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Lords of the Sea - The Epic Story of the Athenian Navy and the Birth of Democracy

John R. Hale

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.

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.
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Genres:

History

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Drummond

Length:

13h 9m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

41:34


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

28:13


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

28:20


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

32:17


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

28:02


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

50:58


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

44:11


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

37:07


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

29:04


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

32:15


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

38:27


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

41:39


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

36:13


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

42:50


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

40:44


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

28:46


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

32:14


Part 5, Chapter 17
Part 5, Chapter 17

50:12


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

28:02


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

36:09


Part 5, Chapter 20
Part 5, Chapter 20

42:50


Part 5, Chapter 21
Part 5, Chapter 21

19:22


Part 5, Chapter 22
Part 5, Chapter 22

00:22