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Ancient Literature & Mythology

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  1. Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language

    Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language

    Hans-Friedrich Mueller
    4.8 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (77)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    Ancient Greek is a language like no other. It records an astonishing array of great works in different genres, stretching across a thousand years of history. With Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language, you’ll understand why no translation can capture the expressive power of this incomparable tongue. With no prior experience required, Greek 101 gives you direct access to a remarkable heritage. These user-friendly...
  2. Iliad of Homer

    Iliad of Homer

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.8 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (135)
    Starting at £14.99 Starting at £14.99 £29.99 £14.99£29.99
    From the wrath of Achilles to the machinations of Agamemnon that led to the fall of Troy, the Iliad is one of the most compelling meditations on the human condition ever written. Take an in-depth look at Homer's epic Greek poem in The Iliad of Homer and realize why this literary masterpiece is held in such high regard. Alongside award-winning Professor Elizabeth Vandiver, examine the most important episodes in the...
  3. Odyssey of Homer

    Odyssey of Homer

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.9 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (114)
    Starting at £14.99 Starting at £14.99 £29.99 £14.99£29.99
    Take a detailed look at Homer's ancient Greek masterpiece of adventure. Professor Elizabeth Vandiver's The Odyssey of Homer focuses on timeless themes contained in the warrior Odysseus's voyage home through strange lands and encounters with gods, witches, warriors, and monsters. Explore the cultural assumptions that lie behind Homer's lines, weigh the poem's critical and interpretative issues, and come to view the...
  4. Great Mythologies of the World

    Great Mythologies of the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    3.7 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (18)
    Starting at £84.99 Starting at £84.99 £114.99 £84.99£114.99
    The deep-seated origins and wide-reaching lessons of ancient myths built the foundation for our modern legacies. Explore the mythologies of Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Learn what makes these stories so important, distinctive, and able to withstand the test of time. Discover how, despite geographical implausibilities, many myths from across the oceans share themes, morals, and archetypes.
  5. Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication

    Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.7 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (124)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    In the first centuries after Christ, there was no "official" New Testament. In fact, many Christians held beliefs that today would be considered bizarre, including the belief that Christ's death and resurrection had nothing to do with salvation. What did these "other" Scriptures say? Do they exist today? If such beliefs were once common, why do they no longer exist? These are just a few of the many provocative...
  6. Dead Sea Scrolls

    Dead Sea Scrolls

    Gary A. Rendsburg
    4.7 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (100)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Get a comprehensive, 24-lecture introduction to the unique series of archaeological documents that have irrevocably altered how we look at and understand the foundations of faith and religious practice. In The Dead Sea Scrolls, Professor Gary A. Rendsburg—a dedicated Dead Sea Scrolls scholar who has spent decades immersed in the study of this amazing find—tells you what the scrolls are and what they...
  7. Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Literature

    Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Literature

    David J. Schenker
    4.6 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (35)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Literature offers a view of literature that highlights the importance of the ancient Greeks to so much of the world that came after them, and particularly to our own way of living in and seeing that world.
  8. Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History

    Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History

    Craig R. Koester
    4.5 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (62)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    What are we to make of the book of Revelation? The Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History, by scholar and Professor Craig R. Koester, is your guide to this extraordinary work and its impact on our civilization. These 24 thought-provoking and enlightening lectures are divided into three parts: the historical and intellectual background of the Apocalypse; a close reading of the book of Revelation,...
  9. The Western Literary Canon in Context

    The Western Literary Canon in Context

    John M. Bowers
    4.5 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    Explore how some of the most influential masterpieces of literature became part of the elite catalog of books known as the Western literary canon. In The Western Literary Canon in Context, you journey from the ancient world to the 20th century and investigate the literary and historical significance of works including the Odyssey, Beowulf, Moby-Dick, War and Peace, and Ulysses. Award-winning Professor John M. Bowers...
  10. Classical Mythology

    Classical Mythology

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.7 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (155)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    From Athena to Zeus, Professor Elizabeth Vandiver leads an illuminating exploration of classical mythology and its treasure trove of unforgettable characters and stories. Classical Mythology is an introduction to the primary characters and most important stories of classical Greek and Roman mythology. Among those you will study are the accounts of the creation of the world in Hesiod's Theogony and Ovid's...
  11. Book of Genesis

