The Life of Greece: The Story of Civilization, Volume 2 [Audiobook]

The Life of Greece: The Story of Civilization, Volume 2 [Audiobook]
The Life of Greece: The Story of Civilization, Volume 2 [Audiobook] by Will Durant, read by Stefan Rudnicki
2013 | MP3 VBR V5 | 32 hrs 42mins | 1.27GB

The second volume of Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize - winning series The Story of Civilization. Volume 2 chronicles the history of ancient Greek civilization. Here Durant tells the whole story of Greece from the days of Crete's vast Aegean empire to the final extirpation of the last remnants of Greek liberty, crushed under the heel of an implacably forward-marching Rome. The dry minutiae of battles and sieges, of tortuous statecraft of tyrant and king, get minor emphasis in what is preeminently a vivid recreation of Greek culture, brought to the listener through the medium of supple, vigorous prose.

In this masterful work, listeners will learn about:

  • The siege of Troy
  • The great city-states of Athens and Sparta
  • The heroes of Homer's epics
  • The gods and lesser deities of Mount Olympus
  • The teachings of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
  • The empire of Alexander the Great

Caesar and Christ: The Story of Civilization, Volume 3 [Audiobook]

Caesar and Christ: The Story of Civilization, Volume 3 [Audiobook]
Caesar and Christ: The Story of Civilization, Volume 3 [Audiobook] by Will Durant, read by Grover Gardner
2014 | MP3 ~ 100 kbps | 36 hrs 31 mins | 1.54GB

The third volume of Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize-winning series, Caesar and Christ chronicles the history of Roman civilization and of Christianity from their beginnings to A.D. 325. In this masterful work, listeners will learn about:

  • The Etruscan civilization of ancient Italy
  • The birth of the Roman Republic and the beginnings of Roman law
  • The great reigns of Caesar and Antony
  • The people of Rome - the artisans, tradesmen, and scientists
  • The places of Rome's great empire
  • The beginnings of Christianity and its growth
  • The rise of Constantine and the fall of the empire

The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind [Audiobook]

The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind [Audiobook]
The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind [Audiobook] by H G Wells, read by Bernard Mayes
2010 | MP3@64 kbps | 44 hrs 32 mins | 1.19GB

Having coined the phrase "the war that will end war," H. G. Wells was disillusioned by the World War I peace settlement. Convinced that humanity needed to awaken to the instability of the world order and remember lessons from the past, the author of science-fiction classics set out to write about history. Wells hoped to remind mankind of its common past, provide it with a basis for international patriotism, and guide it to renounce war. The work became immensely popular, earning him world renown and solidifying his reputation as one of the influential voices of his time.

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