Originally posted by normbenign
Marvelous lecture, such great detail.
This is sort of a bump but also a question: Have you seen any of the subsequent 18 parts? If so, what do you think?
I also recommend his "Famous Greeks" but they don't seem to be free anywhere. In his chapter on Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian War, he convincingly posits that the plays The Trojan Women and Lysistrata were not antiwar when interpreted by the values of the day and are only seen that way in our time. Instead these plays were entirely prowar.
by J. Rufus Fears
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High quality, university level teaching.
Course Lecture Titles - (24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture)
2. Achilles and Agamemnon
13. Anaxagoras, Phidias, and Aspasia
18. Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian War
19. Lysander and Socrates
20. The Trial of Socrates
21. Xenophon, Plato and Philip
22. Alexander the Great