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  • Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations

  • A Captivating Guide to Carthage, the Minoans, Phoenicians, Mycenaeans, and Etruscans
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Richard L. Walton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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By: Captivating History
Narrated by: Richard L. Walton
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Summary

If you want to discover the captivating history of ancient Mediterranean civilizations, then pay attention....

Five captivating manuscripts in one audiobook: 

  • Carthage: A Captivating Guide to the Carthaginian Empire and Its Conflicts with the Ancient Greek City-States and the Roman Republic in the Sicilian Wars and Punic Wars
  • Minoans: A Captivating Guide to an Essential Bronze Age Society in Ancient Greece Called the Minoan Civilization
  • The Phoenicians: A Captivating Guide to the History of Phoenicia and the Impact Made by One of the Greatest Trading Civilizations of the Ancient World
  • The Mycenaeans: A Captivating Guide to the First Advanced Civilization in Ancient Greece
  • The Etruscans: A Captivating Guide to the Etruscan Civilization of Ancient Italy That Preceded the Roman Republic

The first part of the book is about Carthage and here are some of the topics covered: 

  • From allies to enemies
  • The Punic civilization
  • And much, much more!

The second part of the book is about the Minoans and here are some of the topics included: 

  • Where and when did the Minoans live?
  • Architecture
  • Theories about the collapse of civilization
  • And much, much more!

The third part of the book is about the Phoenicians and here are some of the topics covered:

  • Origins
  • The world of the phoenicians
  • Political and legal structures
  • And much, much more!

The fourth part of the book is about the Mycenaeans and here are some of the topics included: 

  • Political and military organization
  • Culture and daily life
  • And much, much more!

The fifth part of the book is about the Etruscans and here are some of the topics included: 

  • Politics, government, and social structure
  • And much, much more!

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Everything we had hoped for

Today opinions and results you don’t certainly hear from popular history series. Fun, exciting, and mind-expanding for those willing to open their minds. Captivating History is a favorite of mine.

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  • Adrian Milik
  • 21-08-22

A bit disjointed

This is really a collection of several shorter books that are separate to the extent that they each have their own beginning and end within the audiobook. This means that it doesn't connect the various descriptions of the civilizations together into one cohesive history. On top of that even within each section the story is a bit disjointed because it will talk about the history in one chapter, the art in another, the language in the next, etc. That means that you're jumping around the centuries a lot and it makes it a bit harder to get a sese of how the whole civilization grew and declined.

That said, there is a lot of good information in here and I got a much better sense of these less-well known civilizations than I did before listening to this audiobook.

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  • Shawn Silverio
  • 06-12-20

liked the book

I particularly liked the later part of the Roman rule and the segue into the Byzantine Empire. Although I knew quite a bit of this history, I did not know much.

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  • Stan Woullard
  • 06-12-20
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very informative

Egypt, Greece, and Rome is a good introduction to the ancient history of the Mediterranean civilizations, and I read to refresh my memory of these cultures. I will be reading portions of this book in years to come and not cover-to-cover as I did now. I particularly liked the literary support used.

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  • Graig Alamo
  • 06-12-20

A bit thin in places but this history is a wonderf

A bit thin in places but this history is a wonderful overview of ancient Mediterranean history. A good introduction or refresher to people like me who have not read up on ancient western history for what seems like millennia.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-12-20

Interesting topics

However, the book fulfills its main aim well – of being an introductory overview for the complete newcomer to the subject, Each chapter even comes complete with suggestions for further for the student wishing to undertake research that is more extensive.

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  • Randell Gammel
  • 06-12-20

Tour of ancient Mediterranean history.

Egypt definitely gets the short straw and is the most glossed over of the three. Honestly, I doubt existing enthusiasts of any of these three ancient cultures will find anything to like here, as it’s not in-depth enough to satisfy.

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  • Adan Mcelhaney
  • 06-12-20
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Compare and Contrast.

Serves a good companion to Mathisen's other book. Was very useful and a key part of my Ancient Mediterranean class.

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  • Junior Feola
  • 06-12-20

Well Done

I had to read this for a class called the Ancient Mediterranean World. As textbooks go, it was relatively easy to understand.

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  • Jewell Youngren
  • 06-12-20

Like it

Used it for my Ancient Mediterranean class where it played a key role, tied with its primary source companion. Was worded well and tried to cover as much as possible which was helpful, and did a good job of keeping things tied together

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  • Heath Hard
  • 27-11-20

Completely absorbing

Captivating History's style is a powerful and charming, and remarkable success for the whole of history that includes in this audiobook.