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Herodias Has John the Baptist Beheaded

Lecture no. 2 from the course: Warriors, Queens and Intellectuals: 36 Great Women Before 1400

Herodias Has John the Baptist Beheaded

Taught by Professor Joyce E. Salisbury | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Writers and artists have long portrayed the death of John the Baptist as the whim of the young femme fatale Salome, but the truth is much more complicated. Discover the story of Salome’s mother, the ambitious Herodias, an influential Judean woman whose hunger for power and recognition ultimately left her exiled and forgotten.

36 Lectures

1
Image of Julia Disobeys Emperor Augustus
Julia Disobeys Emperor Augustus
0 of 33 min
2
Image of Herodias Has John the Baptist Beheaded
Herodias Has John the Baptist Beheaded
0 of 28 min
3
Image of The Trung Sisters of Vietnam Fight the Han
The Trung Sisters of Vietnam Fight the Han
0 of 30 min
4
Image of Boudicca Attacks the Romans
Boudicca Attacks the Romans
0 of 30 min
5
Image of Poppaea Helps Nero Persecute Christians
Poppaea Helps Nero Persecute Christians
0 of 29 min
6
Image of Plotina Advises Emperor Trajan
Plotina Advises Emperor Trajan
0 of 30 min
7
Image of Perpetua Is Martyred in the Arena
Perpetua Is Martyred in the Arena
0 of 29 min
8
Image of Julia Maesa Controls an Unusual Emperor
Julia Maesa Controls an Unusual Emperor
0 of 29 min
9
Image of Zenobia Battles the Roman Legions
Zenobia Battles the Roman Legions
0 of 28 min
10
Image of Helena Brings Christianity Down to Earth
Helena Brings Christianity Down to Earth
0 of 28 min
11
Image of Galla Placidia Supports the Visigoths
Galla Placidia Supports the Visigoths
0 of 32 min
12
Image of Hypatia Dies for Intellectual Freedom
Hypatia Dies for Intellectual Freedom
0 of 30 min
13
Image of Pulcheria Defends the Virgin Mary
Pulcheria Defends the Virgin Mary
0 of 31 min
14
Image of Theodora Rises from Dancer to Empress
Theodora Rises from Dancer to Empress
0 of 30 min
15
Image of Radegund Founds a Convent
Radegund Founds a Convent
0 of 28 min
16
Image of Aisha Helps Shape Islam
Aisha Helps Shape Islam
0 of 28 min
17
Image of Wu Zetian Rules China
Wu Zetian Rules China
0 of 32 min
18
Image of Kahina Defends North Africa against Muslims
Kahina Defends North Africa against Muslims
0 of 28 min
19
Image of Dhuoda Chronicles a Carolingian Life
Dhuoda Chronicles a Carolingian Life
0 of 30 min
20
Image of Elfrida Rules Anglo-Saxon England
Elfrida Rules Anglo-Saxon England
0 of 29 min
21
Image of Freydis Journeys to North America
Freydis Journeys to North America
0 of 28 min
22
Image of Lubna of Córdoba Masters Mathematics
Lubna of Córdoba Masters Mathematics
0 of 29 min
23
Image of Lady Murasaki Writes the First Novel
Lady Murasaki Writes the First Novel
0 of 29 min
24
Image of Anna Brings Christianity to Russia
Anna Brings Christianity to Russia
0 of 28 min
25
Image of Anna Comnena Writes a Byzantine History
Anna Comnena Writes a Byzantine History
0 of 29 min
26
Image of Eleanor of Aquitaine Goes on Crusade
Eleanor of Aquitaine Goes on Crusade
0 of 30 min
27
Image of Marie of Champagne Promotes Romantic Love
Marie of Champagne Promotes Romantic Love
0 of 29 min
28
Image of Heloise Embraces the New Philosophy
Heloise Embraces the New Philosophy
0 of 29 min
29
Image of Hildegard Revolutionizes Traditional Medicine
Hildegard Revolutionizes Traditional Medicine
0 of 29 min
30
Image of Razia Rules Muslim India
Razia Rules Muslim India
0 of 30 min
31
Image of Sorkhakhtani Administers a Mongol Empire
Sorkhakhtani Administers a Mongol Empire
0 of 28 min
32
Image of Licoricia Deals with the King of England
Licoricia Deals with the King of England
0 of 29 min
33
Image of Abutsu Follows the Way of Poetry
Abutsu Follows the Way of Poetry
0 of 29 min
34
Image of Brigitta Speaks to God and the Pope
Brigitta Speaks to God and the Pope
0 of 28 min
35
Image of Joan of Arc Dies for France
Joan of Arc Dies for France
0 of 31 min
36
Image of Christine of Pisan Defends Women
Christine of Pisan Defends Women
0 of 34 min

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July 23, 2019
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July 22, 2019
Excellent and engaging. A wonderful course and addition to The Great Courses collection

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