The World's Famous Orations, Vol. I: Greece


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(3.2 stars; 4 reviews)

This is the first volume in the ten volume collection of the world's most famous orations, as compiled by William Jennings Bryant and Francis Whiting Halsey. The first volume concerns ancient Greece, and contains such famous persons as Achilles, Pericles, and Socrates, with their most famous (legendary or traditional) orations and speeches. - Summary by Carolin (7 hr 8 min)

Chapters

Preface 5:40 Read by Jason in Panama
Introduction 24:15 Read by SK
Achilles’ Reply to the Envoys by Homer 9:59 Read by Kathrine Engan
Pericles - I. - In Favor of the Peloponnesian War 13:08 Read by THBosc
Pericles - II. - On Those Who Died in the War 17:29 Read by THBosc
Pericles - III. - In Defense of Himself 10:42 Read by THBosc
Cleon - On the Punishment of the Mytileneans 11:27 Read by THBosc
Alcibiades - I. - In Support of the Athenian Expedition to Sicily 11:05 Read by Andrew Philologus
Alcibiades - II. - To the Spartans 3:15 Read by Jordan Watts
Nicias - Against the Sicilian Expedition 8:12 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Hermocrates - On the Union of Sicily Against Invaders 10:34 Read by Linda Johnson
Lysias - Against Eratosthenes 5:29 Read by Brian Murphy
Socrates - I. - In His Own Defense 18:09 Read by Brad Schliesser
Socrates - II. - On Being Declared Guilty 7:34 Read by Brad Schliesser
Socrates - III. - On Being Condemned to Death 10:49 Read by Brad Schliesser
Isocrates - On the Union of Greece to Resist Persia 17:10 Read by Gail Nelson
Isaeus - In the Suit Against Dicæogenes and Leochares 13:20 Read by THBosc
Demosthenes - I. - The Second Oration Against Philip 17:30 Read by Ann Boulais
Demosthenes - II. - On the State of the Chersonesus, part 1 19:20 Read by Jim Locke
Demosthenes - II. - On the State of the Chersonesus, part 2 17:36 Read by Jim Locke
Demosthenes - III. - On the Crown, part 1 30:36 Read by Andrew Philologus
Demosthenes - III. - On the Crown, part 2 22:50 Read by Jim Locke
Demosthenes - III. - On the Crown, part 3 26:18 Read by Jim Locke
Aeschines - Against Ctesiphon; Or, On the Crown, part 1 26:17 Read by THBosc
Aeschines - Against Ctesiphon; Or, On the Crown, part 2 28:44 Read by THBosc
Aeschines - Against Ctesiphon; Or, On the Crown, part 3 22:35 Read by THBosc
Dinarchus - Against Demosthenes 18:27 Read by DJRickyV