Lecture no. 1 from the course: Famous Greeks
Taught by Professor J. Rufus Fears | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Theseus, legendary founder of Athens, traveled to the far corners of the Greek world doing great deeds, and at home he created the prototypes of Athens's key institutions. Athenians' beliefs about Theseus, like Americans about George Washington, set a standard for judging leaders.