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The World's Oldest Short Stories - Tales from Ancient Egypt, India, Greece, and Rome-logo

The World's Oldest Short Stories - Tales from Ancient Egypt, India, Greece, and Rome

Herodotus

Many stories have stood the test of time, but this selection have entranced audiences for thousands of years and remain as fresh today as they were when first told. A fascinating collection which gives vivid insights into lives in ancient times and the issues that occupied the people of the day. Includes tales of ancient Egypt, written to discourage militant women from reviving the old matriarchal system; enchanting stories of the Buddha that were later adapted by Aesop; old humorous stories of the Brahmans; stories from the Greeks in Asia Minor, including the wonderful sketch "The Ladies of Syracuse", which gives a fresh, charming, and lively picture of life in Alexandria; plus the epic Cupid and Psyche by the excellent Latin writer Apuleius. "The Tale of Khafri" (Egyptian, 4800 BC) "The Tale of Ahuri" (Egyptian, 1300 BC) "Stories of the Buddha" (Indian, 560 BC) "The Monkey and the Queen’s Jewels" "The Tale of Princess Sambula" "The Ass in the Lion’s Skin" "The Talkative Tortoise" "The Judgment of the Buddha" "The Pancha-Tantra" (Indian, 300 BC) "The Brahman of Vain Dreams" "The Hitopadesa" (Indian, 600 AD) "The Rajah’s Son and the Merchant’s Wife" "The Faithful Servant" "Herodotus" (485-425 BC) "The Treasure of King Rhampsinitus" "Polycrates and his Ring" "Theocritus" (300 BC) "The Ladies of Syracuse" "Petronius" (1st Century AD) "The Widow of Ephesus" "Apuleius" (125 AD) "Cupid and Psyche"

Many stories have stood the test of time, but this selection have entranced audiences for thousands of years and remain as fresh today as they were when first told. A fascinating collection which gives vivid insights into lives in ancient times and the issues that occupied the people of the day. Includes tales of ancient Egypt, written to discourage militant women from reviving the old matriarchal system; enchanting stories of the Buddha that were later adapted by Aesop; old humorous stories of the Brahmans; stories from the Greeks in Asia Minor, including the wonderful sketch "The Ladies of Syracuse", which gives a fresh, charming, and lively picture of life in Alexandria; plus the epic Cupid and Psyche by the excellent Latin writer Apuleius. "The Tale of Khafri" (Egyptian, 4800 BC) "The Tale of Ahuri" (Egyptian, 1300 BC) "Stories of the Buddha" (Indian, 560 BC) "The Monkey and the Queen’s Jewels" "The Tale of Princess Sambula" "The Ass in the Lion’s Skin" "The Talkative Tortoise" "The Judgment of the Buddha" "The Pancha-Tantra" (Indian, 300 BC) "The Brahman of Vain Dreams" "The Hitopadesa" (Indian, 600 AD) "The Rajah’s Son and the Merchant’s Wife" "The Faithful Servant" "Herodotus" (485-425 BC) "The Treasure of King Rhampsinitus" "Polycrates and his Ring" "Theocritus" (300 BC) "The Ladies of Syracuse" "Petronius" (1st Century AD) "The Widow of Ephesus" "Apuleius" (125 AD) "Cupid and Psyche"
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Many stories have stood the test of time, but this selection have entranced audiences for thousands of years and remain as fresh today as they were when first told. A fascinating collection which gives vivid insights into lives in ancient times and the issues that occupied the people of the day. Includes tales of ancient Egypt, written to discourage militant women from reviving the old matriarchal system; enchanting stories of the Buddha that were later adapted by Aesop; old humorous stories of the Brahmans; stories from the Greeks in Asia Minor, including the wonderful sketch "The Ladies of Syracuse", which gives a fresh, charming, and lively picture of life in Alexandria; plus the epic Cupid and Psyche by the excellent Latin writer Apuleius. "The Tale of Khafri" (Egyptian, 4800 BC) "The Tale of Ahuri" (Egyptian, 1300 BC) "Stories of the Buddha" (Indian, 560 BC) "The Monkey and the Queen’s Jewels" "The Tale of Princess Sambula" "The Ass in the Lion’s Skin" "The Talkative Tortoise" "The Judgment of the Buddha" "The Pancha-Tantra" (Indian, 300 BC) "The Brahman of Vain Dreams" "The Hitopadesa" (Indian, 600 AD) "The Rajah’s Son and the Merchant’s Wife" "The Faithful Servant" "Herodotus" (485-425 BC) "The Treasure of King Rhampsinitus" "Polycrates and his Ring" "Theocritus" (300 BC) "The Ladies of Syracuse" "Petronius" (1st Century AD) "The Widow of Ephesus" "Apuleius" (125 AD) "Cupid and Psyche"

Language:

English

Narrators:

Theocritus, Apuleius, Petronius, Cathy Dobson

Length:

3h 10m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:25