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


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

Disc 2

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

Total Playing Time: 02:26:05

Griffith, Hugh

Soames, Benjamin

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior Classic Fiction

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NA0012

Barcode: 9781843794219

Physical Release: 2010

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