The Greeks by Diane Harris Cline audiobook

The Greeks

By Diane Harris Cline
Read by Pam Ward

Blackstone Publishing 9781426216701
6.40 Hours Unabridged
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This compelling reference presents the history of ancient Greece—the culture that brought us democracy, the Olympics, Socrates, and Alexander the Great—through gripping stories: the rise and fall of the phenomenal empire, the powerful legacy left by ancient Greece for the modern world, the new discoveries shedding light on these ancient people that are still so much with us. Greek art and architecture dominate our cities; modern military strategists still study and employ Hellenic war tactics; Greek poetry, plays, and philosophy are widely read and enjoyed; and science, mathematics, medicine, and astronomy all build on the fundamentals of early Greek thinking. Gain fascinating insights into Greek island living, ancient social networking, and the extreme priority Greeks placed on athletic competition. Learn of spectacular discoveries such as buried palaces, the Uluburun shipwreck, and the earliest writing ever found in Europe. A stunning treasure, this uniquely comprehensive and accessible history of ancient Greece is perfect for anyone interested in the origins of our modern world.

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Summary

Summary

This compelling reference presents the history of ancient Greece—the culture that brought us democracy, the Olympics, Socrates, and Alexander the Great—through gripping stories: the rise and fall of the phenomenal empire, the powerful legacy left by ancient Greece for the modern world, the new discoveries shedding light on these ancient people that are still so much with us.

Greek art and architecture dominate our cities; modern military strategists still study and employ Hellenic war tactics; Greek poetry, plays, and philosophy are widely read and enjoyed; and science, mathematics, medicine, and astronomy all build on the fundamentals of early Greek thinking.

Gain fascinating insights into Greek island living, ancient social networking, and the extreme priority Greeks placed on athletic competition. Learn of spectacular discoveries such as buried palaces, the Uluburun shipwreck, and the earliest writing ever found in Europe. A stunning treasure, this uniquely comprehensive and accessible history of ancient Greece is perfect for anyone interested in the origins of our modern world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Pam Ward gives this brief, popularly written history of ancient Greece an amiable, energetic, and attentive narration…Her light tone and amused congeniality don’t negate the intelligent care she brings to interpreting the text. She shapes intonation and emphasis to provide great clarity to the listener. She’s especially adept at giving the text’s frequent jokiness a properly droll tone while maintaining a fundamental seriousness. When given the occasional chance to act (as in quotations), she emotes admirably. Ward accurately renders and even betters the text of this Ancient Greek History 101, conveying its breeziness while keeping it anchored.” AudioFile

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Reviews

by Alan 9/13/2017
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Quick Hitting History Lesson

The Greeks by Diane Harris Cline is the companion to PBS series, The Greeks and wow is it great! The Greeks is a quick listen, coming in just past six hours in length. The Greeks does not bore you with dusty history that makes everyone fall asleep, including history majors. Cline hits you with very quick history lessons based on Greek history and mythology. Cline does an excellent job as well to mix humor and seriousness to keep you fully engaged all the way to the end.


Pam Ward does a fantastic job narrating The Greeks and keeps you fully engaged all the way through the closing credits. I look forward to more books that she will narrate.


As I said above, The Greeks is a quick hitting history lesson. If you’re a history buff and are on the fence about learning more about the Greeks, get this book. Heck, even if you’re just a fan of history, get this book! Actually, just get this book period.

Author

Author Bio: Diane Harris Cline

Author Bio: Diane Harris Cline

Diane Harris Cline is an associate professor of history and classics at George Washington University, where she is an affiliated faculty member of the Digital Humanities Institute. She is a popular lecturer on the history of Greece with expertise on the city of Athens, Greek sanctuaries, and Greek art, archaeology, inscriptions, and biography. Cline holds a BA in classics from Stanford, a PhD in classical archaeology from Princeton, and was a fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, where she was also a Fulbright Scholar. Her current research focuses on social networks and innovation in classical Athens.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 6.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English