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GRIFFITH, H.: Glory of Ancient Greece (The) (Unabridged)

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.



Disc 1

  The Glory of Ancient Greece
1.   Play with flash player Introduction 00:07:23
2.   Play with flash player Of all their myths, the one that everyone knew best… 00:06:01
3.   Play with flash player Aristocrats, games and the wider Greek World… 00:06:09
4.   Play with flash player The cities that sent competitors… 00:06:12
5.   Play with flash player Sparta and Athens 00:06:41
6.   Play with flash player And then there was another class… 00:05:09
7.   Play with flash player The Oracle at Delphi 00:04:41
8.   Play with flash player But it was also a very special place. 00:04:24
9.   Play with flash player The First Persian Invasion - Marathon 00:06:54
10.   Play with flash player Darius hoped the Greeks might be so afraid of him… 00:07:04
11.   Play with flash player Second Persian Invasion 00:04:59
12.   Play with flash player The Spartans at Thermpylae had shown the Greeks how to fight. 00:05:13


Disc 2

  The Glory of Ancient Greece
1.   Play with flash player Greek Warfare 00:04:53
2.   Play with flash player The regular warship was the one they had used at Salamis… 00:04:09
3.   Play with flash player Athens and Democracy 00:06:42
4.   Play with flash player One thing about the list… 00:05:01
5.   Play with flash player The Athenian Empire 00:05:56
6.   Play with flash player It's a great help we have someone we can name… 00:04:39
7.   Play with flash player Theatre of Dionysus (Tragedy) 00:05:37
8.   Play with flash player The plays were put on under the open sky… 00:07:49
9.   Play with flash player The Peleponesian War 00:05:31
10.   Play with flash player Meanwhile, back in Sicily… 00:05:09
11.   Play with flash player Socrates 00:05:45
12.   Play with flash player Well, it's easy for us to look back… 00:07:04
13.   Play with flash player Last Scenes (Plato, Aristotle, Alexander the Great) 00:07:00

Total Playing Time: 02:26:05






Author(s):
Griffith, Hugh

Reader(s):
Soames, Benjamin

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior Classic Fiction

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NA0012

Barcode: 9781843794219

Release Date: 2010

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