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  1. Famous Romans

    Famous Romans

    J. Rufus Fears
    4.3 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (118)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    In this companion course to Famous Greeks—inspired this time by the works of Livy, Polybius, Suetonius, and Tacitus as well as the indispensable Plutarch—Professor J. Rufus Fears retells the lives of the statesmen and thinkers who shaped Rome from its rise to world power in the struggle against Carthage to the decline of the Empire after Marcus Aurelius.
  2. Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor

    Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.6 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (79)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    The peninsula of Asian Turkey, known to the Greeks as Anatolia and to the Romans as Asia Minor, is about the size of Texas. This small subcontinent has arguably seen more history than any other comparably sized patch of Earth anywhere. Professor Kenneth W. Harl discusses Asia Minor's pivotal role in history in this engaging, original presentation.
  3. Dante's Divine Comedy Sale

    Dante's Divine Comedy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.8 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (94)
    Save up to $250.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    Two gifted teachers share the fruit of two lifetimes’ worth of historical and literary expertise in this rewarding introduction to one of the greatest poems ever written. You will explore invaluable background information on Dante’s life, why he wrote the Divine Comedy, how to approach English editions, and many of the poem’s characters and episodes.
  4. Joyce's Ulysses

    Joyce's Ulysses

    James A. W. Heffernan
    4.6 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (72)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    James Joyce's great novel Ulysses is a big, richly imagined, and intricately organized book with a huge reputation, which many consider to be as fully conceived and vibrant as anything in Homer or Shakespeare. Dartmouth's Professor James Heffernan lays out the brilliance, passion, humanity, and humor of Joyce's modern Odyssey in 24 exciting lectures that no literature lover should miss.
  5. The World of Byzantium Sale

    The World of Byzantium

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.6 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (91)
    Save up to $250.00 Starting at $24.95 $299.95 $24.95$299.95
    Open new vistas of historical insight as you join award-winning scholar and lecturer Kenneth W. Harl in this study of the crucial yet overlooked civilization of Byzantium. These lectures fill a gap in history and give you a much wider and more accurate perspective on everything from the decline of imperial Rome to the rise of the Renaissance.
  6. History of Christianity in the Reformation Era Sale

    History of Christianity in the Reformation Era

    Brad S. Gregory
    4.5 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (87)
    Save up to $375.00 Starting at $29.95 $429.95 $29.95$429.95
    Explore a watershed period in history as you examine the people, ideas, and events that transformed Western Christianity at the dawn of the modern age. This course is designed to give you a balanced, historical overview of the complex and dramatic events of the Reformation era during the epoch-making years between Luther’s 95 Theses in 1517 and the end of the Thirty Years’ War in 1648.
  7. History of Freedom

    History of Freedom

    J. Rufus Fears
    4.2 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Join historian and classical scholar J. Rufus Fears as he tells the dramatic story of history's most powerful idea from ancient Greece to our own day. What did freedom mean to Abraham Lincoln-and to Robert E. Lee? What did it mean to Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Martin Luther King? What does it mean to us today? Find out in this deeply moving, thought-provoking course.
  8. High Middle Ages Sale

    High Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader
    4.8 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (103)
    Save up to $70.00 Starting at $129.95 $299.95 $129.95$299.95
    As the last millennium dawned, Europe didn't amount to much. Illiteracy, starvation, and disease were the norm. In fact, Europe in the year 1000 was one of the world's more stagnant regions—an economically undeveloped, intellectually derivative, and geopolitically passive backwater. Three short centuries later, all this had changed dramatically. The flowering of medieval civilization between the years 1000 and...
  9. Old Testament Sale

    Old Testament

    Amy-Jill Levine
    3.7 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (256)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    The Old Testament, or Tanakh, was written in ancient Israel over 1,000 years by many authors. What can this book teach us about the ancient Israelites? What does our faith find in new scholarly understanding? These lectures by scripture expert Professor Amy-Jill Levine introduce you to the history, religion, and literature of ancient Israel as preserved in the Old Testament, or Hebrew Bible. Professor Levine brings...
  10. Greek Tragedy

    Greek Tragedy

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.9 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (62)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    The Greek tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides produced a group of plays whose grandeur and uncanny power are undiminished despite the passage of 2,500 years. Professor Elizabeth Vandiver's 24 engrossing lectures shed revealing light on both the context and the content of these stunning dramas from Athens's Golden Age.
  11. Historical Jesus Sale

