Lords of the Sea: The Epic Story of the Athenian Navy and the Birth of Democracy (CD-Audio)
 

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Lords of the Sea: The Epic Story of the Athenian Navy and the Birth of Democracy (CD-Audio)

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    The navy created by the people of Athens in ancient Greece was one of the finest fighting forces in the history of the world and the model for all other national navies to come. The Athenian navy built a civilization, empowered the world's first d......more

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The navy created by the people of Athens in ancient Greece was one of the finest fighting forces in the history of the world and the model for all other national navies to come. The Athenian navy built a civilization, empowered the world's first democracy, and led a band of ordinary citizens on a voyage of discovery that altered the course of history. Its defeat of the Persian fleet at Salamis in 480 B.C.E. launched the Athenian Golden Age and preserved Greek freedom and culture for centuries. With Lords of the Sea, renowned archaeologist and historian John R. Hale presents, for the first time, the definitive history of the epic battles, the indomitable ships, and the men-from extraordinary leaders to seductive rogues-who established Athens's supremacy. With a scholar's insight and a storyteller's flair, Hale takes us on an illustrated tour of the heroes, their turbulent careers, and their far-flung expeditions and brings back to life a forgotten maritime empire and its majestic legacy.

John R. Hale studied at Yale and Cambridge universities before embarking on an archaeological career that includes extensive underwater searches for ancient warships. He has written for Antiquity, Journal of Roman Archaeology, and Scientific American and has been profiled by National Public Radio and The New York Times. He has also been featured in documentaries broadcast by the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. He is currently director of liberal studies at the University of Louisville. David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, appearing on stages large and small throughout the country and in Seattle, Washington, his hometown. He has narrated over sixty audiobooks for Tantor, in genres ranging from current political commentary to historical nonfiction, from fantasy to military, and from thrillers to humor. He received an AudioFile Earphones Award for his first audiobook, Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay. When not narrating, David keeps busy writing plays and stories for children.

Author:
Hale, John R.
Genre:
HISTORY / Military / Naval
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Unabridged
Format:
CD-Audio
Language:
English
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Publish Date:
06/01/2009
Copyright Year:
2009
ISBN:
9781400161881
Height:
7.5 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.22 lb
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