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Don't Know Much About World Myths

Kenneth C. Davis

Employing the popular Don't Know Much About® style, with its familiar question-and-answer format, DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT MYTHOLOGY will explore the myths of the world, their impact on history, and their continuing role in our lives. It will offer listeners a wide-ranging, comprehensive, entertaining and listenable survey of the great myths of world civilizations, how they came to be, what they meant to the people who created them, how they influenced society, literature and art through history, and how they still speak to us today. Mythology is alive today in our art, literature, theatre, dreams, psychology--and certainly our language. "Pandora's Box," "Golden Fleece," "Labor of Hercules," and "Wheel of Fortune" are just a few of the words and phrases that come from a world of mythology and still color our speech. Using humor, contemporary references, and anecdotal material from mythology, extensive research based on recent archaeology which often reveals the history behind mythology and surprising information that breaks down conventional wisdom, DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT MYTHOLOGY will ultimately be about stories--the great and timeless tales that have fascinated people around the planet for several millennia. From the Compact Disc edition.

Employing the popular Don't Know Much About® style, with its familiar question-and-answer format, DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT MYTHOLOGY will explore the myths of the world, their impact on history, and their continuing role in our lives. It will offer listeners a wide-ranging, comprehensive, entertaining and listenable survey of the great myths of world civilizations, how they came to be, what they meant to the people who created them, how they influenced society, literature and art through history, and how they still speak to us today. Mythology is alive today in our art, literature, theatre, dreams, psychology--and certainly our language. "Pandora's Box," "Golden Fleece," "Labor of Hercules," and "Wheel of Fortune" are just a few of the words and phrases that come from a world of mythology and still color our speech. Using humor, contemporary references, and anecdotal material from mythology, extensive research based on recent archaeology which often reveals the history behind mythology and surprising information that breaks down conventional wisdom, DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT MYTHOLOGY will ultimately be about stories--the great and timeless tales that have fascinated people around the planet for several millennia. From the Compact Disc edition.
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Employing the popular Don't Know Much About® style, with its familiar question-and-answer format, DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT MYTHOLOGY will explore the myths of the world, their impact on history, and their continuing role in our lives. It will offer listeners a wide-ranging, comprehensive, entertaining and listenable survey of the great myths of world civilizations, how they came to be, what they meant to the people who created them, how they influenced society, literature and art through history, and how they still speak to us today. Mythology is alive today in our art, literature, theatre, dreams, psychology--and certainly our language. "Pandora's Box," "Golden Fleece," "Labor of Hercules," and "Wheel of Fortune" are just a few of the words and phrases that come from a world of mythology and still color our speech. Using humor, contemporary references, and anecdotal material from mythology, extensive research based on recent archaeology which often reveals the history behind mythology and surprising information that breaks down conventional wisdom, DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT MYTHOLOGY will ultimately be about stories--the great and timeless tales that have fascinated people around the planet for several millennia. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jason Harris, John Bedford Lloyd

Length:

4h 10m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:30

Introduction
Introduction

03:02


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:21


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:56


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:33


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:13


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:26


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:20


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:02


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:32


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:46


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:41