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HERODOTUS: Histories (The) - The Persian War (Abridged)

In this, the first prose history in European civilization, Herodotus tells the heroic tale of the Greeks’ resistance to the vast invading force assembled by Xerxes, King of Persia, as currently retold in the feature film 300. Here are not only the great battles—Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis—but also penetrating human insight and a powerful sense of epic destiny at work.



Disc 1

  The Histories: The Persian War
1.   Play with flash player In The 6th Century BC, Cyrus And His Son Cambyses Expand The Persian Empire 00:01:50
2.   Play with flash player Darius Pursues His Own Design 00:07:33
3.   Play with flash player The Battle Of Marathon 00:05:25
4.   Play with flash player The Wrath Of Darius 00:09:02
5.   Play with flash player Xerxes Builds A Canal And A Bridge 00:13:30
6.   Play with flash player The Persian Army Marches Out 00:11:45
7.   Play with flash player The Review And The Numbering Of The Persian Army 00:05:11
8.   Play with flash player The Army Marches Upon Greece Through Thrace 00:11:20
9.   Play with flash player Themistocles Takes Control With Shrewd Counsel 00:04:31
10.   Play with flash player The Greeks Decide To Guard The Pass of Thermopylae 00:09:12


Disc 2

  The Histories: The Persian War
1.   Play with flash player The Commander Of The Force, The Spartan Leonidas 00:07:33
2.   Play with flash player Betrayal By Ephialtes 00:05:25
3.   Play with flash player The Final Conflict At Thermopylae 00:05:38
4.   Play with flash player The Greek Fleet At Artemisium 00:06:25
5.   Play with flash player The Greeks' Naval Strategy 00:04:55
6.   Play with flash player 'The Third Day Was Now Come' 00:08:22
7.   Play with flash player The Greek Fleet Sails To Salamis 00:03:59
8.   Play with flash player The Persians Sack Athens 00:08:39
9.   Play with flash player Manoeuvres - And The Battle Of Salamis 00:11:34
10.   Play with flash player The Rout Of The Persians Begins 00:04:14
11.   Play with flash player Mardonius Proposes His New Plans To Xerxes 00:05:53
12.   Play with flash player Xerxes Withdraws His Forces 00:05:35


Disc 3

  The Histories: The Persian War
1.   Play with flash player Themistocles Is Honoured By The Greeks 00:05:52
2.   Play with flash player Mardonuis, Through His Ambassador, Entreats The Athenians To Make Peace 00:11:35
3.   Play with flash player Mardonius Burns Athens And Withdraws From Attica 00:03:34
4.   Play with flash player Masistius Leads The Persians Against The Greeks 00:08:51
5.   Play with flash player Preparations For The Battle Of Plataea 00:14:12
6.   Play with flash player The Battle Of Plataea Begins 00:10:35
7.   Play with flash player Further Defeat For The Persians At Mycale In Ionia 00:11:10
8.   Play with flash player The Love Of Xerxes For The Wife And Daughter Of Masistes 00:07:24
9.   Play with flash player The Greeks Sail For The Hellespont 00:02:07
10.   Play with flash player Herodotus Concludes The Histories With A Reminiscence Of Cyrus: 'Soft Countries Gave Birth To Soft M 00:02:19

Total Playing Time: 03:55:10






Author(s):
Herodotus

Reader(s):
Marsden, Roy

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: History

Catalogue No: NA308412

Barcode: 0730099008429

Release Date: 01/1996

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