The glory of ancient Greece is all around us, even in the 21st century, because Greece was the cradle of Western civilisation. We know about the gods and their characters—Zeus, Athene, Apollo, Ares, Aphrodite—and their heroes, both legendary (Heracles) and historical (Alexander the Great). Architecture, mathematics, politics, philosophy, observation of nature and the cosmos and much more emerged in ancient Greece. Hugh Griffith’s entertaining but informative account of the people and the history places it all in perspective. An outstanding introduction for younger listeners.
About the Author
Hugh Griffith read classics at Oxford and music at London university. He devised and introduced the selections for Aristotle (Naxos AudioBooks), and has written extensive notes for the Naxos Art and Music series. He also assisted in compiling and editing a wide selection of source materials on music from the Middle Ages to the Baroque.