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    • Spartan Warfare

    • By: Gregory S. Aldrete
    • Narrated by: Gregory S. Aldrete
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Experience what it was like to be raised a Spartan man or woman, the changes in military tactics and equipment that made their armies so feared, and the tragic flaw that guaranteed that this Greek city-state's power, no matter how widespread or intimidating, could not endure.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Spartan Topic, Spartan Lecture

    • By John on 05-06-18

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Roman Emperors - Good, Bad, and Crazy

    • By: Gregory S. Aldrete
    • Narrated by: Gregory S. Aldrete
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Follow the fortunes of the empire during the two centuries following Augustus and Tiberius, which included not only some of Rome's wisest and most conscientious emperors, like Trajan and Marcus Aurelius, but also some of its most notorious and deranged tyrants, like Caligula and Nero.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • History's Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach

    • By: The Great Courses, Gregory S. Aldrete
    • Narrated by: Gregory S. Aldrete
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,773
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,584

    Military history often highlights successes and suggests a sense of inevitability about victory, but there is so much that can be gleaned from considering failures. Study these crucibles of history to gain a better understanding of why a civilization took - or didn't take - a particular path.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hindsight Bias?

    • By Charles Grayson on 07-11-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Rise of Rome

    • By: The Great Courses, Gregory S. Aldrete
    • Narrated by: Gregory S. Aldrete
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 232

    The Roman Republic is one of the most breathtaking civilizations in world history. Between roughly 500 BCE to the turn of the millennium, a modest city-state developed an innovative system of government and expanded into far-flung territories across Europe, Northern Africa, and the Middle East. This powerful civilization inspired America's founding fathers, gifted us a blueprint for amazing engineering innovations, left a vital trove of myths, and has inspired the human imagination for 2,000 years.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very good, but doesn't stand out

    • By Christopher on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $34.95

    • History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective

    • By: Gregory S. Aldrete, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Gregory S. Aldrete
    • Length: 24 hrs and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 991
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 882
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 877

    The ancient world has cast a long shadow, influencing our customs and religious beliefs, our laws, and the form of our governments. It has taught us when and how we make war or pursue peace. It has shaped the buildings we live and work in and the art we hang on our walls. It has given us the calendar that organizes our year and has left its mark on the games we play.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding - Informative AND Entertaining

    • By Matt on 11-20-13

    Regular price: $52.95

    • The Decisive Battles of World History

    • By: The Great Courses, Gregory S. Aldrete
    • Narrated by: Gregory S. Aldrete
    • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045

    Throughout history, military engagements have altered the course of historical events. In these 36 dynamic lectures, Professor Aldrete leads you in discovering the military conflicts that have had the greatest impact in shifting the direction of events and defining our world. Across 4,000 years of history, you'll explore nearly 40 key military engagements, from the milestone battles of Western civilization to their counterparts in the Middle East, India, and Asia.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Course- Needs Battle Maps

    • By IRP on 05-23-14

    Regular price: $41.95