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    • Plato's Republic

    • By: The Great Courses, David Roochnik
    • Narrated by: Professor David Roochnik Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
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    More than 2,000 years later, Plato's Republic remains astonishingly relevant to our everyday lives. It poses one question after another that might well have been drawn from the headlines and debates of our nation's recent history: What sort of person should rule the state? Are all citizens equal before the law? Should everyone have equal access to health care? Plato's greater inquiry, however, was into the question of defining justice itself and the reasons why a person would choose a life aligned with that virtue.

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    • Simply Excellent

    • By Ronald on 03-14-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • An Introduction to Greek Philosophy

    • By: David Roochnik, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: David Roochnik
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
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    More than 2,500 years later, the fundamental questions asked by the ancient Greeks continue to challenge, fascinate, and instruct us. Is reality stable and permanent or is it always changing? Are ethical values like justice and courage relative? What is justice? What is happiness? How shall we best live our lives?In this series of 24 lectures, Professor Roochnik invites you to join this eternal discussion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Prof. Roochnik is a ROCK STAR!

    • By A. M. on 08-23-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Joy of Ancient History

    • By: The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman, Bob Brier, and others
    • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman, Bob Brier, Craig G. Benjamin, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
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    For years, The Great Courses has taken lifelong learners on stirring explorations of our ancient roots; ones that bring you face to face with what history means, and how we use it to understand both the past and the present. So where's the best place to start? Right here with this eclectic and insightful collection of 36 lectures curated from our most popular ancient history courses.

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    • Ancient World Greatest Hits Playlist

    • By Emily on 06-10-14

    Regular price: $41.95