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The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization

13 CDs. 16:30 hrs. HighBridge Audio. Dec. 2016. ISBN 9781681684154. $49.99. HIST
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OrangeReviewStarEveritt, a renowned scholar of British and European culture, has turned to those contentious ancient Athenians who gave us democracy for his ninth book (The Rise of Rome; Augustus; Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome). Everitt writes this popular history about the rise of Athens in a narrative style meant for the reader to experience the events as did the Athenians and Greeks who lived through them. The style is entertaining and informative. The book can be appreciated by those with little knowledge of ancient Athens and those who would like a refresher. Michael Page, AudioFile Earphones winner, gives a formal and precise delivery appropriate to the material.
VERDICT This excellent overview of the history of ancient Greece would be a solid addition to most library collections. ["Everitt has a gift for making ancient history accessible": LJ 9/15/16 starred review of the Random hc.]

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