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  • The Mycenaeans: The History and Culture of Ancient Greece's First Advanced Civilization

  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Byrne
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

When people think of ancient Greece, images of philosophers such as Plato or Socrates often come to mind, as do great warriors like Pericles and Alexander the Great. But hundreds of years before Athens became a city, a Greek culture flourished and spread its tentacles throughout the Western Mediterranean region via trade and warfare. Scholars have termed this preclassical Greek culture the Mycenaean culture.

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  • To Many Assumptions and Conjecture

  • By R. Williams on 09-15-15

To Many Assumptions and Conjecture

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-15

What would have made The Mycenaeans: The History and Culture of Ancient Greece's First Advanced Civilization better?

Very few direct statements were made. Lots of "it could be", "it may be", "it is likely"...etc.

I thought I would be reading a book providing real information. Not a conjecture.

What could Charles River Editors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Have more facts

What three words best describe Gabrielle Byrne’s voice?

Gabrielle did a good job with the reading.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

My reaction is, "I don't know any more about The Mycenaeans now that I have read this book."