The Greek Myths (Unabridged‪)‬

    • 3.6 • 9 Ratings
    • $21.99

    • $21.99

Publisher Description

Including many of the greatest stories ever told - the labours of Hercules, the voyage of the Argonauts, Theseus and the minotaur, Midas and his golden touch, the Trojan War and Odysseus's journey home - Robert Graves's superb and comprehensive retelling of the Greek myths for a modern audience has been regarded for over fifty years as the definitive version.

With a novelist's skill and a poet's eye, Graves draws on the entire canon of ancient literature, bringing together all the elements of every myth into one epic and unforgettable story. Ideal for the first-time reader, it is equally valuable for anyone seeking an authoritative and detailed account of the gods, heroes and extraordinary events that provide the bedrock of Western literature. The result is a classic among classics, a treasure trove of extraordinary tales and a masterful work of literature in its own right.

Robert von Ranke Graves (24 July 1895 – 7 December 1985) was an English poet and novelist, scholar, translator and writer of antiquity, specialising in Classical Greece and Rome. During his long life he produced more than 140 works. Graves's translations and innovative analysis and interpretations of the Greek myths, the memoir of his early life, Good-bye to all That, and his speculative study of poetic inspiration, The White Goddess, have never been out of print. Graves earned his living by writing popular historical novels, including I, Claudius (for which he was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize), King Jesus, The Golden Fleece and Count Belisarius. He was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford in 1961 and made an honorary fellow of St John’s College, Oxford, in 1971.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
MB
Matt Bates
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
19:56
hr min
RELEASED
2013
September 10
PUBLISHER
Audible Studios
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
SIZE
849.3
MB

Customer Reviews

humbucker204 ,

Glad to be able to hear them, but..

It is read at such a lightning quick speed and one story follows the next follows the next with barely a breath in between so seems nothing like the scholarly work which is my book at home and has very extensive foot notes which are the most fascinating and eye opening part of the book. Best part which earned an extra star in this review - was being able to hear the pronunciation of the names.

ChanzyA ,

The Bible of Greek Mythology

This is an amazing collection of stories. The audiobook version is fantastic

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