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Works and Days, The Theogony, and The Shield of Heracles by Hesiod

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Works and Days provides advice on agrarian matters and personal conduct. The Theogony explains the ancestry of the gods. The Shield of Heracles is the adventure of Heracles accepting an enemy’s challenge to fight. – Summary by Arthur Krolman for Librivox

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The Theogony

The Shield of Heracles

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Gorgias by Plato

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This dialogue brings Socrates face to face with the famous sophist Gorgias and his followers. It is a work likely completed around the time of “Republic” and illuminates many of the spiritual ideas of Plato. The spirituality, as Jowett points out in his wonderful introduction, has many ideas akin to Christianity, but is more generous as it reserves damnation only for the tyrants of the world. Some of the truths of Socrates, as presented by Plato, shine forth in this wonderful work on sophistry and other forms of persuasion or cookery. (Summary by Kevin Johnson for Librivox)

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Introduction Part 1

Introduction Part 2

Introduction Part 3

Introduction Part 4

Gorgias Part 1

Gorgias Part 2

Gorgias Part 3

Gorgias Part 4

Gorgias Part 5

Gorgias Part 6

Gorgias Part 7

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Meno by Plato, translated by Benjamin Jowett

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Meno (Ancient Greek: ?????) is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato. Written in the Socratic dialectic style, it attempts to determine the definition of virtue, or arete, meaning in this case virtue in general, rather than particular virtues, such as justice or temperance. The goal is a common definition that applies equally to all particular virtues. Socrates moves the discussion past the philosophical confusion, or aporia, created by Meno’s paradox (aka the learner’s paradox) with the introduction of new Platonic ideas: the theory of knowledge as recollection, anamnesis, and in the final lines a movement towards Platonic idealism.. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

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1 – Meno

2 – On the Ideas of Plato

3 – Part 1 of the Dialogs of Meno

4 – Part 2 of the Dialogs of Meno

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The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber

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Summary: This book is a collection of stories and histories about the Ancient Greeks, including many of their famous myths! – (Summary by Ann Boulais for Librivox)

