Athens v. Sparta

This is a remarkable recording – in about an hour, Charlie Roadman and friends give a reasonably comprehensive overview of the Peloponnesian War, with a decent soundtrack even. Selected text from Thucydides and Xenophon is narrated, and there are a handful of brief sung lyrics by Roadman that give other perspectives on the action. The whole thing illuminates the ancient war in a unique way, as well as (IMO) providing a certain level of commentary on our own situation today.

You can hear the whole thing at the link, with an option to download or buy a copy – it’s well worth a listen.


3 thoughts on “Athens v. Sparta

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s