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The Myths and History of Greece and Rome and the Myths and Legends of Europe are, and will always remain, free. Donations to help with hosting and other costs are, though, gratefully received. Donations can be made using the buttons below. The donations will be in US Dollars; the correct current exchange rates will apply for other currencies. You can also set up monthly payments. Please give generously!
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MYTH AND HISTORY
March 3rd, 2018
This is the website for the myth and history podcasts. The Myths and History of Greece and Rome and the Myths and Legends of Europe bring the mythology and history of ancient cultures to a family audience.
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THE MYTHS AND HISTORY OF GREECE AND ROME
March 3rd, 2018
The Myths and History of Greece and Rome takes the listener from the mythology of the ancient Greeks, through their early history to their Golden Age and subsequent decline. It then moves on to pre-imperial and imperial Rome. We are now enjoying the convoluted world of the Byzantines.
THE MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF EUROPE
March 3rd, 2018
The podcast is a fun journey through the mythology and legends of various parts of Europe. It starts with the entire story of King Arthur and his Knights, then moves on to Robin Hood, Norse mythology, Greek mythology and the ancient poem Beowulf. We are currently enjoying the Incomplete Works of Shakespeare.
Go to the Blog page to see the most recent posts.
ROMAN (OR GREEK) OF THE WEEK
Or every other week really!
Marcus Aurelius was one of the most committed and virtuous of all of the Emperors of Rome. He was groomed for the throne by his adoptive father, Antoninus Pius. Marcus spent a large part of his 9 year reign fighting various German barbarians on the banks of the Rhine and, especially, the Danube. His mostly successful campaigns led to him leaving a stable and prosperous empire to his successor. Sadly, as we all know, his successor was his surviving son, Commodus, who proceeded to drive this successful empire into the wall and ruin it, leading to civil war and instability.
Marcus was an exponent of Stoic philosophy and found time to jot down his thoughts into what became the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. One quote from this book sums up this remarkable leader.
‘Don’t waste time working out what a good man is; be one.’
Myth and History
Myth and History is a series of podcasts exploring the mythology of Europe and the mythology and history of the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome. It began as bedtime stories for my two sons and morphed into the some 250 podcast episodes now released!
The picture above is of the city of Split in Croatia. In the foreground is part of Diocletian's Palace.