The Echo of Greece
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Author: Edith Hamilton
Narrator: Nadia May
Length: 5 hours 30 minutes (Unabridged)
Format: Encoded Windows Media
Only Available in the US
© 2006 Blackstone Audio Inc
Fourth-century Athens has a special claim on our attention, writes the author, apart
from the great men it produced, for it is the prelude to the end of Greece.... The kind of events that took place
in the great free government of the ancient world may, by reason of unchanging human nature, be repeated in the
modern world. The course that Athens followed can be to us not only a record of old unhappy far-off things but a
blueprint of what may happen again.
With the clarity and grace for which she is admired, Edith Hamilton
writes of Plato and Aristotle, of Demosthenes and Alexander the Great,
of the much-loved playwright Menander, of the Stoics, and finally of Plutarch. She brings these figures vividly
to life, not only placing them in relation to their own times but also conveying very poignantly their meaning
for our world today.
Nadia May has been nominated as an AudioFile Golden Voice five years
running and is a winner of thirteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. She is the co-founder of TheatreFirst, a
theater company in the San Francisco Bay Area where she currently lives.
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beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the
source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion
is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt
in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."
"Seek and 'ye shall find,
knock and the door will be opened, ask and it shall be given
"The true understanding of
both the Creator and the creation is considered to be the
transcendental or metaphysical knowledge."
"For every action there is
an equal and opposite reaction."