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Famous Greeks


TTC - Famous Greeks
24 lectures of 30 minutes - 155 Mb - MP3
by J. Rufus Fears

From the heroes of the Trojan War to Alexander the Great and Cleopatra, he ushers you into the lives, achievements, and influence of the figures who made Greek history:

* Great warriors, including Achilles, Agamemnon, Hector, Odysseus, and Alexander the Great
* Masterful statesmen, including Lycurgus, Solon, and Philip of Macedonia
* Profound thinkers, including Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
* Enduring artists and writers, including Homer, Herodotus, Sophocles, Thucydides, and Plutarch.

His eye for human character and his shrewd judgments are informed by both a fine moral awareness and a deep knowledge of the historical context in which these famous lives were lived.

The leading thinkers, artists, and writers of classical Greece can be understood only in the context of the political events of their day.

The most important single lesson we learn from Greece is that a free nation can survive only if its citizens care, at the deepest level, about politics.

The lectures focus on the five major periods of Greek history:

  • the Trojan War
  • Archaic Greece of the 8th through the 6th centuries B.C.
  • the Persian Wars
  • the golden age of Athens in the 5th and 4th centuries B.C.
  • the age of Alexander the Great.
Course Lecture Titles
1. Theseus
2. Achilles and Agamemnon
3. Hector
4. Odysseus
5. Lycurgus
6. Solon
7. Croesus
8. Xerxes
9. Leonidas
10. Themistocles
11. Pausanias
12. Pericles
13. Anaxagoras, Phidias, and Aspasia
14. Sophocles
15. Thucydides
16. Alcibiades
17. Nicias
18. Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian War
19. Lysander and Socrates
20. The Trial of Socrates
21. Xenophon, Plato and Philip
22. Alexander the Great
23. Pyrrhus
24. Cleopatra

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