the landmark thucydides audiobook
Cancel anytime. Charlton Griffin gave this book quite the epic feel. Plutarchs's (46-120 A.D.) epic chronicle of the lives of great Grecians and Romans. Ryan Holiday, Obv. What form of education provides the best leaders for a good republic? Cancel anytime. Few will argue that Thucydides was not the greatest and most exciting historian of antiquity. Edward Gibbon. Dan Stevens, A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising, By: By: By: He is an excellent reader. By: If you are going to read/listen to Thucydides, might I suggest listening to this wonderful audiobook while reading the Landmark version. The Aeneid represents one of the greatest cultural and artistic achievements of Western Civilization. Unless you are very familiar with ancient Greece, this is going to be a chore to read. This is another very old history. Save, the bible, Plato, Polybius and Herodotus. Aristophanes. After 18 years of desperate struggle, Rome has gradually turned the tide against Hannibal, and now the Carthaginian finds himself bottled up in the toe of Italy while Scipio ruthlessly tightens the noose around Carthage on the African mainland. Derek Perkins, By: Greats such as Romulus, Pericles, Theseus, Lycurgus and many others come alive as their politics, economy, and their individual stories play out in the time of the Ancients. So, I am very grateful to the narrator for getting me through all that – although it sounded like he had some trouble with all the Greek names too. Impressively researched and brilliantly told, The History of the Renaissance World offers not just the names, dates, and facts but the memorable characters who illuminate the years between 1100 and 1453 - years that marked a sea change in mankind's perception of the world. In this, the first prose history in European civilization, Herodotus describes the growth of the Persian Empire with force, authority, and style. The many names and places are hard to keep up with. Xenophon, By: Very consistent and engaging reading. I was a hx minor with an interest in classics and I am not a scholar, but in my humble opinion this is the most important book in HX. I had to keep wikipedia opened, as well as have maps available to make sense of a lot of the events. It conveys a very accurate picture of court life in Rome and contains some of the raciest and most salacious material to be found in all of ancient literature. David Timson, By: Suetonius. This is another case where having the audiobook was in a way a detriment because there is no way to keep up with all the little places. To so far voice made me stop listening soon, what a shame vividly to.... Singing voice made me stop listening soon, what a shame is organized eight. 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