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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 4,486
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,077
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,042

    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 Poor Roman

    • By: Robert Garland
    • Narrated by: Robert Garland
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Being A Rich Roman

    • By: Robert Garland
    • Narrated by: Robert Garland
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages

    • By: The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Professor Robert Garland PhD University College London
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Roughly 2,500 years ago, the Athenian people established a radical democracy in which power derived from the votes of everyday citizens. At a time when local governments ranged from oligarchy to tyranny, the elite classes of Athens gradually ceded power to the inexperienced masses, whose votes served as referendums for everything from taxation to war to welfare. The sequence of events that led to this development is astonishing, and the society that flourished under Athenian democracy is one of the greatest - even if greatly flawed - achievements in world history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A vote for Prof. Garland

    • By Mark on 05-26-18

    Regular price: $34.95

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

    • By: Robert Garland, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert Garland
    • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 494
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 447

    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 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090

    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