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9. Sparta (cont.)

) - In this lecture, Professor Donald Kagan explores the development and character of Sparta. He points out that in Sparta, the ethos of the polis was present to an extraordinary degree.

5. The Rise of the Polis (cont.) - YouTube

Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV In this lecture, Professor Donald Kagan tells the story of the emergence of the polis from the Dark Ages.

Introduction to Ancient Greek History with Donald Kagan - YouTube (maybe this will go more smoothly than my college class...)

Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV In this lecture, Professor Donald Kagan explores the rise, fall, and significance of tyrannies in the Greek .

Greece - 4. The Rise of the Polis - In this lecture, Professor Donald Kagan offers a sketch of the Greek heroic code of ethics. He shows that in this community, arête (manly virtue) and honor are extremely important and even worth dying for, as the case of Achilles makes clear. In addition, Professor Kagan shows how this society eventually produced a new phenomenon, the rise of the polis. The discussion ends with a strong emphasis on the importance of the polis in Greek history.  Length…

Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV In this lecture, Professor Donald Kagan offers a sketch of the Greek heroic code of ethics.

How the Greek Agora Changed the World

How the Greek Agora Changed the World

How the Greek Agora Changed the World – Article by Heather Whipps, Live Science. It was the heart of the city – where ordinary citizens bought and sold goods, politics were discussed and ideas were passed among great minds like Aristotle and Plato.

The Dark Ages Pt. 2: The Homeric Question - In this lecture, Professor Kagan addresses what scholars call the Homeric question. He asks: what society does Homer's poems describe? He argues that in view of the long oral transmission of the poems, the poems of Homer probably reflect various ages from the Mycenaean world to the Dark Ages. More importantly, close scrutiny of the poems will yield historical information for the historian. Subject: Ancient Greece, Homer.  Length: 1:12:30.

Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV In this lecture, Professor Kagan addresses what scholars call the Homeric question. He asks: what society do.

Greece - 13. The Athenian Empire - In this lecture, Professor Kagan traces the development and the power of the Persian empire. He also shows how the Persian empire and the Greek world eventually came into conflict through a few incidents concerning Ionian Greeks in Asia Minor, which eventually turned into the Persian Wars. Professor Kagan ends this lecture with a description of the events of the battle of Marathon in which the Athenians defeated the Persians. Length: 1:20:35

Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV In this lecture, Professor Kagan traces the development and the power of the Persian empire.

Greece - 17. The Peloponnesian War, Part I - In this lecture, Professor Kagan describes the events that lead up the Peloponnesian War. He argues that the rise of Athenian power and the concomitant challenge to Spartan dominance pointed to potential conflict. However, Professor Kagan also points out that there were many people who did not want war and that therefore war was not inevitable. Length: 1:14:17

Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV In this lecture, Professor Kagan describes the events that lead up the Peloponnesian War. He argues that the.

Week 2 - Queen in royal tomb of Ur

Much of what we know of the people and cultures of early Mesopotamia comes from the material uncovered in the Royal Cemetery at Ur by Sir Leonard Woolley in .

Temple and Tomb: Prehistoric Malta, 3600 - 2500 BCE - Located between southern Italy and the northern coast of Africa, the Maltese archipelago was home to an astonishing and artistically rich prehistoric culture. Length: 4:19

Temple and Tomb: Prehistoric Malta, 3600 - 2500 BCE - Located between southern Italy and the northern coast of Africa, the Maltese archipelago was home to an astonishing and artistically rich prehistoric culture.

7. The Greek "Renaissance" - Colonization and Tyranny (cont.) - YouTube

Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV In this lecture, Professor Donald Kagan explores the rise of Greek colonies. He argues that the rise of new .

Greece - 11. The Rise of Athens (cont.) -In this lecture, Professor Kagan traces the development of Athens. He argues that Athens, like other poleis, undergoes political and social turmoil due to the rise of the hoplite farmer. This unrest is first seen in the attempted coup d'état of Cylon and the Law of Draco. Professor Kagan also points out that in response to these developments, Solon was made sole archon of Athens to establish peace in a time of unrest.  Length: 1:13:11

Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV In this lecture, Professor Kagan traces the development of Athens. He argues that Athens, like other poleis,.

10. The Rise of Athens  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymChptV_Io0

Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV In this lecture, Professor Kagan finishes up his description of the Spartan constitution. He argues that Spa.

Greece - 16. Athenian Democracy (cont.) - In this lecture, Professor Kagan continues to discuss the constitution of Athens. In particular, he explores the judicial workings of Athens. He describes in detail the effort of the Athenians to create a system of justice that would not only minimize tampering, in order to insure justice, but also maximize citizen participation. Length: 1:13:16

Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV In this lecture, Professor Kagan continues to discuss the constitution of Athens. In particular, he explores.

Thermopylae: The Battle for Europe? - Dr. Jeremy McInerny, Professor of Classical Studies, examines the tactics and strategy of the Battle of Thermopylae (in present-day Greece) in 480 BCE. Why was the battle fought at this location and was it, as it is often portrayed, a turning point in the confrontation of East and West? Subjects: History, Ancient Greece, The Persian Wars.  Length: 53:23.

Jeremy McInerny, Professor of Classical Studies, examines the tactics and strategy of the Battle of Thermopylae (in present-day Greece) in 480 BCE.

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