Don't Know Much about Mythology

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Narrator: Kenneth C. Davis
Genres: Non-Fiction, Social Science
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: November 2005
# of Units: 17 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 40 minutes
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Overview

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.

Author Details

Author Details

Davis, Kenneth C.

Kenneth C. Davis is the bestselling author of "America's Hidden History" and "Don't Know Much About(R) History", which spent thirty-five consecutive weeks on the "New York Times" bestseller list, has sold nearly 1.6 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal "Don't Know Much About(R)" series for adults and children. He lives in New York City and Dorset, Vermont.

Davis, Kenneth

Kenneth C. Davis is the "New York Times bestselling author of "Don't Know Much About(R) Geography, Don't Know Much About(R) the Civil War, and "Don't Know Much About(R) the Bible. Davis appears regularly on national television and radio. He lives in New York with his wife and two children.