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    • The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World

    • By: Robert Garland, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert Garland
    • Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,042
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,592
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,558

    Look beyond the abstract dates and figures, kings and queens, and battles and wars that make up so many historical accounts. Over the course of 48 richly detailed lectures, Professor Garland covers the breadth and depth of human history from the perspective of the so-called ordinary people, from its earliest beginnings through the Middle Ages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tantalizing time trip

    • By Mark on 08-21-13

    Regular price: $52.95

    • Being A Rich Roman

    • By: Robert Garland
    • Narrated by: Robert Garland
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Now check out the lives of the rich. You’ll tour the grand house in the city and the countryside, learn about the customs of dress, food, and hygiene, and follow a rich Roman around for the day - complete with doting clients who make him seem important.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Being a Poor Roman

    • By: Robert Garland
    • Narrated by: Robert Garland
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Put yourself into the world of Rome’s plebian class. This lecture takes you to the leaky, rat-infested housing where the urban poor suffered from disease and malnutrition, and you’ll experience the threat of fire that hung over Rome in the 1st century A.D. You’ll also get a glimpse of what sustained the day-to-day life of the poor.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It will make you thankful you live here & now

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-30-18

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean

    • By: Robert Garland, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert Garland
    • Length: 18 hrs and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 537
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 488
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486

    Integrated approaches to teaching Greek and Roman history are a rarity in academia. Most scholars are historians of either Greek or Roman history and perform research solely in that specific field, an approach that author and award-winning Professor Robert Garland considers questionable.In these 36 passionate lectures, he provides and impressive and rare opportunity to understand the two dominant cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world in relation to one another-a relationship that has virtually no parallel in world history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent content with some caveats

    • By Mountain K9iner on 08-12-14

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Living History: Experiencing Great Events of the Ancient and Medieval Worlds

    • By: Robert Garland, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert Garland
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,139

    These 24 dramatic lectures examine key events from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to medieval Europe and Asia. Spanning thousands of years and three continents, this course illuminates fascinating historical dramas on the individual scale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent material, engaging presentation.

    • By Mike McGuire on 06-26-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Wandering Greeks

    • The Ancient Greek Diaspora from the Age of Homer to the Death of Alexander the Great
    • By: Robert Garland
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Most classical authors and modern historians depict the ancient Greek world as essentially stable and even static, once the so-called colonization movement came to an end. But Robert Garland argues that the Greeks were highly mobile, that their movement was essential to the survival, success, and sheer sustainability of their society, and that this wandering became a defining characteristic of their culture.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Audible, fix your lousy review framework

    • By Joshua on 06-17-14
    • The Ancient Greek Diaspora from the Age of Homer to the Death of Alexander the Great
    • By: Robert Garland
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 05-23-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95