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  • A Captivating Guide to Greek History Starting from the Greek Dark Ages to the End of Antiquity
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Duke Holm
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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By: Captivating History
Narrated by: Duke Holm
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Summary

Explore the captivating history of ancient Greece  

The culture and events of Greece were so influential they have a significant effect on modern-day people all over the world. The ancient Greeks gave birth to democracy, a political system frequently used and considered by some as the best form of government. Great minds from Greece also made incredible and vital discoveries such as the water mill, the basics of geometry and using medicine to cure illness. The ancient Greek philosophers laid the groundwork for a whole new field of thought and study. Ancient Greece offered the foundation of the Olympic games, which still run regularly today. Particularly famous historical figures such as Alexander the Great and Cleopatra also had ties to and roles during Greek history, through the course of wars and empire expansion.

Given the influence of Ancient Greece, as you learn about this time and place, you will learn about your history and the origins of the people, places, and institutions you likely regularly studied in school. Starting in the Dark Ages, this audiobook will take you on a captivating journey through the darkness, democracy, discovery, and development of Western Civilization.

Some of the topics covered in this audiobook include:

  • Dawn of the Dark Ages
  • From darkness to democracy
  • Olympic origins
  • Greece grows from war to war
  • The fight for democracy
  • The Peloponnesian War
  • Enter Alexander the Great
  • Great minds of Ancient Greece
  • Roman take-over
  • Cleopatra and her consorts
  • Hadrian’s travels
  • Gothic raids on Greece
  • Rise of Christianity
  • End of antiquity
  • And much more!

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Great Overview

It's a quick listen and gives you a great overview of ancient Greece, however it does tend to veer off from ancient Greece from time to time.

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This book is purely an overview.

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The author is not given as much attention as he should. I assume because the author was trying to focus more on what was happening in Greece during Alexander's reign. I think that this is one of the strengths of the book.

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Recommended Introductory history of Greece

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The author’s Ancient Greece is basically a summary of Ancient Greece that starts with the early history of Greece and ends with the fall of the Inheritor kingdoms

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Excellent text, great service.

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While the book is a well-researched and high level overview of the history of Greece, due it's attempt to cover a long piece of history, it often covers topics in a way that feels too brief.

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Great addition for history lovers.

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This was the best audible, which reminds me one of my history classes. As a history lover now, I still have this book on my shelf, close at hand. The author does a great job detailing the circumstances of ancient history. Love this book!

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The author deserves five stars.

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Good, short, and fairly up-to-date review of the highlights of Greek history. indeed great book for explaining Ancient Greece.

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Vibrant and entertaining

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It is indeed an interesting guide to Ancient Greece. The depiction of the great Philosophers and Kings made this book hard to put down.

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A Concise Ancient Greek History.

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An informative audible volume on the subject, this book delivers a succinct report on the ancient history of an ancient civilization. It's easy to understand and objective. Although it is brief in content, the data provided is accurate and reliable.

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