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Preface

Early Inhabitants of Greece

The Deluge of Ogyges

The Found of Many Important Cities

Story of Deucalion

Story of Daedalus and Icaraus

The Adventures of Jason

Theseus visits the Labrinyth

The Terrible Prophecy

The Sphinx’s Riddle

Blindness and Death of Oedipus

The Taking of Thebes

The Childhood of Paris

The Muster of the Troops

The Sacrifice of Iphigenia

The Wrath of Achilles

The Death of Hector and Achilles

The Burning of Troy

Heroic Death of Codrus

The Blind Poet

The Rise of Sparta

The Spartan Training

The Brave Spartan Boy

Public Tables in Sparta

Laws of Lycurgus

The Messenian War

The Music of Tyrtaeus

Aristomenes’ Escape

The Olympic Games

Milo of Croton

The Jealous Athlete

The Girls’ Games

The Bloody Laws of Draco

The Laws of Solon

The First Plays

The Tyrant Pisistratus

The Tyrant’s Insult

Death of the Conspirators

Hippias Driven out of Athens

The Great King

Hippias Visits Darius

Destruction of the Persian Host

The Advance of the Second Host

The Battle of Marathon

Miltiades’ Disgrace

Aristides the Just

Two Noble Spartan Youths

The Great Army

Preparations for Defense

Leonidas at Themorplyae

Death of Leonidas

The Burning of Athens

The Battles of Salamis and Plataea

The Rebuilding of Athens

Death of Pausanias

Cimon improves Athens

The Earthquake

The Age of Pericles

The Teachings of Anaxagoras

Beginning of the Peloponnesian War

Death of Pericles

The Philosopher of Socrates

Socrates’ Favorite Pupil

Youth of Alcibiades

Greek Colonies in Italy

Alcibiades in Disgrace

Death of Alcibiades

The Overthrow of the Thirty Tyrants

Accusation of Socrates

Death of Socrates

The Defeat of Cyrus

The Retreat of the Ten Thousand

Agesilaus in Asia

A Strange Interview

The Peace of Antalcidas

The Theban Friends

Thebes Free Once More

The Battle of Leuctra

Death of Pelopidas

The Battle of Mantinea

The Tyrant of Syracuse

Story of Damon and Pythias

The Sword of Damocles

Dion and Dionysius

Civil War in Syracuse

Death of Dion

Philip of Macedon

Philip Begins His Conquests

The Orator Demosthenes

Philip Masters Greece

Birth of Alexander

The Steed Bucephalus

Alexander as King

Alexander and Diogenes

Alexander’s Brilliant Beginning

The Gordian Knot

Alexander’s Royal Captives

Alexander at Jerusalem

The African Desert

Death of Darius

Death of Porus

The Return to Babylon

Death of Alexander the Great

The Division of the Realm

Death of Demosthenes

The Last of the Athenians

The Colossus of Rhodes

The Battle of Ipsus

Demetrius and the Athenians

The Achaean League

Division in Sparta

Death of Agis

The War of the Two Leagues

The Last of the Greeks

Greece a Roman Province

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The Young Carthaginian by G. A. Henty

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Summary:?Typically, Henty’s heroes are boys of pluck in troubled times, and this is no different. Detailed research is embellished with a vivid imagination, especially in this novel set in the Punic wars, about which knowledge is limited: “…certainly we had but a hazy idea as to the merits of the struggle and knew but little of its events, for the Latin and Greek authors, which serve as the ordinary textbooks in schools, do not treat of the Punic wars. That it was a struggle for empire at first, and latterly one for existence on the part of Carthage, that Hannibal was a great and skilful general, that he defeated the Romans at Trebia, Lake Trasimenus, and Cannae, and all but took Rome, and that the Romans behaved with bad faith and great cruelty at the capture of Carthage, represents, I think, pretty nearly the sum total of our knowledge. ” (from the preface)

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Preface

A Camp In The Desert

A Night Attack

Carthage

A Popular Rising

The Conspiracy

A Campaign In Spain

A Wolf Hunt

A Plot Frustrated

The Siege Of Saguntum

Beset

The Passage Of The Rhone

Among The Passes

The Battle Of The Trebia

The Battle Of Lake Trasimene

A Mountain Tribe

In The Dungeons Of Carthage

The Escape

Cannae

In The Mines

The Sardinian Forest

The Gaulish Slave

The Lion

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The Aeneid by Virgil

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The Aeneid

VIRGIL (70 BC – 19 BC), translated by John DRYDEN (1631 – 1700)

The Aeneid is a Latin epic written by Virgil in the 1st century BC that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. The first six of the poem’s twelve books tell the story of Aeneas’ wanderings from Troy to Italy, and the poem’s second half treats the Trojans’ ultimately victorious war upon the Latins, under whose name Aeneas and his Trojan followers are destined to be subsumed. The poem was commissioned from Vergil by the Emperor Augustus to glorify Rome. Several critics think that the hero Aeneas’ abandonment of the Cartheginian Queen Dido, is meant as a statement of how Augustus’ enemy, Mark Anthony, should have behaved with the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra. (Summary by Wikipedia and Karen Merline)

Running time: 13 hours, 40 minutes

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Book 1: A Fateful Haven, part 1

Book 1: A Fateful Haven, part 2

Book 2: How they took the City, part 1

Book 2: How they took the City, part 2

Book 3: Sea Wanderings and Strange Meetings, part 1

 

Book 3: Sea Wanderings and Strange Meetings, part 2

Book 4: The Passion of the Queen, part 1

 

Book 4: The Passion of the Queen, part 2

Book 5: Games and a Conflagration, part 1

 

Book 5: Games and a Conflagration, part 2

Book 6: The World Below, part 1

Book 6: The World Below, part 2

Book 7: Juno Served by a Fury, part 1

Book 7: Juno Served by a Fury, part 2

Book 8: Arcadian Allies, part 1

Book 8: Arcadian Allies, part 2

Bk 09: A Night Sortie, a Day Assault, pt 1

Bk 09: A Night Sortie, a Day Assault, pt 2

Bk 10: The Death of Princes, pt 1

Bk 10: The Death of Princes, pt 2

Bk 11: Debaters and a Warrior Girl, pt 1

Bk 11: Debaters and a Warrior Girl, pt 2

Bk 12: The Fortunes of War, pt 1

Bk 12: The Fortunes of War, pt 2

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Analects by Confucius

The Analects, or Lunyu (simplified Chinese: ??; traditional Chinese: ??; pinyin: Lún Y?; literally “Classified/Ordered Sayings”), also known as the Analects of Confucius, are considered a record of the words and acts of the central Chinese thinker and philosopher Confucius and his disciples, as well as the discussions they held. Written during the Spring and Autumn Period through the Warring States Period (ca. 475 BC – 221 BC), the Analects is the representative work of Confucianism and continues to have a substantial influence on Chinese and East Asian thought and values today.

