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A HAND-BOOK OF MYTHOLOGY : MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME: is a Greek and Roman mythology book written by E. M. BERENS that suitable for the requirements of both boys and girls, has long been recognized by the principals of our advanced schools. The study of the classics themselves, even where the attainments of the pupil have rendered this feasible, has not b A HAND-BOOK OF MYTHOLOGY : MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME: is a Greek and Roman mythology book written by E. M. BERENS that suitable for the requirements of both boys and girls, has long been recognized by the principals of our advanced schools. The study of the classics themselves, even where the attainments of the pupil have rendered this feasible, has not been found altogether successful in giving to the student a clear and succinct idea of the religious beliefs of the ancients, and it has been suggested that a work which would so deal with the subject as to render it at once interesting and instructive would be hailed as a valuable introduction to the study of classic authors, and would be found to assist materially the labours of both master and pupil. This is a comprehensive collection of all the major and minor gods of Rome and Greece, with descriptions of festivals and retellings of major mythological stories. Included: - Active table of contents - the Pronouncing Index link in the book - 17 classic ancients arts by color illustration - Free all chapters Audiobook link for download (which can be downloaded separately using a PC/Mac) As a reader, you would want everything readily available at your fingertips with active table of content. This e-book has been put together in one easy and convenient place for you. There is a classic books for readers of all ages you can read at bedtime or anytime. You can have this e-book for an incredibly lower price.


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A HAND-BOOK OF MYTHOLOGY : MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME: is a Greek and Roman mythology book written by E. M. BERENS that suitable for the requirements of both boys and girls, has long been recognized by the principals of our advanced schools. The study of the classics themselves, even where the attainments of the pupil have rendered this feasible, has not b A HAND-BOOK OF MYTHOLOGY : MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME: is a Greek and Roman mythology book written by E. M. BERENS that suitable for the requirements of both boys and girls, has long been recognized by the principals of our advanced schools. The study of the classics themselves, even where the attainments of the pupil have rendered this feasible, has not been found altogether successful in giving to the student a clear and succinct idea of the religious beliefs of the ancients, and it has been suggested that a work which would so deal with the subject as to render it at once interesting and instructive would be hailed as a valuable introduction to the study of classic authors, and would be found to assist materially the labours of both master and pupil. This is a comprehensive collection of all the major and minor gods of Rome and Greece, with descriptions of festivals and retellings of major mythological stories. Included: - Active table of contents - the Pronouncing Index link in the book - 17 classic ancients arts by color illustration - Free all chapters Audiobook link for download (which can be downloaded separately using a PC/Mac) As a reader, you would want everything readily available at your fingertips with active table of content. This e-book has been put together in one easy and convenient place for you. There is a classic books for readers of all ages you can read at bedtime or anytime. You can have this e-book for an incredibly lower price.

30 review for MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (Free AudioBook Link)(Illustrated)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tahera

    My first ever audio book. Interesting experience... realised two things: 1 A good option to finish a book quickly 2 I have been mispronoucing quite a few words till now :3

  2. 4 out of 5

    Doreen Petersen

    Not the sort of book I would usually read but I figured I'd give it a try. If you like to read about ancient Greece and Rome then this is the book for you but unfortunately it really didn't impress me that much.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sara Aouichi

    i really enjoyed reading this also listning to the audio book

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ari

    I read this on my e-reader, which meant I didn’t have access to the much lauded footnotes (major drawback I didn’t know about when I bought it!). However, I read it to refresh my memory of ancient mythology before settling down to read The Iliad, and I am amazingly glad I did. Berens has done an excellent job of assuming that as an adult you probably know the basics, and manages to both refresh what you already knew, and introduce new material. I especially enjoyed learning more about HOW the an I read this on my e-reader, which meant I didn’t have access to the much lauded footnotes (major drawback I didn’t know about when I bought it!). However, I read it to refresh my memory of ancient mythology before settling down to read The Iliad, and I am amazingly glad I did. Berens has done an excellent job of assuming that as an adult you probably know the basics, and manages to both refresh what you already knew, and introduce new material. I especially enjoyed learning more about HOW the ancients worshiped their myriad gods. I also was glad he acknowledged some of the more common myths about the myths and included information about the Roman myth that corresponds with the Greek myth right on the same page instead of in a separate section. That helped make it one of the most well organized reference books I’ve ever read, as well as one of the most interesting.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Fred

