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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diane Harris Cline Narrator: Pam Ward Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781504702324
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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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  • “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.”


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About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Pam Ward, an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator, found her true calling reading books for the blind and physically handicapped for the Library of Congress’ Talking Books program. The fact that she can work with Blackstone Audio from the beauty of the mountains of Southern Oregon is an unexpected bonus.