James Legge (1815-1897) (Chinese: ???; December 20, 1815 – November 29, 1897) was a noted Scottish sinologist, a Scottish Congregationalist, representative of the London Missionary Society in Malacca and Hong Kong (1840–1873), and first professor of Chinese at Oxford University (1876–1897). In association with Max Müller he prepared the monumental Sacred Books of the East series, published in 50 volumes between 1879 and 1891. (Summary by wikipedia)

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Running time: 5 hours, 34 minutes

 

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Ben Hur radio theater

Ben Hur

This 30 minute radio drama of Ben Hur originally aired on the old time radio program Favorite Story.

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Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Summary: All mythology and/or Hawthorne lovers unite!

Here is a delightful collection of charming stories from Greek Mythology. This collection features some very popular characters like our beloved Jason, Ulysses, King Pluto and Theseus (and of course, our favorite, Mr. Minotaur, too). Written in Hawthorne’s interesting and beautiful style, these stories will be a great delight to read AND listen to. (Summary by Neeru Iyer for Librivox)

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Total running time:? 6 hours, 28 minutes

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00 – The Wayside. Introductory.

01 – The Minotaur (Part 1)

02 – The Minotaur (Part 2)

03 – The Minotaur (Part 3)

04 – The Pygmies (Part 1)

05 – The Pygmies (Part 2)

06 – The Dragon’s Teeth (Part 1)

07 – The Dragon’s Teeth (Part 2)

08 – The Dragon’s Teeth (Part 3)

09 – Circe’s Palace (Part 1)

10 – Circe’s Palace (Part 2)

11 – Circe’s Palace (Part 3

12 – The Pomegranate Seed (Part 1)

13 – The Pomegranate Seed (Part 2)

14 – The Pomegranate Seed (Part 3)

15 – Golden Fleece (Part 1)

16 – Golden Fleece (Part 2)

17 – The Golden Fleece (Part 3)

18 – The Golden Fleece (Part 4)

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Antiquities of the Jews Volume 1 by Flavius Josephus

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Total running time: 11 hours, 27 minutes

Summary: Antiquities of the Jews was a work published by the important Jewish historian Flavius Josephus about the year 93 or 94. It is a history of the Jewish people, written in Greek for Josephus’ gentile patrons. Beginning with the creation of Adam and Eve, it follows the events of the historical books of the Hebrew Bible, but sometimes omits or adds information. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Volume 1 contains Books 1-5 and ends with the dedication of Samuel and death of Eli the priest.

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# 00 – Preface – 00:11:05

# 01 – Book 1, Ch 01-02 – 00:17:33

# 02 – Book 1, Ch 03-05 – 00:23:56

# 03 – Book 1, Ch 06-07 – 00:15:47

# 04 – Book 1, Ch 08-11 – 00:18:23

# 05 – Book 1, Ch 12-15 – 00:17:26

# 06 – Book 1, Ch 16-18 – 00:14:52

# 07 – Book 1, Ch 19 – 00:19:41

# 08 – Book 1, Ch 20-22 – 00:09:20

# 09 – Book 2, Ch 01-03 – 00:14:26

# 10 – Book 2, Ch 04-05 – 00:17:55

# 11 – Book 2, Ch 06 – 00:30:10

# 12 – Book 2, Ch 07-09 – 00:27:26

# 13 – Book 2, Ch 10-12 – 00:16:44

# 14 – Book 2, Ch 13-14 – 00:15:25

# 15 – Book 2, Ch 15-16 – 00:13:45

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# 16 – Book 3, Ch 01 – 00:14:27

