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PIERS PLOWMAN Vision of a People’s Christ

PIERS PLOWMAN Vision of a People’s Christ

By William Langland – Modern Verse Rendering by William Burrell

Read by Mike Rogers
4 hours 42 minutes

Probably written in the latter half of the 14th century in the South-West-Midlands dialect, Piers Plowman is a remarkable example of allegorical, alliterative verse that conveyed, for the first time ever, the authentic voice, spirit and character of the ordinary people of England. Very little is known about William Langland, the presumed author, but it is very much a product of the medieval mind combining Christian belief with dramatic poetry in a drama of identity. Continue Reading →

THE HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR

THE HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR

By Thucydides
Read by Mike Rogers
22 hours 36 minutes

The rivalry between two of the dominant city states of Ancient Greece, Athens and Sparta, erupted into a war lasting nearly 30 years and was to have a dramatic effect on the balance of power in the area. Between 431 and 404 BCE, the two cities battled it out on land and sea, aided by their alliances with neighbouring states: Athens’ Delian League vigorously opposed Sparta’s Peloponnesian League in a conflict which effectively involved the whole region. Continue Reading →

Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers has recorded numerous audiobooks ranging from Michael Morpurgo and Josephine Cox to thrillers and historical novels. This broad background enabled him to bring an immediacy to Thucyides’ The History of the Peloponnesian War, though it was his first recording of a Greek classic. A regular performer and director with the English Shakespeare Company, he has been involved in many Shakespeare productions. His TV work has included Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Peak Practice and The Somme.