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  • Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean | The Great Courses,Robert Garland

    Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Robert Garland
    • Narrated By Professor Robert Garland
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    Integrated approaches to teaching Greek and Roman history are a rarity in academia. Most scholars are historians of either Greek or Roman history and perform research solely in that specific field, an approach that author and award-winning Professor Robert Garland considers questionable.In these 36 passionate lectures, he provides and impressive and rare opportunity to understand the two dominant cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world in relation to one another-a relationship that has virtually no parallel in world history.

    Julia says: "Totally Fascinating"
  • Egypt, Greece, and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean | Charles Freeman

    Egypt, Greece, and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Charles Freeman
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    Long sources of mystery, imagination, and inspiration, the myths and history of the ancient Mediterranean have given rise to artistic, religious, cultural, and intellectual traditions that span the centuries. In this unique and comprehensive introduction to the region's three major civilizations, Egypt, Greece, and Rome draws a fascinating picture of the deep links between the cultures across the Mediterranean and explores the ways in which these civilizations continue to be influential to this day.

    Frank says: "A well done academic intro done in audio"
  • Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome | The Great Courses,John R. Hale

    Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, John R. Hale
    • Narrated By Professor John R. Hale
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    Over the years, Classical archaeology has evolved from a pastime of collectors and antiquarians to a mature science. Today, the field is a multidisciplinary effort that involves not only traditional diggers, but also geologists, geographers, anthropologists, and linguists.These 36 lectures introduce you to this fascinating field of study. Professor Hale guides you through dozens of ancient sites with the skill of a born storyteller.

    Bookworm says: "Absolutely Fantastic!"
  • The Founders of the Western World: A History of Greece and Rome | Michael Grant

    The Founders of the Western World: A History of Greece and Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Michael Grant
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    Through his in-depth analysis, Michael Grant introduces us to the political, military, cultural, social, economic, and religious life of the times that were the building blocks of what we now call the Western World. He creates a vivid panorama of the Greco-Roman world by bringing together the most dramatic events on record from its beginnings in 1,000 BC to the fall of the western Roman Empire in the fifth century AD.

    Nikoli Gogol says: "Good Introduction to Classical Greece and Rome"
  • The Mythology of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome | Charles Pricheta

    The Mythology of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Charles Pricheta
    • Narrated By Alec Sand
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    Mythology has provided inspiration for storytellers and scientists alike. In this 10-hour audiobook, explore the mythology of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Essential for any student of mythology, literature, or religion. Each subject is 2-5 minutes in length, making the material easy to absorb and navigate.

    LeSLiE says: "Wow! I learned so much."
  • The World's Oldest Short Stories: Tales from Ancient Egypt, India, Greece, and Rome | Herodotus,Theocritus,Petronius,Apuleius

    The World's Oldest Short Stories: Tales from Ancient Egypt, India, Greece, and Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Herodotus, Theocritus, Petronius, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Many stories have stood the test of time, but this selection have entranced audiences for thousands of years and remain as fresh today as they were when first told. A fascinating collection which gives vivid insights into lives in ancient times and the issues that occupied the people of the day.

  • Plutarch's Lives | Plutarch

    Plutarch's Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Plutarch
    • Narrated By Ray Atherton
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    A brilliant Greek writer and philosopher, Plutarch wrote detailed biographies of 46 legendary Greek and Roman figures, four of whom are included in this important collection. He profiles one of his contemporaries, Marc Antony, who followed Caesar and seduced Cleopatra.

    Larry says: "Priceless Record of the Past"
  • Sailing from Byzantium: How a Lost Empire Shaped the World | Colin Wells

    Sailing from Byzantium: How a Lost Empire Shaped the World

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    • By Colin Wells
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
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    A gripping intellectual adventure story, Sailing from Byzantium sweeps you from the deserts of Arabia to the dark forests of northern Russia, from the colorful towns of Renaissance Italy to the final moments of a millennial city under siege.

    Nikoli Gogol says: "The Missing Years"
  • The Talisman of Troy | Valerio Massimo Manfredi

    The Talisman of Troy

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Valerio Massimo Manfredi
    • Narrated By Robert Powell
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    The protagonist of this tale is Diomedes, the last of the great ancient Greek Homeric heroes, who seeks to return to his beloved homeland after years of war against Troy. But destiny has other plans for him. Betrayed by his wife, who plots to murder him, and persecuted by hostile gods, he has no choice but to turn his sails west, towards Hesperia, the mysterious mist-shrouded land that will one day be called Italy.

  • Lost Days | Stephanos Papadopoulos

    Lost Days

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    • By Stephanos Papadopoulos
    • Narrated By Stephanos Papadopoulos
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    The first vivid collection by a remarkable Greek-American poet, a new rising star with a distinctive, individual voice.

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