Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome (audio book)Many of our ebooks are available through library electronic resources including these platforms:. The first anthology ever to present the entire range of ancient Greek and Roman stories—from myths and fairy tales to jokes. Captured centaurs and satyrs, talking animals, people who suddenly change sex, men who give birth, the temporarily insane and the permanently thick-witted, delicate sensualists, incompetent seers, a woman who remembers too much, a man who cannot laugh—these are just some of the colorful characters who feature in the unforgettable stories that ancient Greeks and Romans told in their daily lives. Together they created an incredibly rich body of popular oral stories that include, but range well beyond, mythology—from heroic legends, fairy tales, and fables to ghost stories, urban legends, and jokes. This unique anthology presents the largest collection of these tales ever assembled.
Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome Audiobook E. M. BERENS
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Roman mythology is the body of traditional stories pertaining to ancient Rome 's legendary origins and religious system , as represented in the literature and visual arts of the Romans. The Romans usually treated their traditional narratives as historical, even when these have miraculous or supernatural elements. The stories are often concerned with politics and morality, and how an individual's personal integrity relates to his or her responsibility to the community or Roman state. Heroism was an important theme. When the stories illuminate Roman religious practices, they are more concerned with ritual, augury , and institutions than with theology or cosmogony.
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Edited by William Hansen. Princeton: Princeton University Press, , pp. If the claims of the title seem extravagant, know that compiler William Hansen has collected far more than the folktales, legends, and myths of Greece and Rome. The extensive volume includes anecdotes, historical tidbits, ghost stories, and the occasional work in verse. Hansen's introduction explores the genres of the texts he has prepared, making a distinction between the mythological and the popular. He is careful to note that although mythological texts are credence narratives-historicity is implied-Greek and Roman myths are best understood to be distinct from sacred narratives.