    This is a well researched and essential book for anyone trying to learn more in real depth about the religious beliefs of the Greeks and Romans. It doesn't go into any great depth in any one area but what it does is cover all ridiculous numbers of the Gods and Godesses of both Pantheons. I honestly had no idea that there were so many minor divinities until reading this book. It loses a star by being a true history book and not making much effort to liven things up. It reads very nearly as a textb This is a well researched and essential book for anyone trying to learn more in real depth about the religious beliefs of the Greeks and Romans. It doesn't go into any great depth in any one area but what it does is cover all ridiculous numbers of the Gods and Godesses of both Pantheons. I honestly had no idea that there were so many minor divinities until reading this book. It loses a star by being a true history book and not making much effort to liven things up. It reads very nearly as a textbook and I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who isn't honestly interested in the subject.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    Excellent quality Project Gutenberg ebook: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22381 It's a keeper for reference. Excellent quality Project Gutenberg ebook: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22381 It's a keeper for reference.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Cari

    Not dry or well referenced enough for a textbook and not written in flowery enough prose for an amusement.

  8. 5 out of 5

    What an embarrassing piece of work. Berens litters most of the retellings of the myths and legends with his over-arching commentary on how each mythological tale and archetype is essentilly the work of a "savage", "crude" or "unrefined" civilization.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Eddie Galarza

    Greece is the cradle of Western civilization. Even after thousands of years our culture and society continues to be heavily influenced by the beliefs, myths and legends of these ancient peoples. For that reason, once upon a time the educational system in the United States included formal instruction about the classics, and in his desire to provide students with a concise volume on this subject, E.M. Berens penned this work. In it you will read about the origin of the gods, their quarrels, love a Greece is the cradle of Western civilization. Even after thousands of years our culture and society continues to be heavily influenced by the beliefs, myths and legends of these ancient peoples. For that reason, once upon a time the educational system in the United States included formal instruction about the classics, and in his desire to provide students with a concise volume on this subject, E.M. Berens penned this work. In it you will read about the origin of the gods, their quarrels, love affairs, and blessings to humanity. You will also become acquainted with ancient heroes like Hercules, Jason, Ion, Cadmus, Persius, and many more. There is also a section on their religious beliefs and practices, for which I was particularly grateful. It is truly a wonderful book with only one flaw: its brevity. One of the things that makes the myths and legends of Ancient Greece eternal is the depth they carried. The stories are masterpieces because they dig into the essence of what it means to be human, in all its frivolity, fatality and search for purpose. Unfortunately, due to its shortness, this element is utterly missing in "Myths and Legends." However, I do not wish to discourage anyone from reading it, since this book serves as a good introduction or an overview on the classics.

  10. 5 out of 5

    yyyasmin

    I understand that Greek Mythology is a pretty hefty topic, but the author presents in an easy and understandable way. It's just that, it was hard to keep track of so many characters, though, and at several points I did feel as if I was in a history lesson...and I dozed off. But if you read books like Percy Jackson or whatever and you want to find out more, yeah, then you can use this book as your reference.

  11. 5 out of 5

    P

    Interesting, yes. Of course Greek mythology always is, additional thanks to Percy Jackson. But reader friendly? No seriously, the way its presented I would much rather go and do something else & forget about the book completely than actually read it with interest. Interesting, yes. Of course Greek mythology always is, additional thanks to Percy Jackson. But reader friendly? No seriously, the way its presented I would much rather go and do something else & forget about the book completely than actually read it with interest.

