Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire


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Teaching Co. #ad - Go beyond the myth and learn about the man who changed the face of the ancient world and laid the foundation for the great traditions of the Roman Empire. Alexander's empire did not survive beyond his lifetime, but his legacy has cast a long shadow on the history of the West. Join professor harl for this journey into the world of Alexander and see how the world still bears the marks of this legendary conqueror.

You learn about the many aspects of this extraordinary individual - his passions, extraordinary talents, and the training that helped mold his character. You'll learn how battles were fought and won in the ancient world and examine Alexander's great martial achievements within this larger military history.

Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire #ad - . Along the way, egyptian pharaoh, several Alexanders emerge: the military general, Macedonian king, Persian emperor, and leader of the Hellenic League. These 36 spellbinding lectures by noted historian Professor Kenneth Harl of Tulane University take you deep inside the world of Alexander to witness the astonishing feats of military genius that made his name renowned for millennia after his death.

You'll also head onto the battlefield to analyze some of his greatest triumphs, including the Battle of the Granicus River and the Battle of the Hydaspes River. You'll go beyond the legends and the myths to truly understand what made Alexander great.

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The Greek and Persian Wars

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The Teaching Company #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. But professor Hale offers more than just textbook descriptions. These 24 lectures are your opportunity to survey this globe-spanning conflict and see the human experience behind some of the most remarkable episodes in ancient history. The clash of these two great cultures helped spark some of the most important cultural events in the history of the world: the chronicles of Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon; the dramas of Aeschylus; and Greece's remarkable invention of democracy.

. An accomplished archaeologist, he provides rare and valuable insights gleaned from years of fieldwork, including an analysis of the landscape of the battlefield of Marathon and modern archaeological surveys of the ground where Xerxes and his engineers dug an 80-foot-wide canal across an Aegean cape. Look beyond the infamous story of King Leonidas and his famed "300" and uncover the people and the world of the ancient Greeks and Persians.

The Greek and Persian Wars #ad - Spanning more than two centuries, the greek and Persian wars forged a new world order, sparking developments in battle strategy, world exploration, naval technology, and art and culture that impact the world even today. It's a perspective on history you'll find virtually nowhere else. Bringing together both sides of the story - Greek and Persian - Professor Hale creates a complex and informative account of this world-changing era.

An expert on methods of ancient warfare, Professor Hale offers rare insights into how each skirmish was lost and won. You'll meet the great Greek and Persian leaders, and compare the war technologies they pioneered.

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The Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Rise of Nations

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The Teaching Company #ad - While religion, science, he also pays close attention to art, wars, and economics dominate this period, exploration, politics, and technology. It explains how these startling changes came about; the social, economic, and political factors that helped steer Europe away from the Middle Ages and into the modern world; the kinds of patterns we can see during this time; and how these centuries were critical to the entire narrative of history and have contributed to the Western world we know today.

Updating bullet to all The Great Courses Listing. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Between 1348 and 1715, western europe was fraught with turmoil, numerous and bitter religious wars, beset by the Black Plague, and frequent political revolutions and upheavals. This comprehensive series of 48 lectures by an award-winning teacher and scholar sheds new light on this critical period by exploring the political, social, cultural, and economic revolutions that transformed Europe between the arrival of the Black Death in the 14th century to the onset of the Enlightenment in the 18th century.

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Italian Renaissance

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#ad - The effects of the italian renaissance are still with us today, from the incomparable paintings of Leonardo da Vinci to the immortal writings of Petrarch and Machiavelli. Our concept of participatory government, our philosophy of the content and purpose of education, our belief in the value of competition, even our notions of love all have roots in the Renaissance period.

. But why was there such an artistic, cultural, and intellectual explosion in Italy at the start of the 14th century? Why did it occur in Italy? And why in certain Italian city-states such as Florence? Professor Bartlett probes these questions and more in 36 dynamic lectures. You'll look at the republic of florence, thanks to geographical and historical circumstances, as well as other city-states that, had much different political and social structures.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. You'll come away surprised by how much of our modern life was made possible by the Renaissance. This course contains a wealth of details that will give you a feel and appreciation for the Italian Renaissance - its contributions to history, the ways it was similar and dissimilar to our times, both famous and ordinary, and how the people of the time, experienced it.

