The glory of ancient Greece is all around us, even in the 21st century, because Greece was the cradle of Western civilisation. We know about the gods and their characters Zeus, Athene, Apollo, Ares, Aphrodite and their heroes, both legendary (Heracles) and historical (Alexander the Great). Architecture, mathematics, politics, philosophy, observation of nature and the cosmos and much more emerged in ancient Greece. Hugh Griffiths entertaining but informative account of the people and the history places it all in perspective. An outstanding introduction for younger listeners.