Classical Mythology

The Greeks
Author(s): Peter Meineck
Imprint: Modern Scholar
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Product Number: Z07348
Released: Sep 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470393168
Narrator/s: Peter Meineck
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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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Author(s): Peter Meineck
Narrator(s): Peter Meineck
Product Number UC058
Released: Jan 26, 2005
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Author(s): Peter Meineck
Product Number UT058
Released: Mar 24, 2005
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"In 14 lectures, Professor Meineck treats listeners to the energy and humanity that characterize the stories at the basis of our cultural heritage. He begins with the Olympian theogony, drawing especially on Hesiod, and then jumps into the stories of Homer and the dramatists, showing how their works expressed the history, politics, and religion of the culture and created the Greeks' sense of themselves. Each lecture begins with a deliberate pace. But as it develops, the professor's excitement increases, his pace quickens, and his Cockney accent sharpens markedly. The listener, like Odysseus, rolls through mysterious but carefully charted seas with the acclaimed professor, like the goddess Athena, guiding the ship. It's a fascinating journey made even more accessible by a thorough companion text, notes, and a bibliography. P.E.F. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"