The Shortest History of Greece: The Odyssey of a Nation from Myth to Modernity (Compact Disc)

The Shortest History of Greece: The Odyssey of a Nation from Myth to Modernity By James Heneage, Gareth Richards (Read by) Cover Image
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Philosophy, art, democracy, language, even computers--the glories of Greek civilization have shaped our world even more profoundly than we realize. Pericles and the Parthenon may be familiar, but what of Epaminondas, the Theban general who saved the Greek world from Spartan tyranny? Alexander the Great's fame has rolled down the centuries, but the golden Hellenistic Age that followed is largely forgotten. "Byzantine" conjures decadence and deadly intrigue, yet the thousand-year empire that ruled from Constantinople and saved Europe twice from invasion was, in fact, Greek. Greece's modern chapter, too, tells of triumph and calamity--from liberation and expansion to schism, homegrown dictatorship, Nazi occupation, and civil war. Today's nation is battered by austerity, encroaching climate change, and a refugee crisis--yet unwavering in its ancient values. James Heneage captures the full Grecian drama in this riveting, short history, revealing Greece as the wellspring of Western civilization--and a model that may yet save modern democracy.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798212624091
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2023
Language: English