    Historical Jesus

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.3 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (139)
    Save up to $240.00 Starting at $24.95 $299.95 $24.95$299.95
    Worshiped around the globe by more than a billion people today, Jesus is undoubtedly the single most important figure in the story of Western civilization and one of the most significant in world history altogether. Yet, Jesus of Nazareth presents unique challenges to the historian, as Professor Bart D. Ehrman explains in this 24-lecture course on the search for the Jesus of history. Join him for an erudite survey...
  12. Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age

    Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age

    Jeremy McInerney
    4.7 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (58)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    In the annals of ancient times, few stories are more gripping than that of the Hellenistic Age. These centuries between the conquests of Alexander the Great and the rise of Rome were a time of extraordinary expansion as Greek culture stepped out onto an enormous stage and became the heart of a world-historical civilization whose intellectual, spiritual, and artistic influence endures to this day.
  13. American Civil War Sale

    American Civil War

    Gary W. Gallagher
    4.9 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (219)
    Save up to $470.00 Starting at $89.95 $599.95 $89.95$599.95
    Many TV shows have dealt with the American Civil War, but not one offers the combination of crisp, comprehensive narrative and in-depth analysis that you will find in this course. In 48 masterful lectures, leading Civil War historian Professor Gary W. Gallagher explains both the strategy and battles of the war as well as its effects on all Americans. You'll learn how armies were recruited, equipped, and trained....
  14. Classical Mythology Sale

    Classical Mythology

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (161)
    Save up to $250.00 Starting at $34.95 $299.95 $34.95$299.95
    From Athena to Zeus, Professor Elizabeth Vandiver leads an illuminating exploration of classical mythology and its treasure trove of unforgettable characters and stories. Classical Mythology is an introduction to the primary characters and most important stories of classical Greek and Roman mythology. Among those you will study are the accounts of the creation of the world in Hesiod's Theogony and Ovid's...
  15. Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

    Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

    Richard Wolfson
    4.5 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (194)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    With scientists perhaps on the verge of unlocking the deepest secrets of the universe and with breaking news of discovery after discovery at the frontiers of research, understanding physics has never been so important. This course puts the awe-inspiring—and at times mind-bending—concepts behind relativity and quantum mechanics within reach of anyone who wants to understand them.
  16. No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life Sale

    No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life

    Robert C. Solomon
    4.3 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (87)
    Save up to $250.00 Starting at $34.95 $299.95 $34.95$299.95
    The message of Existentialism, unlike that of many more obscure and academic philosophical movements, is about as simple as can be. It is that every one of us, as an individual, is responsible—responsible for what we do and responsible for whom we are. If you want to enrich your own understanding of this philosophical movement, the thinkers it brought together, and the prominent role it still plays in contemporary...
  17. New Testament Sale

    New Testament

    Bart D. Ehrman
    3.8 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (285)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    Whether you consider it a book of faith or a cultural artifact, the New Testament is among the most significant writings that the world has ever known. This course sheds the light of purely historical research on the New Testament—its form, the methods of its composition, its authors and their original audiences, and the larger historical context. Mindful of the limitations imposed by the available historical...
  18. History of Ancient Egypt Sale

    History of Ancient Egypt

    Bob Brier
    4.7 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (278)
    Save up to $510.00 Starting at $59.95 $599.95 $59.95$599.95
    Ancient Egyptian civilization is so grand that our minds sometimes have difficulty adjusting to it. If you're awed by the Great Pyramid, amazed by the magnificent golden mask and other treasures of Tutankhamen, curious about how this longest-lived of all ancient cultures has influenced us, or just intrigued by the mysterious hows and whys of all things Egyptian, then you must own this comprehensive and entertaining...
  19. Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies Sale

    Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

    Peter Saccio
    4.4 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (82)
    Save up to $360.00 Starting at $49.95 $429.95 $49.95$429.95
    Professor Peter Saccio—an award-winning Ivy League Professor of Shakespeare studies—is your guide for this marvelous exploration of 15 of Shakespeare's greatest plays. Learn how our most abundant poet and dramatist has been moving, delighting, and enlightening readers and audiences for 400 years, with no end in sight.
  20. History of Ancient Rome Sale

    History of Ancient Rome

    Garrett G. Fagan
    4.3 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (145)
    Save up to $510.00 Starting at $59.95 $599.95 $59.95$599.95
    Rome's span was vast. In the regional, restless, and shifting history of continental Europe, the Roman Empire stands as a towering monument to scale and stability. At its height, the Roman Empire, unified in politics and law, stretched from the sands of Syria to the moors of Scotland, and it stood for almost 700 years. This course draws on a wealth of primary and secondary sources, including recent historical and...