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    • The Modern Scholar: Odyssey of the West III: A Classic Education through the Great Books: The Medieval World

    • By: Prof. Timothy Shutt, Prof. Thomas F. Madden, Prof. Monica Brzezinski Potkay
    • Narrated by: Prof. Timothy Shutt, Prof. Thomas F. Madden, Prof. Monica Brzezinski Potkay
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Odyssey of the West I and II explored timeless works from the ancient world that shaped, and continue to shape, the culture and philosophies of life today. Part three is a richly detailed look at St. Augustine, Beowulf, St. Thomas Aquinas, Authurian legends, Dante, Gothic art, and other highlights of the period. Through the course of these lectures, it becomes apparent that the "dark" ages were in fact a time of immense achievement, and a time that richly rewards those who study its art and philosophies.

    Regular price: $49.95

    • The Modern Scholar

    • Eternal Chalice: The Grail in Literature and Legend
    • By: Monica Potkay
    • Narrated by: Monica Potkay
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the many different ways writers of fiction and nonfiction have imagined, and reimagined, the object known as the Grail. We'll look at how the Grail was invented as a powerful literary symbol in the late 12th and early 13th centuries by a group of medieval romancers who celebrated the Grail as a symbol of perfection. At times, this perfection was social, and the Grail functioned as a symbol of the perfect knight or of the ideal chivalric society.

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    • Interesting Search for the Holy Grail

    • By Carole T. on 09-01-12

    Regular price: $49.95

    • The Modern Scholar

    • The Bible and the Roots of Western Literature
    • By: Prof. Adam Potkay, Prof. Monica Brezinski Potkay
    • Narrated by: Adam Potkay
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The goal of this audio course is to provide listeners with a literary and historical overview of the Bible, from its opening in Genesis to its ending in the Book of Revelation, and also with a sense of some of the ways in which the Bible has influenced the literary traditions of the West. We'll be exploring key scenes, stories, forms, and books of the Bible through the methods of literary and cultural analysis.

    Regular price: $49.95