A History of Greece, Volume 2

  • by Cyril Robinson
  • Narrated by Charlton Griffin
  • 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A History of Greece continues with the bitter struggle between Sparta and Athens for mastery of the Hellenic world. Though Sparta finally emerges victorious, her victory soon turns to ashes with the ascendancy of Thebes and the still greater power of Philip of Macedon. Philip unites an unwilling Greece with his iron policy. Athens gives up her independence, but maintains an aloof intellectual and artistic leadership in the Greek world. Across this magnificent fabric of history strides Alexander the Great, who takes the banner of Hellenic culture all the way across the Persian Empire and into India itself, a stunning event that altered the course of human history. This is followed by the Hellenistic age and the final subjugation of Greece by Rome. An incredible epic, indeed.

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Archaic Greece

Narratively reasonably compelling and well-delivered in those plumby patrician tones that seem to come with the territory (albeit with a few mispronounciations). But contemporary sensibilities are likely to struggle with the author's high British Empire grasp of race, nation, East-West binaries, miscegenation, colonial policy etc: this history is itself a period piece. It's a shame the selection on Audible is tilted towards curiosities like this rather than more up-to-date scholarship.
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- Mr. R. J. Lucas

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-08-2002
  • Publisher: Audio Connoisseur