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|The History Channel Gods and Goddesses|
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
The world of the Ancient Greeks lives on today through its mythology. For countless generations prior to biblical times, tales of gods and goddesses were passed down by storytellers and interwoven into traditions and philo... more »
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H. Luckman | Cincinnati, Ohio | 05/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this for my introduction to religion course, and they loved it. Very good, and very informative. I highly recommend this!"
Introduction to the gods and culture
I Teach Typing | Stanford, CA USA | 04/05/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As others have said, this is a solid video introducing the Greek/Roman mythology. You will get a quick introduction to the major gods spelled out by experts. Happily, they are all reasonably entertaining speakers. The material is presented at a good pace but if you are a novice there is a LOT of material here for a single sitting. One nice feature that others have not mentioned is the discussion of the integration of Greek/Roman religions and cultures into/with other cultures. The discussion of the parallels between these religions and Christianity is thought provoking. If you don't know much about the Greek/Roman gods and want to start building a foundation this is a great place to start."
Good for classroom use
A teacher man | 03/15/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am a ninth grade English teacher, and I ordered this DVD to help prepare my students for reading excerpts from The Odyssey. I don't show the entire program. I think there are eight parts (chapters on the DVD), and I show four of the eight. My students seemed to like the program, although I had to prepare them for the "talking head" academics who show up from time to time. Their commentary is interesting, but kids seem to tune out a DVD as soon as someone comes on the screen and there aren't any graphics, interesting pictures, etc. All in all, I think it is a worthwhile purchase for a teacher looking for supplemental material related to Greek mythology."