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    • Odyssey of the West VI

    • A Classic Education through the Great Books: The Twentieth Century
    • By: Prof. Timothy B. Shutt, Prof. Katherine L. Elkins, Prof. Joel F. Richeimer
    • Narrated by: Prof. Timothy B. Shutt, Prof. Katherine L. Elkins, Prof. Joel F. Richeimer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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    A fitting capstone for this comprehensive series, this sixth and final installment imparts a learned understanding of the forces that shaped - and continue to shape - Western culture.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Modern Scholar

    • Monsters, Gods, and Heroes: Approaching the Epic in Literature
    • By: Prof. Timothy Shutt
    • Narrated by: Timothy Shutt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4 out of 5 stars 37

    From the time of Homer himself in about 750 BCE - the epic has been the most highly regarded of literary genres. It is rivaled only by tragedy, which arose a bit more than two centuries later, as the most respected, the most influential, and, from a slightly different vantage point, the most prestigious mode of addressing the human condition in literary terms. The major epics are the big boys, the works that, from the very outset, everyone had heard of and everyone knew, at least by reputation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful even if you've read the books

    • By amar on 06-15-12

    Regular price: $49.95

    • A History of Ancient Sparta

    • Valor, Virtue, and Devotion in the Greek Golden Age
    • By: Prof. Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Prof. Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 96
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    A born teacher and lecturer, Professor Timothy B. Shutt examines the history and culture of ancient Sparta, a society renowned for military excellence and adherence to the values of courage, discipline, duty, and the overcoming of fear. Vastly outnumbered at the Battle of Thermopylae, the Spartan "300" held off an overwhelming Persian force before finally succumbing - but not without inflicting massive casualties and inspiring the rest of the Greeks with the notion that they could persevere.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • OK for a beginner

    • By Dale on 11-11-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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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      4 out of 5 stars 60
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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

    • The Modern Scholar: Odyssey of the West IV: A Classic Education through the Great Books: Towards Enlightenment

    • By: Prof. Timothy Shutt, Prof. Fred E. Baumann, Prof. Thomas F. Madden
    • Narrated by: Prof. Timothy Shutt, Prof. Fred E. Baumann, Prof. Thomas F. Madden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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    The Odyssey of the West series addresses in chronological sequence the works that have shaped the ongoing development of Western thought both in its own right and in cultural dialogue with other traditions. Part four provides a close look at the period from the Renaissance to the Scientific Revolution and into the early Enlightenment. These lectures take in the immense variety and singular achievements that have helped mold our present societies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's a clear review of European history,.

    • By Tim Regan on 08-04-17

    Regular price: $49.95

    • The Modern Scholar: Odyssey of the West II: A Classic Education through the Great Books: From Athens to Rome and the Gospels

    • By: Prof. Timothy Shutt, Prof. Kim J. Hartswick, Prof. Joel F. Richeimer, and others
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy B. Shutt, Professor Kim J. Hartswick, Professor Joel F. Richeimer, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
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      4 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 33

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad

    • By Alberto Dominguez on 07-29-11

    Regular price: $49.95

    • 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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      4 out of 5 stars 51
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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