Stories of Old Greece and Rome

Emilie Kip BAKER (1873 - 1951)

The Stories of Old Greece and Rome is an easy to read summary of all of the famous and not so famous Greek and Roman mythological stories. All of the famous Heroes are here: Theseus, Jason, Hercules, and all of the well known Deities. These stories tell the real detail of the myths, not the ones that have become sanitized (and dare I say it, 'Disneyfied') over the centuries. These are not stories for children, as the old gods and heroes were vengeful and some might say sadistic in their treatment of minor slights and misdemeanors. Putting out of eyes and ripping out of tongues is commonplace, and punishment by death is ever present. It is however fascinating to see how these tales have affected and influenced our culture and have woven themselves into our own myths and stories. (Summary by Kevin Green)

Genre(s): Classics (Greek & Latin Antiquity), Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 In The Beginning Kevin Green
00:08:32
Play 02 The Story of Pandora Kevin Green
00:11:10
Play 03 The Deluge Kevin Green
00:07:32
Play 04 Minerva Kevin Green
00:10:33
Play 05 Apollo and King Admetus Kevin Green
00:08:31
Play 06 Apollo the Musician Kevin Green
00:09:42
Play 07 The Love of Apollo Kevin Green
00:11:01
Play 08 Diana Kevin Green
00:09:10
Play 09 The Story of Endymion Kevin Green
00:04:39
Play 10 Mercury Kevin Green
00:11:29
Play 11 Venus Kevin Green
00:11:16
Play 12 The Story of Cupid and Psyche Kevin Green
00:16:01
Play 13 Famous Lovers Kevin Green
00:18:01
Play 14 The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice Kevin Green
00:10:11
Play 15 Mars and Vulcan Kevin Green
00:15:35
Play 16 The Story of Proserpina Kevin Green
00:12:33
Play 17 Pluto and the Underworld Kevin Green
00:20:44
Play 18 Neptune and the Sea-Gods Kevin Green
00:20:05
Play 19 Baccus Kevin Green
00:21:18
Play 20 Pan and the Nymphs Kevin Green
00:13:23
Play 21 The Vestals Kevin Green
00:09:08
Play 22 Minor Deities Kevin Green
00:16:09
Play 23 Hercules, part 1 Kevin Green
00:13:49
Play 24 Hercules, part 2 Kevin Green
00:16:23
Play 25 Perseus Kevin Green
00:21:02
Play 26 Bellerophon Kevin Green
00:14:29
Play 27 The Story of Jason, part 1 Kevin Green
00:10:40
Play 28 The Story of Jason, part 2 Kevin Green
00:10:52
Play 29 The Calydonian Hunt Kevin Green
00:11:11
Play 30 Theseus, part 1 Kevin Green
00:10:27
Play 31 Theseus, part 2 Kevin Green
00:14:17
Play 32 Oedipus Kevin Green
00:14:51
Play 33 The Apple of Discord Kevin Green
00:09:02
Play 34 Appendices 1-10 Kevin Green
00:12:50
Play 35 Appendices 11-20 Kevin Green
00:08:28
Play 36 Appendices 21-30 Kevin Green
00:10:21
Play 37 Appendices 31-40 Kevin Green
00:16:40
Play 38 Appendices 41-50 Kevin Green
00:06:22
Play 39 Appendices 51-73 Kevin Green
00:13:22