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    • Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age

    • By: Jeremy McInerney, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Jeremy McInerney
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
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    This series of 24 lectures examines a crucial period in the history of the ancient world, the age ushered in by the extraordinary conquests of Alexander the Great. In all the annals of the ancient world, few stories are more gripping than those from this era. In the opening lectures, you'll explore the enigma of Alexander, son of a brilliant father, yet always at odds with the man whom he succeeded. Just as important to these lectures are the in-depth discussions of the bounties of Hellenistic culture, which contributed landmark ideas in everything from philosophy, art and architecture, and religion.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Overview of Alexander and Hellenistic Empires

    • By Mike on 03-22-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Ancient Greek Civilization

    • By: Jeremy McInerney, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Jeremy McInerney PhD University of California at Berkeley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
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    Clearly, the Greeks are a source of much that we esteem in our own culture: democracy, philosophy, tragedy, epic and lyric poetry, history-writing, our aesthetic sensibilities, ideals of athletic competition, and more. But what is it about Hellenic culture that has made generations of influential scholars and writers view it as the essential starting point for understanding the art and reflection that define the West?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interpretive History, Not a Comprehensive Overview

    • By Mike on 03-07-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Age of Pericles

    • By: Jeremy McInerney, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Jeremy McInerney
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The career of Pericles, the leading Athenian politician and general from c. 450 to 429 B.C., is a prism through which to view the "Golden Age" of Greece, a brief but remarkable era when Athens experienced a cultural flowering of extraordinary power and importance for Western culture. These 24 stimulating lectures present a well-rounded portrait of almost every aspect of Athenian life during the Golden Age.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unflinching look at the Golden Age of Athens

    • By Sean on 09-15-14

    Regular price: $34.95