# 17 – Book 3, Ch 02-04 – 00:14:23

# 18 – Book 3, Ch 05-06 – 00:25:33

# 19 – Book 3, Ch 07-08 – 00:28:16

# 20 – Book 3, Ch 09-11 – 00:20:16

# 21 – Book 3, Ch 12-13 – 00:12:11

# 22 – Book 3, Ch 14-15 – 00:11:10

# 23 – Book 4, Ch 01-02 – 00:15:17

# 24 – Book 4, Ch 03-04 – 00:22:13

# 25 – Book 4, Ch 05-06 – 00:30:37

# 26 – Book 4, Ch 07 – 00:06:19

# 27 – Book 4, Ch 08 pt 1 – 00:19:03

# 28 – Book 4, Ch 08 pt 2 – 00:21:56

# 29 – Book 4, Ch 08 pt 3 – 00:21:45

# 30 – Book 5, Ch 01 pt 1 – 00:23:28

# 31 – Book 5, Ch 01 pt 2 – 00:22:14

# 32 – Book 5, Ch 02 – 00:21:10

# 33 – Book 5, Ch 03-05 – 00:13:37

# 34 – Book 5, Ch 06-07 – 00:25:01

# 35 – Book 5, Ch 08 – 00:16:28

# 36 – Book 5, Ch 09-11 – 00:17:25

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Confessions by Augustine of Hippo

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Total running time: 13 hours, 50 minutes

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Works of Sallust: The Catiline Conspiracy and the Jugurthine War

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Running time: 6 hours, 44 minutes

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The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides

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Total Running time:  20 hours, 58 minutes

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Peloponnesian War: Book 1, ch. 01 00:31:15

Peloponnesian War: Book 1, ch. 02 00:49:49

Peloponnesian War: Book 1, ch. 03 00:33:15

Peloponnesian War: Book 1, ch. 04 00:36:16

Peloponnesian War: Book 1, ch. 05 00:45:39

Peloponnesian War: Book 2, ch. 06 01:02:43

Peloponnesian War: Book 2, ch. 07 00:38:16

Peloponnesian War: Book 2, ch. 08 00:53:24

Peloponnesian War: Book 3, ch. 09 01:00:07

Peloponnesian War: Book 3, ch. 10 00:44:41

Peloponnesian War: Book 3, ch. 11 00:32:30

Peloponnesian War: Book 4, ch. 12 00:45:30

Peloponnesian War: Book 4, ch. 13 00:34:59

Peloponnesian War: Book 4, ch. 14 01:08:15

Peloponnesian War: Book 5, ch. 15 00:40:33

Peloponnesian War: Book 5, ch. 16 01:35:19

Peloponnesian War: Book 5, ch. 17 00:22:26

Peloponnesian War: Book 6, ch. 18 00:55:27

Peloponnesian War: Book 6, ch. 19 00:49:32

Peloponnesian War: Book 6, ch. 20 01:16:10

Peloponnesian War: Book 7, ch. 21 00:54:12

Peloponnesian War: Book 7, ch. 22 00:13:36

Peloponnesian War: Book 7, ch. 23 00:54:05

Peloponnesian War: Book 8, ch. 24 00:55:56

Peloponnesian War: Book 8, ch. 25 00:52:34

Peloponnesian War: Book 8, ch. 26 00:50:54

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The Wars of the Jews by Josephus

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Total running time: 23 hours, 26 minutes

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00  Preface  00:20:33

Chapter 1  Book 1, Ch 01-02   00:16:11

Chapter 2   Book 1, Ch 03-04   00:16:27

Chapter 3   Book 1, Ch 05-06  00:14:44

Chapter 4  Book 1, Ch 07-08  00:20:03

Chapter 5   Book 1, Ch 09-10  00:16:51

Chapter 6  Book 1, Ch 11-12  00:14:48

Chapter 7   Book 1, Ch 13-14  00:18:26

Chapter 8  Book 1,Ch 15-16  00:17:40

Chapter 9   Book 1, Ch 17-18  00:19:54

Chapter 10   Book 1, Ch 19-20  00:19:44

Chapter 11   Book 1, Ch 21-22   00:22:44

Chapter 12  Book 1, Ch 23-24  00:23:55

Chapter 13   Book 1, Ch 25-26  00:19:32

Chapter 14   Book 1, Ch 27-28  00:17:22

Chapter 15   Book 1, Ch 29-30  00:16:34

Chapter 16   Book 1, Ch 31-32   00:20:49

Chapter 17   Book 1, Ch 33  00:12:46

Chapter 18  Book 2, Ch 01-02  00:15:07

Chapter 19  Book 2, Ch 03-05  00:13:37

Chapter 20  Book 2, Ch 06-07  00:13:17

Chapter 21  Book 2, Ch 08-09  00:34:28

Chapter 22 Book 2, Ch 10-11 00:17:33

Chapter 23  Book 2, Ch 12-13  00:20:43

Chapter 24  Book 2, Ch 14-15   00:25:12

Chapter 25  Book 2, Ch 16  00:26:49

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Chapter 26  Book 2, Ch 17 00:16:21

