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The philosophy of Ancient Greece provides the background of Western ethical thought and politics. In this approachable introduction, Hugh Griffith, a leading translator of Plato, covers the main ground from the Pre-Socratics through Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, and the Epicureans.

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Superb invitation to clear thinking

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This is a superb overview of Greek philosophy. What makes this audiobook truly outstanding is the narrator, who is clear and easy to listen to, and also the wealth of selections from the Greek philosophers themselves. <br/><br/>If you want to start thinking with more clarity and living with greater wisdom this is a great place to start!<br/><br/>

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A very good listening

A very enjoyable read. Excellent narration - I felt like i was in a classroom with the philosophers teaching.

The part on aristotle was especially enjoyable.

I was browsing some other readings by the Griffith brothers. I believe they'll be on my wish list.

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Well worth

I am a recent student of Philosophy and have been looking for means of gaining more context of the subject. My classes tend to be very specific, which has its merit for sure, but without an overall sense of place, building a philosophical roadmap is difficult, if not impossible. This book and others like it have helped.

The voice acting is great! I wish this team did all of Plato`s dialogues. Socrates' speeches from the Phaedo were a personal favorite. Though I habe relistened to most of this book, his trial is a chapter I have revisited over and over.

The worst part about this book is that it ends.

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A reading of selected works rather than an intrude

What disappointed you about Ancient Greek Philosophy?

It consisted of a selection of reading, with minimal commentary. Probably a ratio of 15 minutes of reading to 1 minute of commentary. The discussion was primarily a list that here were things in historical order.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Probably a review of history.

Which scene was your favorite?

None

What character would you cut from Ancient Greek Philosophy?

N/A

Any additional comments?

Not a very good introduction. Better to listen to some of the other authors.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful