Pericles and Athens
- Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
- Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 12-11-09
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audio Connoisseur
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Raised in the aristocratic household of the Alcmaeonid family, one of the most distinguished of his day, Pericles grew to manhood in the exalted company of thinkers like Herodotus, Sophocles, Socrates, Phidias, Iktinus, Pindar, Aeschylus, Euripides, Thucydides, Democritus, and Anaxagorus. He knew them all personally.
Pericles led Athens from 461 to 429 B.C., a pivotal era in history. More than anyone else, it was his steady hand and enlightened outlook that gained Athens the riches of empire and the glory of the Acropolis.
Never before have the arts flourished with such incredible perfection as within the lifetime of Pericles. And never before was the death of a leader followed by such swift calamity. His absence during the long, drawn out Peloponnesian War was keenly felt.
Listen to this great story and learn why Pericles was truly the most indispensable man in Greece.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By LC on 03-09-15
Very poor narration, OK contents
What would have made Pericles and Athens better?
Better narration would help hugely, as the extremely poor narration made it very hard to listen to.
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