A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great, Vol I


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J. B. Bury wrote his “History of Greece” before World War I, but it was such a good overview of classical Greek history that the third edition was still being used as a college textbook in the late 1960′s. In the newer editions, a co-author rewrote the material dealing with the early centuries where there have been new archeological developments, but the later chapters and Bury’s framework were retained essentially unchanged. Bury writes in a lucid, easily understood style that entertains as it educates. The book covers artistic and literary development, as well as politics and war, and its field of view includes western Asia Minor, the Agean archipelago, and “Greater Greece” (Sicily and Southern Italy). (Summary by Karen Merline)

LibriVox Recording of A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great Vol II (20 hr 51 min)

Chapters

Introduction and Prefaces 19:43 Read by Joshua B. Christensen
Chapter 1, part 1-2 30:59 Read by Laura Koskinen
Chapter 1, part 3 31:24 Read by Leon Mire
Chapter 1, part 4-6 32:52 Read by Leon Mire
Chapter 1, part 7 17:04 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 1, part 8-9 31:54 Read by Kalynda
Chapter 1, part 10-22 23:46 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Chapter 2, part 1-2 21:24 Read by Graham Redman
Chapter 2, part 3 40:04 Read by Graham Redman
Chapter 2, part 4-8 42:00 Read by Graham Redman
Chapter 3, part 1-2 29:43 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter 3, part 3-4 32:46 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter 3, part 5-6 21:29 Read by Alok Karulkar
Chapter 3, part 7-8 31:34 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 4, part 1-2 19:54 Read by Justin Brett
Chapter 4, part 3 26:04 Read by Anna Christensen
Chapter 4, part 4 30:56 Read by Graham Redman
Chapter 5, part 1-2 39:55 Read by Graham Redman
Chapter 5, part 3-5 22:59 Read by Graham Redman
Chapter 5, part 6-7 19:46 Read by Kalynda
Chapter 6, part 1 22:15 Read by Kayl
Chapter 6, part 2-4 33:34 Read by Graham Redman
Chapter 6, part 5-6 33:11 Read by Graham Redman
Chapter 6, part 7 31:15 Read by Graham Redman
Chapter 6, part 8-10 21:57 Read by Graham Redman
Chapter 7, part 1-3 33:01 Read by ontheroad
Chapter 7, part 4-6 33:48 Read by ontheroad
Chapter 7, part 7-9 39:13 Read by Graham Redman
Chapter 7, part 10-11 23:53 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter 7, part 12-14 30:52 Read by hefyd
Chapter 8, part 1-3 35:20 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 8, part 4-6 33:05 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 9, part 1-2 31:31 Read by ML Cohen
Chapter 9, part 3-5 22:29 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter 9, part 6-7 27:31 Read by Kalynda
Chapter 9, part 8-11 34:39 Read by Kalynda
Chapter 10, part 1-2 33:45 Read by hefyd
Chapter 10, part 3-4 24:37 Read by hefyd
Chapter 10, part 5-6 25:08 Read by hefyd
Chapter 10, part 7-9 34:52 Read by hefyd
Chapter 10, part 10-11 31:23 Read by hefyd
Chapter 10, part 12-13 22:40 Read by hefyd
Chapter 10, part 14-15 25:07 Read by hefyd

Reviews

Comprehensive history


(4 stars)

This was a very complex history that requires me to find a map if I intend to comprehend it completely. I listened to it while I worked and it entertained me for days. I look forward to doing it again. Thank you all.

Chapter 4 is well read


(5 stars)

and very well written Chapter 4 has a very solid pacing

once you get used to the narration...its really good.


(5 stars)

Don't use lipstick before a read


(4 stars)

Other than that, it was a fine read. Very informative and interesting.