  12. 4 out of 5

    David

    A good summary of Greek mythology, relating the stories well but not exhaustively. Roman mythology, however, plays a pretty small part. This book is available online for free.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Janeiva

    I KNOW THIS BOOK IS FOR EDUCATION PURPOSES BUT WOW IT CAN PUT A COLIC CHILD TO BED COULDN'T FINISH

  14. 4 out of 5

    Tea

    Sorry to my younger-self I was in love with Greek mythology as a child. But I found myself just flicking through the pages. And avoiding the book.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Martina

    A small encyclopedia of all the mythical world of the Greeks and Romans. If you want to reach a general yet perfectly recounted knowledge of the Ancient times, this is the collection for you. It's obviously less engaging than reading the translation of the myths themselves, but the description of almost every god and godess is worth every minute of the reading. I particularly loved the description of the nymphs, for some reason they had more pathos and poetry to them than any other description g A small encyclopedia of all the mythical world of the Greeks and Romans. If you want to reach a general yet perfectly recounted knowledge of the Ancient times, this is the collection for you. It's obviously less engaging than reading the translation of the myths themselves, but the description of almost every god and godess is worth every minute of the reading. I particularly loved the description of the nymphs, for some reason they had more pathos and poetry to them than any other description given. In fact, sometimes, they could get a bit too much methodic for my taste.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jacob Hopkins

    It’s a good book for a crash course in Greek and Roman mythology but one should keep in mind for whom it was written. It generalizes quite a bit; however, it would be hard not to in such a concise novel. I have read many of these 200ish page Greek and Roman mythology books since starting studying classics and I think that this one is pretty good. I would recommend it for someone who wants a good base knowledge of Greek or Roman myth. Maybe for someone who is just beginning their studying and nee It’s a good book for a crash course in Greek and Roman mythology but one should keep in mind for whom it was written. It generalizes quite a bit; however, it would be hard not to in such a concise novel. I have read many of these 200ish page Greek and Roman mythology books since starting studying classics and I think that this one is pretty good. I would recommend it for someone who wants a good base knowledge of Greek or Roman myth. Maybe for someone who is just beginning their studying and need the basic knowledge or someone who has not experienced Greek mythology outside of Percy Jackson.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    Good for general reference, for general audiences. The author warns in the preface that he tried to make make the narratives palatable to children... which means many of the troubling events are glossed over or described as "joined in marriage" or "became united to". Sometimes the crimes are implied or alluded to, but it would make a good introduction to the stories for children, and a good jumping off point for adults, augmented by a further search through not so abridged versions.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Books By Hala

    This is a great production from Collins. I usually google these things separately but this book compiles them in great sequence and details . It starts off with the origins of Greek mythology which later spread to Rome. Stories of the gods, legends and festivals are all there with thorough explanation and details. A must have as a reference in any library!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Phillip Riley

    This book is really amazing! If you want a good overview of the mythology, this is a great place to go. Not only is there an overview of lots of major and minor divinities, but also stories, description of temples, rituals, and lots more. Definitely worth the time.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Vivien

    This was a bit like reading a text book. The first half was a definition of the origins and relationships of the Greek and Roman gods which got more tedious as the gods got more obscure. The second half was the famous legends which were not written with any gusto.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jem

    I’ve always been fascinated with Greek and Roman mythologies but the books were either too complicated or boring. This is a great introduction to world of Greeks and Romans that is comprehensive with many of the highlights of their entire history.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Pollie

    Good review of all the myths.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kathi Olsen

    Interesting stories, but the beginning was a little confusing trying to keep everyone straight. Felt like I needed to see a pedigree chart. Read it in portions rather than straight through

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ali

    Very informative, but so dry. Took me awhile to get through.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jlakis

    Makes sense.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Brandi

    Treats the ancient Greek culture as barbaric or quaint at times. I guess that's what you get from a book published in 1880. Good overview.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ahmed Mourad

    Brief and informative

  28. 5 out of 5

    Thomas

    Mythology is always a interesting subject for me.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Tsvetina

    ew

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jorja

    Great overview of all the Greek myths and legends

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