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This is your opportunity to appreciate the results of the Italian Renaissance and gain an understanding of the underlying social, political, and economic forces that made such exceptional art and culture possible.

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Ancient Greek Civilization

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The Great Courses #ad - Updating bullet to all The Great Courses Listing. With a special focus on the two crucial centuries from 600-400 B. C. The era of the persian and peloponnesian wars and of classical athens as described in the histories of Herodotus and Thucydides and the philosophic dialogues of Plato-you'll come to understand how the uniquely "Greek" identity was forged, and how it gave root to so much of what we consider vital about our own present day.

But what is it about hellenic culture that has made generations of influential scholars and writers view it as the essential starting point for understanding the art and reflection that define the West? This series of 24 lectures by an accomplished Greek scholar and teacher traces the complex web of links between the present and its Mediterranean origins, taking you from the Late Bronze Age up to the time of Philip II of Macedon and his son Alexander the Great.

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Clearly, philosophy, our aesthetic sensibilities, the Greeks are a source of much that we esteem in our own culture: democracy, tragedy, ideals of athletic competition, epic and lyric poetry, history-writing, and more. Just as important, you'll learn how the differences between our own modern values and beliefs and those of the Hellenic world-including slavery and the exclusion of women from public life-do not imply a lack of relevance to our own times but can instead teach us as just much as our affinities.

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Herodotus: The Father of History

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The Teaching Company #ad - Herodotus c. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Witness the "works and wonders" of the ancient world through the eyes of its first great historian in this sparkling series of 24 lectures from a much-honored teacher and classical scholar. And he reported on or visited all of its continents Europe, Asia, and Africa to write about the vast array of subjects that captured his interest.

. You learn how that work looked at the past in new and fresh ways, but as something that lies close at hand; as something that immediately affects the here and now, seeing it not as a distant recess shrouded in legend and rumor, and as a subject whose great personalities and patterns of events can be studied in order to make the reasons behind them as clear as possible.

Herodotus: The Father of History #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. These included the "great works" of the ancient land of egypt; the remarkable kings who built the vast Persian Empire; and the strange customs and unlikely origins of the Scythians, a warlike, mounted people who lived beyond the Danube and whose repulse of Darius and the Persians in 513 B.

C. E. The book that emerged from these "inquiries" - The Histories - is Herodotus's only known work, yet it still made Herodotus one of the rare, landmark figures in the story of thought. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. In these lectures, professor vandiver introduces you to Herodotus and The Histories, tracing the influences he assimilated and the new methods he used in crafting this monumental work.

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Famous Greeks

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The Great Courses The Teaching Company #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. And in keeping with that historical spirit, Professor Fears draws lessons from each life studied in this course, charting with you the intellectual and artistic currents of one of the most creative civilizations in world history.

Join professor fears for this riveting 24-lecture examination of fascinating figures who shaped the story of Greece from the Trojan War through the rise of Rome. From the heroes of the trojan war to alexander the Great and Cleopatra, Professor Fears ushers you into the lives, achievements, and influence of many of the figures who made Greek history.

Famous Greeks #ad - By exploring these famous greek lives in this context, Aristophanes, Thucydides, Euripides, Sophocles, you'll also discover new ways to read familiar classics by Homer, Xenophon, Herodotus, and Plato. These lectures are informed by a fine moral awareness and a deep familiarity with the times these famous lives were lived.

What do their lives, thucydides, tell us about virtue and vice, these lectures allow you to do exactly that, studied in the context of their times, and Plutarch, success and failure? Inspired and informed by the monumental works of Homer, Herodotus, folly and wisdom, guided by a truly great teacher.

Among these are great warriors such as achilles, herodotus, and philip of macedonia; profound thinkers like Socrates, Hector, Sophocles, and Alexander the Great; masterful statesmen including Lycurgus, Odysseus, Thucydides, and Aristotle; and artists and writers such as Homer, Agamemnon, Solon, Plato, and Plutarch.

