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  1. The Greek World: A Study of History and Culture Sale

    The Greek World: A Study of History and Culture

    Robert Garland
    4.4 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    The ancient Greeks, more than any other early culture, have given us the template for Western civilization. This course takes you from the great Classical and Hellenistic eras through Greece’s dramatic modern history. You’ll discover Greek culture in examples such as: Athenian democracy; Greek religious beliefs; Greek drama, epic poetry, and philosophy; and Greek sculpture, vase painting, and architecture.
  2. A Historian Goes to the Movies: Ancient Rome Sale

    A Historian Goes to the Movies: Ancient Rome

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    3.8 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (40)
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    From Ben-Hur to Spartacus to Gladiator, get a front-row look at the great movies that have shaped ancient Rome’s role in popular culture and memory. The 12 lectures of Professor Gregory S. Aldrete’s A Historian Goes to the Movies: Ancient Rome cover over 50 years of cinematic history and talent, and immerse you in the glory and grandeur—and even the folly—of classic and contemporary films set in Roman...
  3. The Roman Empire: From Augustus to the Fall of Rome

    The Roman Empire: From Augustus to the Fall of Rome

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    4.7 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (60)
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    The Roman Empire: From Augustus to the Fall of Rome traces the breathtaking history from the empire’s foundation by Augustus to its Golden Age in the 2nd century CE through a series of ever-worsening crises until the empire's ultimate collapse. Over 24 lectures, Professor Gregory S. Aldrete of the University of Wisconsin-reen Bay offers you the chance to experience a new history of Rome, incorporating the latest...
  4. Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages Sale

    Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages

    Robert Garland
    4.6 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Over the course of 24 engaging lectures, Professor Robert Garland of Colgate University unpacks the development of Athenian democracy, going inside the assemblies and courts to reveal how citizen rule worked—and where it came up short. Unprecedented, flawed, relevant to our time, and captivating in its own right, the story of Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages explores what is arguably the boldest...
  5. The Celtic World

    The Celtic World

    Jennifer Paxton
    4.6 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (285)
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    With The Celtic World, discover the incredible story of the Celtic-speaking peoples, whose art, language, and culture once spread from Ireland to Austria. This series of 24 enlightening lectures explains the traditional historical view of who the Celts were, then contrasts it with brand-new evidence from DNA analysis and archaeology that totally changes our perspective on where the Celts came from. By bringing a new...
  6. The Rise of Rome Sale

    The Rise of Rome

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    4.8 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    The Rise of Rome offers you the chance to find out what made this state so powerful—and offers insight into why the republic cast such a long shadow over Western civilization. Over 24 captivating lectures, Professor Gregory S. Aldrete of the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay tells the story of Rome’s astonishing rise, from its modest beginnings to its stunning triumph over the Mediterranean to the republic’s...
  7. Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    Leo Damrosch
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    In this chapter-by-chapter guide, Professor Leo Damrosch of Harvard University helps you navigate the Decline and Fall’s themes, structure, and lasting influence. Whether you’ve read the book before or never knew where to start, these 24 lectures are an authoritative study of a once-mighty empire—and the great book that became its classic eulogy and epitaph.
  8. Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites Sale

    Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites

    Eric H. Cline
    4.5 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (196)
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    Archaeology brings us face-to-face with our distant ancestors and with life as it was lived in long-ago civilizations. This thrilling new course, produced in partnership with National Geographic, introduces you to over 20 of the most significant archaeological sites on the planet, providing both an in-depth look at the sites themselves and an insider’s view of the history, science, and technology of archaeology.
  9. The Mysterious Etruscans

    The Mysterious Etruscans

    Steven L. Tuck
    4.3 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
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    The Etruscans were the original inhabitants of central Italy. Centuries before Rome’s rise, they built cities along fortified hilltops, developed a system of roads, and invented the “Roman” arch. While they had their own system of government and their own myths, the Etruscans borrowed much from the Greeks—and gave much to the Romans. Without them, much of the foundations of Western civilization would...
  10. The Guide to Essential Italy Sale

    The Guide to Essential Italy

    Kenneth R. Bartlett
    4.6 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Italy is the quintessential location for anyone interested in art, culture, and history. In collaboration with the Smithsonian, we bring you the exceptional gems and daily life of Italy’s past and present in a visually stunning tour. Explore Rome, Florence, and Venice—and take side trips to Pompeii, Perugia, and more. Visit important monuments, witness artistic masterpieces, and immerse yourself in Italian...
  11. Living History: Experiencing Great Events of the Ancient and Medieval Worlds Sale

