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Greek Mythology Audiobook

Greek Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Ancient Greek Religion with Its Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Mortals

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Publisher's Summary

The ancient Greeks were explorers in many ways. They traveled to new places, creating colonies in strange lands far from their original homes. They were survivors. They were honorable thieves. They used their cunning to explore the frontiers of philosophy and they wrested from the chaos of the surrounding wilderness the building blocks of civilization.

Though the Greeks were late to the game of writing, what they wrote became an important part of our world's heritage. Greek heroes taught us many lessons, from Homer's poetry about war and a warrior's return home to the tales of Cadmus, Jason, Herakles and even Oedipus.

The myths of Greek heroes give us a glimpse beyond the edge of history, into the lives of very real people. How much of their tales are true, we may never know. But this book will present their tales in a new light, hopefully making their experiences a bit more real and perhaps shining a light on what may have really happened behind the distortions of time and generations of misunderstanding.

This audiobook is broken into four parts. The first will explore Greek heroes, what they were like and what they accomplished. The second part of the book will tackle Greek religion; the gods and goddesses which establish the backdrop against which Greek legends were formed. In the third part of the book, we take a close look at the myths of Greek monsters. And finally, in the fourth part, we explore the possible meaning behind the literal words of Greek mythology. Early in the written history of ancient Greece, we have the great Athenian lawgiver, Solon. He attempted to tame the unruly beast within the heart of each Greek hero. They were selfish, each and every one of them. But they also had a code of honor that helped them reign in their selfishness. Listen to this audiobook now!

©2017 Matt Clayton (P)2017 Matt Clayton

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    This is the second of Matt's books I've purchased. His first one sucked me in. I found this one hard to turn off and listened to almost its entirety in one sitting. I have always been interested in Greek mythology and this book provided me with more exciting details to the stories I was already familiar with. Thanks you for sharing Matt!

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    "high level understanding of greek myths!"

    The book was thoroughly exemplified. Complete with all general information needed to help us more figure out the names and all the sort.

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    "Learned more about the topic!"

    This is a very nice audiobook! very interesting Greek mythology book guide. Very helpful and and I learned a lot from this book.

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    "I LOVE this book"

    I LOVE this book. I am truly into Greek mythology and desired to learn more about the culture of Greek mythology and familiarize myself with the gods and this AUDIObook does just that. It yet has a neat family tree of all the gods so it really helps to capture who is related to who. I surely support!

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    "I chose this audiobook"

    I chose this audiobook. It provides brief information on the mythological characters and places of Greek mythology.
    The book contains a lot of data and a few examples to help knowing how some of the creatures looked like

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    "Helpful and tons of excellent info"

    LOVE working this AUDIObook with my students when we do any analysis on mythology. Helpful and tons of excellent info about lots of mythology.

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    "this AUDIObook seems quite educational"

    As a part of the information, I still use this AUDIObook to support me do the investigation that I want to do and to develop my own research when and if must be and I'm taking mythology class next semester also and this AUDIObook seems quite educational.

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    "This book is a great to deliver you a great survey"

    The tales are short and to the point without showing hurried and the stories are in order. By listening to this audiobook I have received more from this book. This book is a great to deliver you a fleeting survey with amazing details. I just like to recommend all of you to listen to this book.

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    "Such an excellent book"

    A well-balanced AUDIObook. A lot of valuable knowledge about Greek Mythological included in this book. I was truly surprised by how much helpful erudition raised in such a short book. The writer explained every individual thing very obviously with amazing fit information. Such an excellent book. Highly recommended.

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    "I'm sure you will get something from it"

    All the gods and goddesses of Greek mythology was called here. Greek Mythology is the piece of our history. This is a perfect guide for Greek Mythology. I have heard a lot of this book and I'm sure you will get something from it.

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