myths this is for you. Contains various ones from describing the gods to less common myths.

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Good information and presented clearly

Lately, I've become fascinated with Ancient Rome and Greece. This book is a valuable guide to understanding the culture of that time.

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  • 01-06-21

Awful

Sorry the voice is bad, it keeps skipping and as for enthralling stories.... don't buy.