The Ancient Greek World by Jennifer T. Roberts audiobook

The Ancient Greek World

By Jennifer T. Roberts and Tracy Barrett
Read by Jeff Woodman

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664455900

  • ISBN: 9781664563735

Runtime: 4.81 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

With a list of characters from Achilles to Zeus-and all the gods and mortals in between-The Ancient Greek World is one of the most comprehensive history textbooks on one of the most momentous civilizations in history. The Greeks are considered the first people in the ancient Western world to record their own history, and remnants of their cultural, philosophical, political and architectural advances remain to this day. Homer, Sophocles, aeschylus, Socrates, Aristotle and Plato set the ground rules for modern literature, theater and philosophy. The Parthenon still stands as an example of structural ingenuity. And many countries still practice democracy and participate in the Olympics. From everyday life to political upheaval-like the Pelopponesian War and Alexander the Great's conquests-the Greeks believed they were an exceptional people, and their influence is still present today. As part of the World in Ancient Times series, this text is a witty, resourceful guide for anyone who wishes to learn more about this stunning culture. Listeners will feel they've traveled back in time with the stirring narration of Jeff Woodman.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“For clarity, scholarship, and readability, The Ancient Greek World rises easily past the general run of assignment titles.”  Kirkus Reviews 
“A thoroughly researched political and cultural history.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Jennifer T. Roberts

Author Bio: Jennifer T. Roberts

Jennifer T. Roberts is a professor of classics and history at City College of New York.

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Author Bio: Jennifer Roberts

Author Bio: Jennifer Roberts

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Author Bio: Tracy Barrett

Author Bio: Tracy Barrett

Tracy Barrett is the author of numerous books and magazine articles for young readers. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree with honors from Brown University and an MA and PhD in Medieval Italian Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Her scholarly interests in the ancient and medieval worlds overlap in her fiction and nonfiction works. Tracy has taught courses on writing for children and on children's literature at various institutions and frequently makes presentations to groups of students, librarians, teachers, and others.Tracy teaches Italian, women’s studies, and humanities at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, two Jack Russell terriers, and a cat.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 4.81
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English