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  1. Greek Tragedy Sale

    Greek Tragedy

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.9 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
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    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.
  2. Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis Sale

    Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis

    Louis Markos
    4 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (171)
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    The Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis takes you through the unique and diverse legacy of one of Western literature's most beloved authors. These insightful lectures are delivered by award-winning Professor Louis Markos. Under his expert guidance, explore the wealth of moral lessons and spiritual allegories behind virtually the entire Lewis canon, from Mere Christianity to The Screwtape Letters/ to The Lion, The...
  3. Historical Jesus Sale

    Historical Jesus

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.2 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (137)
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    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...
  4. 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 $690.00 Starting at $179.95 $869.95 $179.95$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...
  5. 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
    (58)
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    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.
  6. Francis of Assisi Sale

    Francis of Assisi

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.3 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (92)
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    When Francis of Assisi died in 1226, he left behind little material wealth. And yet he did leave behind a spiritual legacy that survives and changes lives even today. Francis of Assisi, delivered by the veteran teaching team of Professors William R. Cook and Ronald B. Herzman, gives you a well-rounded and fully informed introduction to this luminous man and his influence on the course of both Christian and Western...
  7. American Civil War Sale

    American Civil War

    Gary W. Gallagher
    4.9 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (219)
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    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....
  8. Classical Mythology Sale

    Classical Mythology

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.7 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (158)
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    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...
  9. Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition Sale

    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)
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    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.
  10. 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)
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    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...
  11. New Testament Sale

    New Testament

    Bart D. Ehrman
    3.9 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (281)
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    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...
  12. History of Ancient Egypt Sale

    History of Ancient Egypt

    Bob Brier
    4.7 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (275)
    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...
  13. Aeneid of Virgil Sale

    Aeneid of Virgil

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.8 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (91)
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    With The Aeneid of Virgil, Professor Elizabeth Vandiver has crafted a masterful presentation on the great national epic of ancient Rome and one of the most important works of literature ever written. Join Aeneas on his long journey west from ruined Troy to the founding of a new nation in Italy, and see how the author Virgil weaves together a rich network of compelling human themes on duty, desire, leadership, and...
  14. From Plato to Post-modernism: Understanding the Essence of Literature and the Role of the Author Sale

    From Plato to Post-modernism: Understanding the Essence of Literature and the Role of the Author

    Louis Markos
    4 out of 5
    54% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (46)
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    What’s the best that’s been thought and said about creativity in literature, and by extension in the arts more broadly? To answer that question—and the many others that it leads to—you’ll follow "the great conversation" between philosophy and the literary arts down the millennia, from Plato and Aristotle through a host of brilliant writers all the way to our present day.
  15. Abraham Lincoln: In His Own Words Sale

    Abraham Lincoln: In His Own Words

    David Zarefsky
    4.8 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (67)
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    Precisely because Lincoln is a national hero and legend, we have lost sight of some of his depth and complexity. His noble words-the Gettysburg Address especially-have become so familiar that we have almost lost the power truly to hear them. By tracing Lincoln's path to oratorical greatness, these lectures restore a full sense of his true stature.
  16. Quest for Meaning: Values, Ethics, and the Modern Experience Sale

    Quest for Meaning: Values, Ethics, and the Modern Experience

    Robert H. Kane
    4.6 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
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    Professor Robert H. Kane takes a probing look at the problems surrounding ethics in the modern world: conflicts between public and private morality, teaching values in public schools, the role of religion in public life, liberty and privacy, individualism versus community, and the loss of shared values and the resulting discontents.
  17. Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies Sale

    Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

    Peter Saccio
    4.4 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (83)
    Save up to $369.95 Starting at $40.00 $429.95 $40.00$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.
  18. Life and Writings of Geoffrey Chaucer Sale

    Life and Writings of Geoffrey Chaucer

    Seth Lerer
    4.7 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (37)
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    The Life and Writings of Geoffrey Chaucer, award-winning Professor Seth Lerer's masterful course on one of Western literature's most enduring poets, is a fascinating look at Chaucer's life, his world, and the language in which he wrote. By examining texts, from his short love lyrics to the copious profusion of character and events that compose The Canterbury Tales, this course prepares you for the challenges of...
  19. 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 $539.95 Starting at $40.00 $599.95 $40.00$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...
  20. Life and Writings of John Milton Sale

    Life and Writings of John Milton

    Seth Lerer
    4.6 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (30)
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    There is no disputing that John Milton is one of the supreme writers in the history of English letters. Yet, for a number of reasons, many modern readers are unaware of the pleasures of his often intimidating poetry and prose. The Life and Writings of John Milton is a thorough examination of this seminal Western writer designed to help you understand his poetry: its richness and depth; its representation of...