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    • The Spartans

    • By: Paul Cartledge
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 204
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      4 out of 5 stars 98
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    The Spartans of ancient Greece were a powerful and unique people, radically different from any civilization before or since. A society of warrior-heroes, they were living exemplars of self-sacrifice, community endeavor, and achievement against all odds, qualities that today signify the ultimate in heroism. Scholars even believe that Thomas More had Sparta specifically in mind when he coined the term "Utopia".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By J. Clark on 04-25-08

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Democracy

    • A Life
    • By: Paul Cartledge
    • Narrated by: Paul Hodgson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Ancient Greece first coined the concept of democracy, yet almost every major ancient Greek thinker - from Plato and Aristotle onward - was ambivalent toward or even hostile to democracy in any form. The explanation for this is quite simple: The elite perceived majority power as tantamount to a dictatorship of the proletariat. In ancient Greece, there can be traced not only the rudiments of modern democratic society but the entire Western tradition of antidemocratic thought.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Thermopylae

    • By: Paul Cartledge
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 100
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      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      4 out of 5 stars 40

    In 480 B.C., a huge Persian army, led by the inimitable King Xerxes, entered the mountain pass of Thermopylae to march on Greece, intending to conquer the land with little difficulty. But the Greeks, led by King Leonidas and a small army of Spartans, took the battle to the Persians at Thermopylae and halted their advance: almost. It is one of history's most acclaimed battles, one of civilization's greatest last stands.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Requires full attention

    • By Euryleia on 01-18-08

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Alexander the Great

    • The Hunt for a New Past
    • By: Paul Cartledge
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Paul Cartledge, one of the world's foremost scholars of ancient Greece, illuminates the brief but iconic life of Alexander (356-323 B.C.), king of Macedon, conqueror of the Persian Empire, and founder of a new world order. Alexander's legacy has had a major impact on military tacticians, scholars, statesmen, adventurers, authors, and filmmakers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting World History.

    • By Steve B on 09-23-15

    Regular price: $19.56