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The glory of ancient Greece is all around us, even in the 21st century, because Greece was the cradle of Western civilisation. We know about the gods and their characters - Zeus, Athene, Apollo, Ares, Aphrodite - and their heroes, both legendary (Heracles) and historical (Alexander the Great). Architecture, mathematics, politics, philosophy, observation of nature and the cosmos, and much more emerged in ancient Greece. Hugh Griffith's entertaining and informative account of the people and the history places it all in perspective. An outstanding introduction for younger listeners.

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Wonderful introduction to ancient Greece

This is a lovely intro to ancient Greece for younger listeners, or the whole family. The narrator is superb and this is one of the best Naxos titles for children and teens. Highly recommend this and other Naxos audios.

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My kids and I really enjoy all the Naxos Junior audiobooks. I particularly enjoyed this one, but that’s not surprising, since I’m the one in the family with an interest in ancient history. My kids (ages 10, 8, and 6) enjoyed it more than I thought they would, though. They told me they would give it four stars. I particularly appreciated the way that the writer helped the listener to remember who is who as you move through the audiobook. When you’re learning about Greek history, the names can all start to sound the same. The writer of this story did a good job of helping the listener keep all these people straight, and I thought he did a good job of keeping it interesting while also covering a surprising amount of history in such a short audiobook.

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  • B.O. Wulf
  • 09-24-20

major factual errors

claims about Achilles's parentage and the duration of the action in the Iliad are factually incorrect

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-13-17

loved it interesting snippets about greece

great book and well read.
I was in Greece on holiday and wanted to know more. learned alot of interesting things. in an easy to listen to way.
liked the way it was narrated .