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A HISTORY OF ANCIENT BRITAIN
by Neil Oliver
read by Bob Rollett
running time 18hrs 30mins
Historian Neil Oliver turns a spotlight on the very beginnings of the story of Britain; on the first people to occupy these islands and their battle for survival. Through what is revealed by the artefacts of the past, he weaves the epic story - half a million years of human history up to the departure of the Roman Empire in the Fifth Century AD. It is the real story of Britain and of her people.
ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHY: AN INTRODUCTION
by Tom Griffith & Hugh Griffith
read by Miscellaneous
running time 7hrs 15mins
The philosophy of Ancient Greece provides the background of Western ethical thought and politics. In this approachable introduction, Hugh Griffith, a leading translator of Plato, covers the main ground from the Pre-Socratics through Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, and the Epicureans.
by John Man
read by Tony Lister
running time 14hrs
Placed in line for the throne by his scheming mother, Kublai Khan the thirteenth century Mongolian prince became the warrior emperor of China and one of the most powerful men who ever lived. John Man draws on his own travels in Mongolia and China to bring this world to life.
POMPEII: THE LIFE OF A ROMAN TOWN
by Mary Beard
read by Phyllida Nash
running time 12hrs 35mins
The ruins of Pompeii destroyed by Vesuvius in AD 79 offer the best evidence we have of life in the Roman empire. Mary Beard's notes rise to the challenge of making sense of its remains. What kind of town was it? What can it tell us about life then - from sex to politics, food to religion, slavery to literacy?
THE CAVES OF THE SUN
by Adrian Bailey
read by John Fidell
running time 17hrs
Adrian Bailey believes that the influence of psychological interpretations posed by Freud and Jung have been detrimental to a true understanding of mankind`s religious origins. Here he revives a long-discarded nineteenth-century theory that all myths, religions and folktales can be traced to one source - the sun.
THE DREAM OF ROME
by Boris Johnson
read by Barry Wilsher
running time 6hrs 30mins
The Romans created the longest-lasting empire in History. Since then others have tried to imitate Rome's success, including the European Union, but most have failed. Boris Johnson examines the empire created by the Romans.
TUTANKHAMUN: EGYPT'S MOST FAMOUS PHAROAH
by Bill Price
read by Bob Rollett
running time 4hrs 30mins
In 1922, Howard Carter made what is still regarded as the most spectacular archaeological discovery ever when he uncovered Tutankhamun's tomb. This book explores the life of the pharaohs and the history of ancient Egypt.
UNDER ANOTHER SKY: JOURNEYS IN ROMAN BRITAIN
by Charlotte Higgins
read by Clare Francis
running time 10hrs
What does Roman Britain mean to us now? How has it been re-imagined, in story and song and verse? Charlotte Higgins has traced these tales by setting out to discover the remains of Roman Britain for herself, sometimes on foot, sometimes in a splendid, though not particularly reliable, VW camper van.