A History of Ancient Sparta

  • by Timothy B. Shutt
  • Narrated by Timothy B. Shutt
  • 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A born teacher and lecturer, Professor Timothy B. Shutt examines the history and culture of ancient Sparta, a society renowned for military excellence and adherence to the values of courage, discipline, duty, and the overcoming of fear. Vastly outnumbered at the Battle of Thermopylae, the Spartan "300" held off an overwhelming Persian force before finally succumbing - but not without inflicting massive casualties and inspiring the rest of the Greeks with the notion that they could persevere. In this enlightening series of lectures, Professor Shutt delves into Spartan culture, examining its origins, government, religion, and the major events that defined its history.

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Good information, disgusting delivery

The information delivered is very good. It is broken into good, concise topics which can easily be listened to in short runs or back to back depending on how much time you have. However, it is very distracting to hear the professor struggling to make it through the lectures. I couldn't tell if he was eating while recording or had too much to drink. At times I had to stop because the sound of some old guy slobbering on his words and burping and sucking on his lips, being pumped directly into my ear, were too much. Also, the strange pauses are distracting. Like I say, the information is good, just be prepared to have audio slobber in your ears to get the info.
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- Jason "Books are like air: I need them to live."

Can I get more?

This was a great listen, extremely education and in depth. My only question is where can I find more of other titles just like these.?.
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- steve "Addicted to Audible since 2009"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books