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  • Antiquity

  • From the Birth of Sumerian Civilization to the Fall of the Roman Empire
  • By: Norman F. Cantor
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Antiquity

By: Norman F. Cantor
Narrated by: David Stifel
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Summary

Best-selling author Norman Cantor delivers this compact but magisterial survey of the ancient world - from the birth of Sumerian civilization around 3500 BC in the Tigris-Euphrates valley (present-day Iraq) to the fall of the Roman Empire in AD 476. In Antiquity, Cantor covers such subjects as Classical Greece, Judaism, the founding of Christianity, and the triumph and decline of Rome.

In this fascinating and comprehensive analysis, the author explores social and cultural history, as well as the political and economic aspects of his narrative. He explains leading themes in religion and philosophy and discusses the environment, population, and public health. With his signature authority and insight, Cantor highlights the great books and ideas of antiquity that continue to influence culture today.

©2003 Norman F. Cantor (P)2021 Tantor
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  • Categories: History

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Rather outdated

Quite disappointed in this one. It is quite outdated in its content, style and feel. I have many books both audio and actual books on ancient history, this is by far the least satisfying.