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Living History: Experiencing Great Events of the Ancient and Medieval Worlds

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Overview

Explore the great moments of human history through the eyes of everyday citizens in this one-of-a-kind course.

Topics Covered:
  • 1: Ramesses II: Heartbeat of History
  • 2: Marathon: The Persians Have Landed!
  • 3: Oresteia: Judgment at the Dionysia
  • 4: Attack on Attica: Pericles's Gamble
  • 5: Socrates on Trial: For the Defense
  • 6: Conspiracy! Murder of Philip II
  • 7: Alexander the Great: Punjab Revolt
  • 8: Pyrrhus: Deadly Dreams of Empire
  • 9: India's Ashoka the Great Repents
  • 10: Hannibal: Rome Holds Its Breath
  • 11: The Final Days of Julius Caesar
  • 12: Antony and Cleopatra's Death Pact
  • 13: Jesus under Surveillance and Arrest
  • 14: Jerusalem Tinderbox: Temple in Flames
  • 15: Roman Colosseum: Blood in the Arena
  • 16: Visigoth King Alaric Descends on Rome
  • 17: Nika Riots at the Racetrack: Theodora
  • 18: The Concubine Empress: Wu Zetian
  • 19: Muhammad's Awakening and Escape
  • 20: Charles Martel Defeats the Muslims
  • 21: Culture Shock! Travels of Ibn Fadlan
  • 22: Vladimir Smashes the Idols of the Rus
  • 23: Charlemagne Saves Leo III, Rogue Pope
  • 24: Urban II Unleashes the First Crusade

Taught by

Robert Garland, Ph.D.

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