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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (87 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edith Hamilton Narrator: Nadia Ma Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Fourth-century Athens has a special claim on our attention, writes the author, apart from the great men it produced, for it is the prelude to the end of Greece....The kind of events that took place in the great free government of the ancient world may, by reason of unchanging human nature, be repeated in the modern world. The course that Athens followed can be to us not only a record of old unhappy far-off things but a blueprint of what may happen again.

With the clarity and grace for which she is admired, Edith Hamilton writes of Plato and Aristotle, of Demosthenes and Alexander the Great, of the much-loved playwright Menander, of the Stoics, and finally of Plutarch. She brings these figures vividly to life, not only placing them in relation to their own times but also conveying very poignantly their meaning for our world today.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Martha | 4/26/2012

    " Like resting my face upon a cool smooth stone "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Greg | 3/7/2012

    " Still relevant and evocative. the section on Plato and Aristotle is worth the whole read. Finally humanizes them. Aristotle shortly before his death: "The more lonely and alone I am the more I have come to love myths." Terrific sections on Isocrates and Demosthenes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tom | 12/2/2011

    " A skimming, high-level view of the Greece to Rome transferrance and the effect on th earliest expressions of Christianity. While somewhat breezy, this is enlightening and entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jen | 6/17/2011

    " This is making me want to read Plutarch's Lives. Edith Hamilton is unabashedly in love with the Greeks -- and she includes the Roman Stoic Marcus Aurelius in this category -- and she makes you love them too. "

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