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    • Classical Mythology: The Greeks

    • The Modern Scholar
    • By: Professor Peter Meineck
    • Narrated by: Peter Meineck
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
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    Through the study of these time-honored myths, the Greek heroes and gods - including Heracles, Zeus, Achilles, Athena, Aphrodite, and others - leap from the page in all their glorious splendor. The following lectures are not only an entertaining guide to Greek mythology, but a fascinating look into the culture and time that produced these eternal tales.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Billy Barker on 04-17-10

    Regular price: $49.94

    • The Modern Scholar: Greek Drama: Tragedy and Comedy

    • By: Peter Meineck
    • Narrated by: Peter Meineck
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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    This course will examine the social, historical, and political context of ancient Greek drama and equip listeners with a set of critical analytical tools for developing their own appreciation of this vitally important genre. The course will focus on the four extant playwrights, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes, and examine each of their plays closely.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding.

    • By entropent on 03-03-09

    Regular price: $49.95

    • The Modern Scholar

    • Classical Mythology: The Romans
    • By: Professor Peter Meineck
    • Narrated by: Professor Peter Meineck
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 54
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    Rome grew from a tiny community of small hill villages near the River Tiber in central Italy to one of the most powerful empires the world has seen. The Romans themselves believed that their great city was founded in the middle of the eighth century BCE. By the middle of the second century CE, Rome had a population of 1.5 million; Alexandria, in Egypt, 500,000; and Londinium, in Briton, 30,000.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Worthwhile!

    • By Pierre Gauthier on 01-03-13

    Regular price: $49.95

    • The Modern Scholar: Odyssey of the West I: A Classic Education through the Great Books: Hebrews and Greeks

    • By: Prof. Timothy Shutt, Prof. Eric H. Cline, Prof. Kim J. Hartswick, and others
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy B. Shutt, Professor Eric H. Cline, Professor Kim J. Hartswick, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 111
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    The lectures address-in chronological sequence-a series of major works that have shaped the ongoing development of Western thought both in their own right and in cultural dialogue with other traditions. In the process, the course engages many of the most perennial and far-reaching questions that we face in our daily lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Chapter Divisions ARE Present

    • By Rand on 09-01-10

    Regular price: $49.95