    Living History: Experiencing Great Events of the Ancient and Medieval Worlds

    Robert Garland
    4.4 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (43)
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    Explore great moments of history through the eyes of everyday citizens. Living History spotlights 24 turning points where the tide of history changes irrevocably. Moving deeper into these momentous events, you step into the scene and hear the “heartbeat of history” by engaging with a variety of first-hand accounts and authentic primary and secondary sources to experience what it was like to live during these...
  12. Gnosticism: From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas

    Gnosticism: From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas

    David Brakke
    4.8 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
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    Gnosticism, one of the most fascinating phenomena in religious history, sparked ideologies that competed and conversed with other religions of the time, including Christianity. Follow Gnostic ideology and its impact on Western thought through the centuries, from its role in early religions and emergence in medieval spirituality to its remarkable traces in modern popular culture.
  13. Cities of the Ancient World

    Cities of the Ancient World

    Steven L. Tuck
    4.5 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (44)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    We live in a world of cities—for the first time ever, the majority of the population lives in an urban environment—and reflecting on ancient models of the “city” as a human phenomenon offers important lessons for our culture today. Cities of the Ancient World is your opportunity to survey the breadth of the ancient world through the context of its urban development. These 24 eye-opening lectures not only...
  14. How Jesus Became God

    How Jesus Became God

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.4 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (265)
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    What exactly happened, such that Jesus came to be considered God? To ask this question is to delve into a fascinating, multilayered historical puzzle—one that offers a richly illuminating look into the origins of the Western worldview and the theological underpinnings of our civilization. In 24 provocative lectures, Professor Ehrman takes you deeply into the process by which the divinity of Jesus was first...
  15. Understanding Greek and Roman Technology: From Catapult to the Pantheon Sale

    Understanding Greek and Roman Technology: From Catapult to the Pantheon

    Stephen Ressler
    5 out of 5
    98% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (203)
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    Famed for great thinkers, poets, artists, and leaders, ancient Greece and Rome were also home to some of the most creative engineers who ever lived. Modern research is shedding new light on these renowned wonders—impressive buildings, infrastructure systems, and machines that were profoundly important in their own day and have had a lasting impact on the development of civilization. Now, in Understanding...
  16. Latin 101: Learning a Classical Language

    Latin 101: Learning a Classical Language

    Hans-Friedrich Mueller
    4.7 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (132)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Latin lives! The language of Caesar, Cicero, Virgil, St. Jerome, and countless other great authors is alive and well in the modern world. Learning to read Latin is immensely rewarding, and it is a discipline that trains, enhances, and strengthens critical thinking. Embark on this unrivaled adventure with Latin 101: Learning a Classical Language, 36 lectures by Professor Hans-Friedrich Mueller of Union College...
  17. Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul Sale

    Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul

    John R. Hale
    4.8 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Join Professor John R. Hale as he guides you through the fabulous civilizations of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans, and to the natural wonders surrounding them. The Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul is a journey unlike any other, giving you the chance to experience important sites—such as the Acropolis of Athens, Ephesus, and Sardis—through the eyes of a scholar whose...
  18. Holy Land Revealed Sale

    Holy Land Revealed

    Jodi Magness
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (201)
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    Comb through the rubble of an ancient citadel in the City of David, the contents of rock-cut tombs in the Kidron Valley, correspondence from caves in the Judaean desert, and other remains from one of the most important regions in the history of civilization. Delivered by archaeologist and award-winning Professor Jodi Magness, The Holy Land Revealed helps you relive and encounter life in the ancient Holy Land through...
  19. Greek and Persian Wars

    Greek and Persian Wars

    John R. Hale
    4.8 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
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    Spanning more than two centuries, the Greek and Persian wars forged a new world order, sparking developments in battle strategy, naval technology, world exploration, and art and culture that impact the world even today. Now is your opportunity to survey this globe-spanning conflict, as well as its enduring impact on the world at large. From the ancient battlefields of Thermopylae, Marathon, and Gaugamela, to the...
  20. Peloponnesian War Sale

    Peloponnesian War

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.8 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (77)
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    The ancient Greek historian Thucydides called it "a war like no other"—arguably the greatest in the history of the world up to that time. The Peloponnesian War pitted Athens and her allies against a league of city-states headed by Sparta. Thucydides's eyewitness account of the war has been a classic for 24 centuries and is still studied for its profound truths about the nature of human strife. In The Peloponnesian...