    Book of Genesis

    Gary A. Rendsburg
    4.2 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (96)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    The Book of Genesis is familiar, clear, powerful, elegantly written. It is the book with which both Jews and Christians alike begin their Bible. But is it possible that our understanding of the Book of Genesis we've all grown up with isn't as complete as we'd like to believe? Its deceptively simple message hides an intricate structure and treasures of detail behind sophisticated literary devices. Professor Gary A....
  12. Biblical Wisdom Literature

    Biblical Wisdom Literature

    Joseph Koterski, S.J.
    4.1 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (51)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    In the history of wisdom literature, no tradition matches the solace and profundity found in the teachings of the Bible. In Biblical Wisdom Literature, award-winning professor Father Joseph Koterski takes you deep inside the enlightening spiritual teachings that have inspired the world. In 36 thought-provoking lectures, explore books and works such as the book of Proverbs, the book of Job, and the Song of Songs in...
  13. A Children's Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales

    A Children's Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales

    Hannah B. Harvey
    3.9 out of 5
    61% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (21)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    In The Children’s Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales, Dr. Hannah Blevins Harvey unpacks more than 60 of our most beloved stories, fables, fairy tales, and songs from around the world. Not only does she provide you with a fascinating, in-depth view into the history, context, and deeper meaning of the tales we know and love, she also treats you to dynamic, theatrical, and engaging tellings of these cherished tales.
  14. History of World Literature

    History of World Literature

    Grant L. Voth
    4.8 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £99.99 £39.99£99.99
    Whether around the campfire or between the covers of a book, the urge to express life's meaning is a human constant. Distinguished scholar Grant L. Voth guides you through the great works of literature that reflect the deep need for self-expression, in a journey that will take you from the auditoriums of Ancient Greece to the quiet study of a 19th-century New England spinster. You'll sample some of the greatest...
  15. Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition

    Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.5 out of 5
    55% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (29)
    Starting at £69.99 Starting at £69.99 £139.99 £69.99£139.99
    From Mesopotamia to Mississippi, from the anonymous writer of the Epic of Gilgamesh to William Faulkner, writing 3,600 years later, many of the greatest figures of Western culture have been its writers. This course is your guide to a rich sampling of their masterpieces, chosen, explained, and analyzed by five outstanding professors. In addition to novelists, poets, and dramatists, you will study historians,...
  16. Life Lessons from the Great Books

    Life Lessons from the Great Books

    J. Rufus Fears
    3.9 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (71)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    For every important moment in your life, there is a Great Book that can give you a unique perspective on the experience. In Life Lessons from the Great Books, master storyteller and veteran Teaching Company Professor J. Rufus Fears shows you how some of Western civilization's greatest literary masterpieces can provide you with guidance and consolation. Every book you explore in this course—from the Odyssey to...
  17. Greek Tragedy

    Greek Tragedy

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.9 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    The Greek tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides produced a group of plays whose grandeur and uncanny power are undiminished despite the passage of 2,500 years. Professor Elizabeth Vandiver's 24 engrossing lectures shed revealing light on both the context and the content of these stunning dramas from Athens's Golden Age.
  18. Life Lessons from the Great Myths

    Life Lessons from the Great Myths

    J. Rufus Fears
    3.5 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (60)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    Change the way you think about the greatest stories ever told with Life Lessons from the Great Myths by acclaimed Great Courses Professor J. Rufus Fears. A powerful work of storytelling prowess, this 36-lecture course explores individuals and events that so gripped civilizations, they transcended to the level of myth. Taking you from the battlefields of Alexander the Great to the conquests of Napoleon Bonaparte to...
  19. Herodotus: The Father of History

    Herodotus: The Father of History

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.8 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (83)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    View the ancient world through the eyes of its first historian. This course addresses the most remarkable achievement of Herodotus—his narrative account of the great Persian Wars and their causes. It considers the ways his work retains a mythical world-view and discusses his influence on later Greek historians.
  20. Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius

    Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius

    Robert Andre LaFleur
    4.5 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (27)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    With Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius, explore one of the world’s most important philosophical texts. Filled with rich historical context, detailed close readings of key passages, and stories of Confucius and his students (and critics), these 24 lectures are required learning for anyone who wants a solid grasp of Eastern philosophy—and the ways a single book can cross cultures to inspire an entire...