Chapter 27 Book 2 Ch 18  00:20:15

Chapter 28  Book 2, Ch 19  00:18:34

Chapter 29  Book 2, Ch 20   00:14:45

Chapter 30   Book 2, Ch 21-22   00:24:04

Chapter 31  Book 3, Ch 01-03   00:18:23

Chapter 32  Book 3, Ch 04-06   00:22:25

Chapter 33  Book 3, Ch 07 part 1 00:25:27

Chapter 34   Book 3, Ch 07 part 2  00:26:59

Chapter 35  Book 3, Ch 08   00:18:38

Chapter 36 Book 3, Ch 09  00:12:35

Chapter 37   Book 3, Ch 10   00:22:40

Chapter 38 Book 4, Ch 01  00:22:44

Chapter 39 Book 4, Ch 02  00:10:54

Chapter 40  Book 4, Ch 03 00:32:07

Chapter 41   Book 4, Ch 04 00:23:20

Chapter 42 Book 4, Ch 05 00:17:29

Chapter 43 Book 4, Ch 06 00:12:48

Chapter 44 Book 4, Ch 07 00:16:07

Chapter 45  Book 4, Ch 08 00:14:26

Chapter 46  Book 4, Ch 09 00:24:38

Chapter 47  Book 4, Ch 10 00:16:40

Chapter 48  Book 4, Ch 11 00:10:40

Chapter 49  Book 5, Ch 01 00:19:35

Chapter   50   Book 5, Ch 02 00:17:08

Chapter 51   Book 5, Ch 03-04  00:27:56

Chapter 52   Book 5, Ch 05   00:23:46

Chapter 53   Book 5, Ch 06 00:15:51

Chapter 54  Book 5, Ch 07-08  00:17:49

Chapter 55   Book 5, Ch 09   00:24:53

Chapter 56  Book 5, Ch 10-11   00:22:07

Chapter 57   Book 5, Ch 12-13  00:24:12

Chapter 58  Book 6, Ch 01   00:29:40

Chapter 59  Book 6, Ch 02   00:26:01

Chapter 60   Book 6, Ch 03   00:13:34

Chapter 61   Book 6, Ch 04 00:16:02

Chapter 62   Book 6, Ch 05   00:16:06

Chapter 63   Book 6, Ch 06-07   00:17:41

Chapter 64 Book 6, Ch 08-10   00:22:59

Chapter 65   Book 7, Ch 01-02   00:12:18

Chapter 66   Book 7, Ch 03-04  00:18:13

Chapter 67 Book 7, Ch 05  00:18:10

Chapter 68  Book 7, Ch 06-07   00:24:36

Chapter 69  Book 7, Chapter 8 Part 1 00:19:00

Chapter 70   Book 7, Chapter 8 Part 2   00:19:42

Chapter 71   Book 7, Ch 09-11  00:19:10

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Plato’s Republic by Plato

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Plato by Raphael

Summary: The Republic is a Socratic dialogue by Plato, written in approximately 380 BC. It is one of the most influential works of philosophy and political theory, and arguably Plato’s best known work. In it, Socrates and various other Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice and whether the just man is happier than the unjust man by constructing an imaginary city ruled by philosopher-kings. The dialogue also discusses the nature of the philosopher, Plato’s Theory of Forms, the conflict between philosophy and poetry, and the immortality of the soul. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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When the King Came: Stories from the Four Gospels by George Hodges

Marriage of the Virgin Mary by Raphael

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King Flight into Egypt by Adam Elsheimer, 1578-1610

Preface and The Year One

The Herald of the King

Shepherds and Singing Angels

A Shepherd, detail from Nativity scene painted on paper sheets glued on wood panels, artwork by Francesco Londonio (1723-1783), photo published/copyrighted by Giovanni Dall'Orto

The King’s Name

The King Is Taken to the Temple

The Visit of the Wise Men

The Carpenter’s House

At the Age of Twelve

The Herald Speaks

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Heaven and the River

The Three Temptations

The Twelve Friends


The King Goes to a Wedding


Wedding at Cana by Mattia Preti, c. 1655

The King Among His Neighbors

A Day of the King’s Life

The Broken Roof

The Pool of the Angel

The King Stops a Funeral

The Stilling of a Storm

The Wild Man of Gergesa

The Minister’s Little Daughter

The Sermon on the Mount


The Sermon of the Seven Stories

The Herald’s Head

Feeding the multitude by William Hole rom The Life of Jesus of Nazareth. Eighty Pictures

