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Ancient Greek civilization

Author: Jeremy McInerney; Tamara Stonebarger; Sal Rodriguez; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., ©1998.
Series: Great courses (DVD)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do the ancient Greeks occupy such a prominent place in conceptions of Western culture and identity? The Greeks are a source of much that we esteem: democracy, philosophy, tragedy, epic and lyric poetry, history-writing, ideals of athletic competition, aesthetic sensibilities, and more. Spanning roughly 1,000 years, the lectures cover the Late Bronze Age (1500 B.C.E.) to the time of Alexander the Great in the  Read more...
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Named Person: Socrates.; Philip, King of Macedonia; Alexander, the Great; Heinrich Schliemann
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy McInerney; Tamara Stonebarger; Sal Rodriguez; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1565855728 9781565855724
OCLC Number: 316221749
Notes: Course guidebook includes professor biography, statement of course scope, lecture outlines and notes, maps, timeline, biographical notes, and bibliography.
Credits: Producer, Tamara Stonebarger ; director & editor, Sal Rodriguez ; academic content advisor, Tim Goodman.
Performer(s): Twenty-four lectures of thirty minutes each by Jeremy McInerney, Davidson Kennedy Associate Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania.
Description: 4 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iv, 106 p. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD.
Contents: Part 1: Disc 1. Lecture 1 Greece and the Western world ; Lecture 2 Minoan Grete ; Lecture 3 Schliemann and Mycenae ; Lecture 4 The long twilight ; Lecture 5 The age of heroes ; Lecture 6 From Sicily to Syria: The growth of trade and colonization --
Disc 2. Lecture 7 Delphi and Olympia ; Lecture 8 The Spartans ; Lecture 9 Revolution ; Lecture 10 Tyranny ; Lecture 11 The origins of democracy ; Lecture 12 Beyond Greece: the Persian empire. Part 2: Disc 3. Lecture 13 The Persian wars ; Lecture 14 The Athenian empire ; Lecture 15 The art of democracy ; Lecture 16 Sacrifice and Greek religion ; Lecture 17 Theater and the competition of art ; Lecture 18 Sex and gender --
Disc 4. Lecture 19 The Peloponnesian war: Part I ; Lecture 20 The Peloponnesian war: Part II ; Lecture 21 Socrates on trial ; Lecture 22 Slavery and freedom ; Lecture 23 Athens in decline? ; Lecture 24 Philip, Alexander, and Greece in transition.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)
Responsibility: the Teaching Company.

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Why do the ancient Greeks occupy such a prominent place in conceptions of Western culture and identity? The Greeks are a source of much that we esteem: democracy, philosophy, tragedy, epic and lyric poetry, history-writing, ideals of athletic competition, aesthetic sensibilities, and more. Spanning roughly 1,000 years, the lectures cover the Late Bronze Age (1500 B.C.E.) to the time of Alexander the Great in the late 4th century (400 B.C.E.). Greek civilization experienced a period of magnificent achievement, and then plunged into darkness, from which blossomed a second flowering of that civilization, giving us the foundation of our own.

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