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    • The Modern Scholar: The Iliad and The Odyssey of Homer

    • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
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    One of the Modern Scholar’s most popular professors, Timothy B. Shutt, brings his literary acumen and trademark enthusiasm to the study of the epic poems that sit at the very wellspring of Western culture. The earliest surviving works of Greek literature, Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey exert a continuing influence on modern culture, even today shaping people’s values and conduct. In the tales of Achilles and Hector, of Odysseus and Penelope, Homer explored the notion of arête, which translates as "excellence" or "virtue".

    Regular price: $49.95

    • The Modern Scholar: High Seas, High Stakes: Naval Battles That Changed History

    • By: Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
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    Naval battles have long captured the popular imagination, from confrontations between Athens and Sparta in the ancient world to the epic conflicts that took place during the World Wars and beyond. In this riveting series of lectures, Professor Timothy B. Shutt of Kenyon College explores the naval battles that have helped to establish empires and have changed history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I Agree with Chris and Matthew...to a Point

    • By John on 03-20-13

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    • The Modern Scholar

    • Dante and His Divine Comedy: The Modern Scholar
    • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kenyon College professor Dr. Timothy B. Shutt examines Dante's greatest work, The Divine Comedy, both in terms of its autobiographical elements and its allegorical meaning for the human race.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Tour de Force on a Tour de Force

    • By John on 05-19-14

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    • 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
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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

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    • 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
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad

    • By Alberto Dominguez on 07-29-11

    Regular price: $49.95

    • The Modern Scholar: Lore of the Stars

    • The Mythological Narrative of the Night Sky
    • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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    One of Kenyon College’s most honored professors, Timothy B. Shutt is widely renowned as a gifted polymath and lecturer. The night sky was the ancient world’s cinema, and storytellers have used this panorama to weave fascinating tales since the earliest days of mankind. This captivating series of lectures explores the mythological sagas found in the night sky and the history behind the names of the great constellations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intro to the Mythology

    • By Jeffrey L. Smith, PE on 07-07-14

    Regular price: $49.94

    • The Modern Scholar: Celts and Germans

    • The Enduring Heritage of the European Northlands
    • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
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    One of the Modern Scholar's most popular lecturers, Professor Timothy B. Shutt of Kenyon College examines the contributions of the peoples of northern Europe through their vibrant literary legacy. As Professor Shutt's textual analysis reveals, Celtic and Germanic values shine through these works, exhibiting such characteristics as courage, self-control, and respect for women. As listeners will find, the legacy of the European Northlands formed a cultural pattern that continues to this day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Source of Information and Engaging Lecturer

    • By Kate on 03-23-17

    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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    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Can't get enough

    • By Adam Brown on 03-16-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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: Moby Dick

    • America's Epic
    • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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    American writers have long sought to compose "the great American novel", or "America's epic", Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby have been advanced as plausible contenders for the title, but no work can mount a more substantial claim than Herman Melville's Moby Dick, or The Whale.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Some parts are good

    • By Sophie on 03-18-15

    Regular price: $49.95

    • The Modern Scholar

    • Take Me Out to the Ballgame: A History of Baseball in America
    • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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    Baseball has been celebrated as "America's National Pastime" for more than one hundred and fifty years, and recalls what seems to be a more innocent age - long summer afternoons and sandlot ball, fresh rural air and brownstone stoops. This course, presented by Kenyon College professor Dr. Timothy B. Shutt, is a celebration of baseball's rich past and of a game stronger than ever.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Probably good.

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-15-10

    Regular price: $49.95

    • The Modern Scholar: Dickens and Twain

    • Capturing 19th Century Britain and America
    • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    Few writers are more often read, and better loved, than Charles Dickens and Samuel Langhorne Clemens - Mark Twain. Many of the characters populating their novels have become household words, cultural landmarks in their own right - Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, David Copperfield and Oliver Twist. It is as if we have known them life-long. In this course we take a look at the lives and works of both authors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a tale of two authors... deftly told

    • By Terry K on 05-11-17

    Regular price: $49.94