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    • 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
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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

    • 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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    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

    • Hebrews, Greeks and Romans: Foundations of Western Civilization
    • By: Timothy Shutt
    • Narrated by: Timothy Shutt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Our purpose in this course will be to examine the foundations of Western civilization in antiquity. We will look at the culture of the ancient Hebrews, of the ancient Greeks, and of the Romans, and we will likewise look at how these cultures interacted with each other, sometimes happily, sometimes not. In the process, we will focus on how the questions they addressed and the answers they found live among us and continue to shape our lives to this very day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Wild, Wild, Wild, Wild West

    • By John on 10-29-14

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • OK for a beginner

    • By Dale on 11-11-10

    Regular price: $24.49

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

    • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
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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

    Regular price: $49.95

    • 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

    • Masterpieces of Medieval Literature
    • By: Timothy Shutt
    • Narrated by: Timothy Shutt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is during the Middle Ages that modern Europe, indeed, modern Western culture as we know it, comes to be. Classical Mediterranean culture drew from the ancient Middle East, and more directly, from the Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans. The Middle Ages add the Northlands, Celts, and Germans, and ultimately, Slavs as well, to the mix.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Kind of Professor I Want My Kids to Have

    • By John on 12-07-12

    Regular price: $49.95

    • 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

    Regular price: $49.95

    • 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

    • 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

    • Odyssey of the West, Part V

    • Enlightenment, Revolution, and Renewal
    • By: Timothy Shutt
    • Narrated by: Timothy Shutt, Fred E. Baumann, Joel F. Richeimer, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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    The Odyssey of the West series continues it grand exploration of the literature, revolutionary theories, and feats of intellectual progress that have shaped-and continue to shape-the modern world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed in Birmingham

    • By Ronald on 05-03-12

    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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    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

    • 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 49
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    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

    • The Modern Scholar

    • Wars That Made the Western World: The Persian Wars, the Peloponnesian War
    • By: Timothy Shutt
    • Narrated by: Timothy Shutt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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    This course addresses three wars fought in antiquity, each of which had - even 2,000 years and more later - a decisive effect in shaping our communal sense of who we are, not only in Europe, but throughout the European cultural diaspora, in the Americas, in Oceania, and to some degree, at least, in Asia and Africa as well - wherever, in short, Western values hold.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a good overview of 3 ancient wars

    • By D. Littman on 05-25-12

    Regular price: $49.94

    • 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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    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

    • The Modern Scholar: Greek Legacy

    • Understanding the Overwhelming Contributions of the Ancient Greeks
    • By: Professor Timothy Shutt
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy Shutt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
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    Named one of the Best 300 Professors by the Princeton Review, Timothy B. Shutt has been repeatedly honored for his exceptional skills as a lecturer. In Greek Legacy, Professor Shutt explores the qualities that set the ancient Greeks apart from other ancient civilizations. The Greeks, more than any other culture, contributed to the formation of our own cultural system. These lectures show how that society developed, what it consisted of, and how it continues to impact the modern world.

    Regular price: $49.94

    • 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
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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: Giants of the British Novel, Part I

    • By: Timothy Baker Shutt
    • Narrated by: Timothy Baker Shutt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
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    Professor Shutt begins by exploring exactly what a novel is - and what it isn't - and what defines this unique literary expression. He explores both its antecedents and precursors and where exactly its place in the literary landscape can be found. He then moves on to Defoe's great work Robinson Crusoe which arguably marks the birth of the novel. Subsequent lectures explore works by powerful literary forces such as Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, and Sir Walter Scott.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As good as I'd hoped it would be

    • By Steve and/or Jodene on 11-13-15

    Regular price: $49.95

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