• Classical Antiquity

  • A Captivating Guide to Ancient Greece and Rome and How These Civilizations Influenced Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Richard L. Walton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Categories: History, Ancient History
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

If you want to discover the captivating history of classical antiquity, then pay attention....

From about the ninth to fifth centuries BCE, the population of Greece grew unprecedentedly large, expanding from about 800,000 people to as many as 13 million. About a quarter million of these lived in Athens. The average size of urban households during this period grew considerably, a fact that suggests that food was suddenly available in excesses sufficient to keep larger families healthy and alive much more effectively than just a millennium earlier. Bigger families meant bigger armies and larger communities that would eventually grow into the metropolises of Classical Greece.

This incredible stretch of time is called classical antiquity, the age in which Western civilization first realized its potential and place in the world. The era brought on big changes for all the people of the Mediterranean. Thanks to new agricultural methods, seafaring technology, and trade, great civilizations sprang up around the sea, building large urban centers full of artists, merchants, political thinkers, scientists, and philosophers. As Greco-Roman culture grew, the relationships each city and realm had with one another also developed and changed.

In Classical Antiquity: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Greece and Rome and How These Civilizations Influenced Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia, you will discover topics such as

  • A blind poet from Ionia
  • Athens, Greece
  • Slavery
  • The Golden Age of Athens
  • Pericles at war
  • The Socratic method
  • Plato
  • Alexander the Great
  • The Hellenistic period
  • From Greece to Rome
  • The Roman Republic
  • The gladiators
  • Julius Caesar
  • Remnants of classical antiquity
  • And much, much more!

So if you want to learn more about classical antiquity, listen to this audiobook!

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This book was very helpful

The best audible book ever was written. This author is the best resource!
This was a great supplement to any history buff.

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Good book, Level of the content is great.

The book is 3 hrs and 8 mins. It would be better in notebook fashion. It's really pretty good as a high-level view of places to go and things to do

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The European history, I love.

I never understood much about Ancient Greece and Rome, and this excellent book is no less than a masterpiece.

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Consolidating the specialized research

Easily understood content through time from where we were to where we are now.
I would suggest this book to anyone engaged in European history.

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This was a great supplement to our guided tour.

This book is very beneficial, and the author always has great content so if you like history, try it, if not, skip it.

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This audible is extremely comprehensive.

I got this book to research Ancient Greece and Rome. What I loved the most about this book was that it gave me many recommendations as well. I highly recommend this to everyone who wants to visit Greece or Rome.

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Nice coverage of the era.

A pleasant excursion through Greece and Roman history, including social, economic, and cultural history. Definitely recommended.

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Not just a chronology

This book paints the most detailed and complete understanding of the story of Ancient Greece and Rome in a way that is fluid and demands the listener’s attention.
Fantastic content!
I would definitely recommend it.

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Would definitely recommend.

This is without a doubt, one of the best books I have ever seen about Ancient Greece and Rome, it’s leaders, significant events, notable people, regular citizens, military engagements, and of course, governance.

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Just the right amount of info!

The book is average. It's really pretty good as a high-level view of places to go and things to do. You will learn how these civilizations influenced Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia

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  • 11-22-19

History is, above all, inherently chronological

It may be a niche book but the author put much thought, research and tender loving care into it, so it is necessary to follow for any history lover.

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  • Alex Byrne
  • 11-22-19

A long and complicated history.

The work is excellent, but very long (3 hrs and 8 mins) and complicated. You have to love your topic to get through this audiobook.

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  • Jenson Cooper
  • 11-22-19

Provocative and Rich History

Speaking candidly, this is not a cheerful content, it is a serious work of historical scholarship, so if you pick it up, then be ready to commit to its 3 hrs and 8 mins.

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  • Buddy Robertson
  • 11-22-19

A very impressive work about history.

The content is manifest, the subject matter couldn't be more interesting, and I can't put it down. It is simply more appealing.

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  • Josiah Davidson
  • 11-21-19

Required for anyone interested in the history

In a way, this book frustrated me and in another way, went beyond my expectations. The content is explicit and flows well to make even the uninteresting worthy of one's attention.

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  • Harvey Moss
  • 11-21-19

A Great Take on Ancient Greece and Rome

Exciting formation of the book, instead of bringing in every credible person and event. The author has looked at the evidence for what we know, or think we know.

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  • Joey Murray
  • 11-21-19

Wish I had known of this info years ago

Well written and engaging. Any Ancient Greece and Rome history nerd will get a lot from this book. Happy with Captivating History's writing team.

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  • Jack Waller
  • 11-19-19

Its a window to enter into the history.

Excellent book. A deep dive not only Into the large scale events in Greece and Rome history, but into the lives of Romans as well. And when we see that, there is much to see in ourselves.

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  • Gene Elliott
  • 11-18-19

I love the facts that the author points out

Here the author presents a refreshingly realistic view of many of the key events in Roman and Greece history. The author stresses both the virtues and the vices of their subjects and strives to present the life stories of not just the high and mighty but also the lives of the ordinary members of Roman and Greece societies.

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  • Steff Griffiths
  • 11-18-19

The author gives a refreshingly honest view

If you are looking for Ancient Greece and Rome, try this book. However, if you already have at least some grasp of the subject, it would be difficult to imagine a more delightful take on the subject.