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

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The Teaching Company #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Among other things, whose images of narmer's traditions would endure for 3, who taught egypt how to perfect the pyramid, a structure whose origins lay in the need to protect desert graves from exposure by the wind; the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb, you'll study: The "Narmer Palette, 000 years; Sneferu, which is the most scrutinized episode in the history of Egyptology; and Cleopatra, " the first historical document, the enigmatic Grecian ruler who learned Egypt's language and tried to resurrect both the nation's religion and greatness.

Updating bullet to all The Great Courses Listing. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. What is it about ancient egypt that still captures our imaginations? How did it grow from a few villages along the Nile into the greatest power the world had ever seen? Explore these questions and more in these 12 entertaining lectures that tell the stories of the great pharaohs and the daily realities of Egyptian life.

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Egypt, no longer a nation, would become a Roman province.

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Between the Rivers : The History of Ancient Mesopotamia

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The Teaching Company #ad - You peer into the lives and fortunes of Mesopotamia's people and learn about the birth of the urban lifestyle. The lectures look back to the time when the first cities arose in Mesopotamia and kings created complex bureaucracies to rule their expanding territories, thus fostering the invention of writing and other technologies.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Among the many fascinating insights into daily mesopotamian life you examine are how they ate, worshiped, and reared children; used scientific ideas to help them order and understand the natural world; engaged with their powerful neighbors in Egypt, worked, learned, married, Syria, and Anatolia modern-day Turkey; waged war and experienced peace; and endured the collapse of their cities.

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Professor castor creates a detailed image not only of larger Mesopotamian society but of life on the level of the individual Mesopotamian as well. Updating bullet to all The Great Courses Listing.

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Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations

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The Great Courses Course No. 3174 #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Beginning in the bronze age and the emergence of urban-based literate civilizations, the story continues through the demise of Persia's great empire at the hands of the Greeks.

Along the way, the development of vast empires dependent not only on military might but on laws and administration, you'll examine advances such as the invention and evolution of writing, the growth of trade, and the contributions of the Hebrews to the religious and ethical future of Western civilization.

Locales like mesopotamia or the indus valley, so shrouded with dust that we might be tempted to skip over them entirely, peoples like the Hittites or Assyrians, or rulers like Sargon, and Darius are part of a long-dead antiquity, Hammurabi, preferring to race forward along history's timeline in search of the riches we know will be found in our studies of Greece and Rome.

Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations #ad - History lovers will appreciate this course for its deep insights and its rock-solid foundation for deeper exploration. But, these civilizations, according to professor Harl, "act as the cultural basis for many of the civilizations that will emerge on the Eurasian landmass and will dictate the destinies of many of the people living today on the globe.

These remote, ancient civilizations stand behind the traditions of Greece, so it is critical to understand these great societies in order to better understand those that would come later - including our own. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

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Gods And Battles DVD - History Classics: Ancient Greece

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A&E HOME VIDEO 14984528 #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Immerse yourself in the exciting and dangerous world of the ancient Greeks and their gods with this invaluable collection of documentaries from HISTORY. A comprehensive selection of programs offers viewers a detailed look at ancient Greece through its most pivotal figures and conflicts, from the human frailties of its gods and goddesses to archeological evidence supporting their mythology; from the legendary city of Delphi and its world-famous oracle to the brutal standoff at the 'Gates of Fire, ' where 300 Spartans held off the Persian army.

Filled with stunning reenactments, and expert testimony, archival footage, ancient greece: gods and battles pulls together some of the most intriguing aspects of this epic civilization, including the mythic and monumental Greek deities and the artwork they inspired; the legendary story of 'the face that launched a thousand ships' Helen of Troy and the bloody 10-year siege that followed her alleged kidnapping; and the strategic brilliance of Alexander the Great's final campaign.

Gods And Battles DVD - History Classics: Ancient Greece #ad - Ancient greece: gods and battles includes 6 documentaries on 5 dvds:disc 1: gods and goddessesdisc 2: in search of history: the greek gods / troy: the passion of helendisc 5: Battles BC: Judgment Day at Marathon / Oracle at DelphiDISC 3: Last Stand of the 300DISC 4: Decisive Battles: Marathon / Decisive Battles: Thermopylae / Battles BC: Alexander: Lord of War Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

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