Twelve Baskets of Pieces

Why the King Was Hated

In the Land of Tyre and Sidon

What a Blind Man Saw

A Rock for a Corner-Stone

The King in His Beauty

The Lad at the Foot of the Hill

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The Good Samaritan

The Prodigal Son

The Return of the Prodigal Son by Rembrandt

The Rich Man and the Beggar

At the Grave of Lazarus

On the Way to Jerusalem

In the Streets of Jericho


Palms and Psalms

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Three Days of the Holy Week

Pharisees and Sadducees and Wedding Guests

The Last Supper

Judas receiving payment for his Betrayal, by Giotto di Bondone (1267 -1337)

In the Garden of Gethsemane

Christ Before Caiaphas

Christ Before Pilate

Crucified, Dead, and Buried

Disciples visit the tomb by William Hole, from The Life of Jesus of Nazareth. Eighty pictures.

The Empty Tomb

The King Walks with Two Disciples

The Vision of the Seven Fisherman

The King Returns to Heaven

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The Sayings of Confucius

Summary:  Promoting virtues such as filial devotion, compassion, loyalty, and propriety, these dialogues between the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius and his disciples comprise the crux of Confucianism. (Summary by Andrea L for Librivox)

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Introductory Note

Book 1

Book  2

Book  3

Book   4

Book   5

Book  6

Book   7

Book  8

Book  9

Book  10

Book  11

Book 12

Book 13

Book 14

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Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei Theodora Ozaki

Cranes

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This book runs 7 hours, 36 minutes.

Suruga Bay, Azaleas by Lilla Cabot Perry

Preface

My Lord Bag of Rice

The Tongue-Cut Sparrow

The Story of Urashima Taro, The Fisher Lad

Carp banners in Kyoto by Adolfo Farsari

The Farmer and the Badger

The Shinansha, or the South Pointing Carriage

The Adventures of Kintaro, The Golden Boy

The Story of Princess Hase

Noh Dance Prelude

The Story of the Man Who Did Not Wish to Die

The Bamboo-Cutter and the Moon-Child

The Mirror of Maysuyama

The Goblin of Adachigahara

The Sagacious Monkey and the Boar

The Happy Hunter and the Skillful Fisher

Japanese fairy tales Birds and Flowers, two six panel screens by Kano Koi

The Story of the Old Man who made Withered Trees to Flower

The Jelly Fish and the Monkey

Japanese Fairy Tales, The Crab and the Monkey

The Quarrel of the Monkey and the Crab

The White Hare and the Crocodiles


The Story of Prince Yamato Take

Plum blossoms, Japanese fan by Ogata Korin

Mornotaro, or The Story of the Son of a Peach

The Ogre of Rashornon

How an Old Man Lost His Wen

The Stones of Five Colors and The Empress Jokwa

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Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch

Odysseus sees Polyphemus by Joseph Mallord William Turner; This work of art and the reproductions thereof are in the public domain worldwide.  The reproduction is part of a collection of reproductions compiled by the Yorck project.  The compilation copyright is held by the Zenodot Verlagsgesellschaft MbH and licensed under the GNU Free Documentation license.

Odysseus sees Polyphemus by Joseph Mallord William Turner

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Running time: 14 hours, 54 minutes
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Orpheus Lamenting Eurydice, by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Orpheus Lamenting Eurydice, by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Summary from Librivox: Bulfinch’s Mythology, first published in 1855, is one of the most popular collections of mythology of all time. It consists of three volumes: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, and Legends of Charlemagne. This is a recording of the tenth edition of the first volume, The Age of Fable. It contains many Greek and Roman myths, including simplified versions of The Iliad and The Odyssey, as well as a selection of Norse and eastern myths. Thomas Bulfinch’s goal was to make the ancient myths accessible to a wide audience, and so it is suitable for children. (Summary by Kathleen Gatliffe for Librivox)

This book is often used as a high school text.  Although the Wikimedia summary says it is appropriate for children,  you might consider one of our other mythology titles to be more interesting for younger children.

