The Echo of Greece

The Echo of GreecePublisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
Author: Edith Hamilton
Narrator: Nadia May
Length: 5 hours 30 minutes (Unabridged)
Physical Price: $29.95
Download Price: $13.49
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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