Ancient Greece 101: Greek History, Myth, and Civilization

Durata: 5 ore e 1 min
Categorie: Storia
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Join award-winning historian Christopher Bellitto on this gripping journey through centuries of Greek history.

Ancient Greece was one of the most fertile civilizations in history, and its influence on Western philosophy, theology, and civilization is undeniable. Now, you can discover the fascinating legacy of ancient Greece through entertaining and enlightening lectures.

With Prof. Bellitto, you will gain a deeper understanding of what made ancient Greece so unique: its polis and democracy, its great battles and personalities, its soaring artistic and literary achievements. You'll also explore dark corners of this civilization, such as its treatment of women and slaves. You will travel from the walls of Troy to the theatres of Athens, from the Delphic oracle to the Spartans' stand at Thermopylae, from Socrates' trial and Alexander the Great's long journeys to the moment where Rome conquered Greece.

You'll begin by asking where ancient Greece fits on a broad canvas of world history, geography, and chronology viewed from a wide-angle lens. You will move forward in time, stopping often to explore closely important moments, topics, and themes. You will cover the most essential events in ancient Greece as you travel through millennia of history.

Join Prof. Bellitto on this fascinating journey today.

This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide prepared by your professor and course producer.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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  • Kyle H Fowler
  • 20/05/2019

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Most history books just recite fact, not this one. Bellitto is able to tell a story that shifts your frame of reference. Best history class I have ever taken.

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  • Dustin Porter
  • 11/09/2018

great book, fantastic narrator

the readers flow and enthusiasm pours out of every word and will keep your interest the entire time.

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  • Tom McGowan
  • 07/03/2020

The way history should be taught

Great course. Professor Bellitto clearly has a knack for teaching. This course provides a broad overview of the Ancient Greek world and its many contributions to civilization. I appreciated the many ways in which Bellitto explained the big picture - economic, social, religious, etc. - while illustrating his points with the stories of real people. Frankly, it's a pleasure to learn when the presentation is fun. Full of good stories. I highly recommend this series.

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  • James
  • 05/07/2019

So-so narrator, shaky on several facts

For these lecture style books, I have heard worse narrators but this guys isn't great. The regular injection of "right" at the end of statements gets old. The topic is Ancient Greece. What is really annoying is that every single time he makes an analogy, it is to something in American history or geography. For example: "all great cities have ports" (he is trying to make a point about ancient Greece). To demonstrate his point, he says: think New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles because he can't think outside the U.S. What if he had tried to broaden his outlook: Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Moscow, Beijing, Mexico City. Oh wait: his statement doesn't work with a modern analogy so maybe he shouldn't have made the sweeping statement. But because he can never make any comparisons to something outside the U.S. since 1776, his views are narrow. And this is a book on ancient Greece so you would think he might have a broader view of the world. My other major problem is factual statements. I pick one that he kept repeating: Spartans were good land warriors and Athenians were good at sea. The Athenians were poor land warriors except at one single battle: Marathon. Really? He makes multiple references to Thucydides and his great work: History of the Peloponnesian War. The Athenians fought several respectable land battles reported in this book so what superior historical source is our professor using to make his assertion that ancient Athenians were so consistently bad fighting on land except at Marathon?

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  • Silvija Jarnjak
  • 25/08/2019

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Excellent, including narrator and way he approached the topic. Strongly recommend to start with exploring Greek history!