The Rise of Athens

  • by Anthony Everitt
  • Narrated by Michael Page
  • 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Filled with tales of adventure and astounding reversals of fortune, The Rise of Athens celebrates the city-state that transformed the world - from the democratic revolution that marked its beginning through the city's political and cultural golden age to its decline into the ancient equivalent of a modern-day university town. Anthony Everitt constructs his history with unforgettable portraits of the talented, tricky, ambitious, and unscrupulous Athenians who fueled the city's rise. An unparalleled storyteller, Everitt combines erudite, thoughtful historical analysis with stirring narrative set pieces that capture the colorful, dramatic, and exciting world of ancient Greece. Although the history of Athens is less well known than that of other world empires, the city-state's allure would inspire Alexander the Great, the Romans, and even America's own founding fathers. It's fair to say that the Athenians made possible the world in which we live today. In this peerless new work, Anthony Everitt breathes vivid life into this most ancient story.

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Incisive Synopsis of the Ascendancy of Ancient Gre

Excellent, thorough and cohesive modern synopsis that filled in many gaps for this passionate student of ancient Greece. Narration was impeccable.
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- Eberstein

Athen's and all it's players come to life!

I love Michael Page as a narrator. The pronunciation of Greek names and places is awesome.

The content of this book is great. I think what makes a book like this great is the fact that it drive me to read more dig more into the history. I feel like I need to pick up Xenophon works and reread the Odessey, and it will all come to life more thanks to the context and world this work provides!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-06-2016
  • Publisher: HighBridge Company