Apollo and Aurora by Lairesse

Stories of Gods and Heroes

The Age of Fable: Publishers and Authors Prefaces

The Age of Fable: Chapter 1, Introduction

Chapter 2, Prometheus and Pandora

Chapter 3, Apollo and Daphne–Pyramus and Thisbe–Cephalus and Procris

Chapter 4, Juno and her Rivals, Io and Callisto–Diana and Actaeon–Latona and the Rustics

Chapter 5, Phaeton

Chapter 6, Midas–Baucis and Philemon

King Midas with his daughter, from A Wonder Book for Boys and Girls by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Chapter 7, Proserpine–Glaucus and Scylla

Chapter 8, Pygmalion–Dryope–Venus and Adonis–Apollo and Hyacinthus

Chapter 9, Ceyx and Halcyone

Chapter 10, Vertumnus and Pomon–Iphis and Anaxarete

Chapter 11, Cupid and Psyche

Chapter 12, Cadmus–The Mermidons

Chapter 13, Nisus and Scylla–Echo and Narcissus–Clytie–Hero and Leander

Chapter 14, Minerva and Arachne–Niobe

Chapter 15, Graeae and Gorgons–Perseus and Medusa–Atlas–Andromeda

Chapter 16, Monsters and Giants–Sphinx–Pegasus and Chimaera–Centaurs–Griffin–Pygmies

Chapter 17, The Golden Fleece–Medea

Chapter 18, Meleager and Atalanta

Chapter 19, Hercules–Hebe and Ganymede

Chapter 20, Theseus and Daedalus–Castor and Pollux–Festivals and Games

Chapter 21, Bacchus and Ariadne

Chapter 22, The Rural Deities–The Dryads and Erisichthon–Rhoecus–Water Deities–Camenae–Winds

John William Waterhouse, Penelope and the Suitors (1912)

Chapter 23, Achelous and Hercules–Admetus and Alcestis–Antigone–Penelope

Chapter 24, Orpheus and Eurydice–Aristaeus–Amphion–Linus–Thamyris–Marsyas–Melampus–Musaeus

Chapter 25, Arion–Ibycus–Simonides–Sappho

Chapter 26, Endymion–Orion–Aurora and Tithonus–Acis and Galatea

The Burning of Troy by Johann Georg Trautmann

Chapter 27, The Trojan War

Chapter 28, The Fall of Troy–Return of the Greeks–Orestesa nd Electra

Ulysses and the Sirens by John William Waterhouse

Chapter 29, Adventures of Ulysses–The Lotus-eaters–The Cyclopes–Circe–Sirens–Scylla and Charybdis–Calypso

Chapter 30, The Phaeacians–Fate of the Suitors

The Flight of Aeneas from  Troy, fresco painting by Girolamo Genga, 1507-1510

Chapter 31, Adventures of Aeneas–The Harpies–Dido–Palinurus

Chapter 32, The Infernal Regions–The Sibyl

Chapter 33, Aeneas in Italy–Camilla–Evander–Nisus and Euryalus–Mezentius–Turnus

Bulfinch Egypt dauingevekten, image released to public domain by the copyright holder

Chapter 34, Pythagoras–Egyptian Deities–Oracles

Chapter 35, Origin of Mythology–Statues of Gods and Goddesses–Poets of Mythology

Domenichino, Virgin and Unicorn, fresco, 1604-1605

Chapter 36, Monsters (modern)–The Phoenix–Basilisk–Unicorn–Salamander

Chapter 37, Eastern Mythology–Zoroaster–Hindu Mythology–Castes–Buddha–The Grand Lama–Prester John

Valkyrie by Peter Nicolai Arbo

Chapter 38, Northern Mythology–Valhalla–The Valkyrior

Chapter 39, Thor’s Visit to Jotunheim

Chapter 40, The Death of Baldur–The Elves–Runic Letters–Skalds–Iceland–Teutonic Mythology–The Nibelunger Lied–Wagner’s Nibelungen Ring

Chapter 41, The Druids–Iona

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Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace

Ben Hur by Lew Wallace, cover

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Ben Hur author Lew Wallace

Running time: 23 hours, 22 minutes

Book One

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Ancient Roman Mosaic, Winner of a Roman Chariot Race

Book Two

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Book Three

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Ben-Hur

Book Four

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Book Five

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Ben Hur, Roman Chariot Races, originally posted to Flickr as More Chariot Races by author Neil Carey, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0 license

Book Six

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Cover of E.T. Paull's "Chariot Race March" music, 1896, respectfully inscribed to Gen. Lew Wallace

Book Seven

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Book Eight

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

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