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  1. Great Masters: Mozart-His Life and Music

    Great Masters: Mozart-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (87)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Great Masters: Mozart—His Life and Music is a biographical and musical study of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who composed more than 600 works of beauty and brilliance in just over 20 years. You'll learn about Mozart's journey from youthful prodigy to posthumous deification, his struggles for a successful career, his relationships with family, friends, and fellow composers, his musical triumphs and disasters, and...
  2. Great Masters: Tchaikovsky—His Life and Music

    Great Masters: Tchaikovsky—His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Discover why Peter Illych Tchaikovsky exhibits as close a link as you will find anywhere between an artist's inner world and the outward products of his creative activity with Great Masters: Tchaikovsky—His Life and Music. Award-winning Professor Robert Greenberg reveals how, as a man, Tchaikovsky was defined by his music, which became an outlet for all the shifting moods of his turbulent soul. Tchaikovsky...
  3. Great Masters: Stravinsky-His Life and Music Sale

    Great Masters: Stravinsky-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.7 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (38)
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    Award-winning Professor Robert Greenberg's Great Masters: Stravinsky—His Life and Music depicts the career of Igor Stravinsky as a dizzying, enthralling progression that creates a virtual artistic history of the West from the 1890s to the late 1960s. Discover this master of musical creativity to be a one-man compendium of people, places, compositional styles, and techniques. Among other things, these lectures...
  4. Greek Tragedy Sale

    Greek Tragedy

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.9 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (62)
    Save up to $265.00 Starting at $17.95 $299.95 $17.95$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.
  5. Historical Jesus

    Historical Jesus

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.2 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (144)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$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...
  6. Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition Sale

    Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.1 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (80)
    Save up to $720.00 Starting at $149.95 $869.95 $149.95$869.95
    This course brings together 12 professors for 84 lectures on more than 60 of the most important thinkers in history. Enjoy the benefit of learning from the finest scholar-teachers active today while you study the key ideas of influential philosophers from the pre-Socratics to the Postmodernists. The curriculum is comprehensive, incisive, and thought-provoking—in short, an intellectual experience to be...
  7. Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age Sale

    Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age

    Jeremy McInerney
    4.7 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (59)
    Save up to $265.00 Starting at $17.95 $299.95 $17.95$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.
  8. American Civil War Sale

    American Civil War

    Gary W. Gallagher
    4.9 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (226)
    Save up to $519.95 Starting at $60.00 $599.95 $60.00$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....
  9. Classical Mythology Sale

    Classical Mythology

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (165)
    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...
  10. 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
    (196)
    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.
  11. 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
    (88)
    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...
  12. New Testament

    New Testament

    Bart D. Ehrman
    3.9 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (289)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$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...
  13. History of Ancient Egypt Sale

    History of Ancient Egypt

    Bob Brier
    4.7 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (294)
    Save up to $519.95 Starting at $60.00 $599.95 $60.00$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...
  14. Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies Sale

    Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

    Peter Saccio
    4.4 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (83)
    Save up to $349.95 Starting at $60.00 $429.95 $60.00$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.
  15. History of Ancient Rome Sale

    History of Ancient Rome

    Garrett G. Fagan
    4.3 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (148)
    Save up to $519.95 Starting at $60.00 $599.95 $60.00$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...
  16. Odyssey of Homer

    Odyssey of Homer

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.9 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (121)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Take a detailed look at Homer's ancient Greek masterpiece of adventure. Professor Elizabeth Vandiver's The Odyssey of Homer focuses on timeless themes contained in the warrior Odysseus's voyage home through strange lands and encounters with gods, witches, warriors, and monsters. Explore the cultural assumptions that lie behind Homer's lines, weigh the poem's critical and interpretative issues, and come to view the...
  17. Iliad of Homer

    Iliad of Homer

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.8 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (144)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    From the wrath of Achilles to the machinations of Agamemnon that led to the fall of Troy, the Iliad is one of the most compelling meditations on the human condition ever written. Take an in-depth look at Homer's epic Greek poem in The Iliad of Homer and realize why this literary masterpiece is held in such high regard. Alongside award-winning Professor Elizabeth Vandiver, examine the most important episodes in the...
  18. Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche Sale

    Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.1 out of 5
    59% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (77)
    Save up to $265.00 Starting at $34.95 $299.95 $34.95$299.95
    Among shapers of contemporary thought, Friedrich Nietzsche is the most mysterious and least understood. To provide flow to Nietzsche’s often puzzling and misunderstood works, this course focuses on the ideas that preoccupied him, while tracing the profound themes that shaped his oeuvre. Is it possible that these themes form the basis of modern Humanistic culture?
  19. Philosophy and Religion in the West Sale

    Philosophy and Religion in the West

    Phillip Cary
    4.5 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (53)
    Save up to $380.00 Starting at $24.95 $429.95 $24.95$429.95
    This course examines how philosophy and religion have interacted throughout history on fundamental questions of religious belief, including the concepts of God, creation, sin, mercy, and redemption. Invoking the writing of the greatest Greek, Jewish, and Christian thinkers as well as "modern" philosophers such as Hume, Kant, Schleiermacher, and Nietzsche, this course casts new light on the entire...
  20. Ancient Greek Civilization Sale

    Ancient Greek Civilization

    Jeremy McInerney
    4.6 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (113)
    Save up to $265.00 Starting at $17.95 $299.95 $17.95$299.95
    Why do the ancient Greeks occupy such a prominent place in conceptions of Western culture and identity? Covering the 11 centuries from the end of the Neolithic period to the rise of Alexander the Great, this course traces the history of Classical Greece and its foundational influence on all of Western civilization. The knowledge you gain here will increase your comprehension not only of history, but of all Western...