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History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective

Look at world history through the lens of religion, philosophy, the visual arts, literature, and more—led by a brilliant lecturer/scholar.

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48 Lectures

1
Image of Cities, Civilizations, and Sources
Cities, Civilizations, and Sources
0 of 33 min
2
Image of From Out of the Mesopotamian Mud
From Out of the Mesopotamian Mud
0 of 34 min
3
Image of Cultures of the Ancient Near East
Cultures of the Ancient Near East
0 of 29 min
4
Image of Ancient Egypt—The Gift of the Nile
Ancient Egypt—The Gift of the Nile
0 of 30 min
5
Image of Pharaohs, Tombs, and Gods
Pharaohs, Tombs, and Gods
0 of 29 min
6
Image of The Lost Civilization of the Indus Valley
The Lost Civilization of the Indus Valley
0 of 30 min
7
Image of The Vedic Age of Ancient India
The Vedic Age of Ancient India
0 of 30 min
8
Image of Mystery Cultures of Early Greece
Mystery Cultures of Early Greece
0 of 30 min
9
Image of Homer and Indian Poetry
Homer and Indian Poetry
0 of 30 min
10
Image of Athens and Experiments in Democracy
Athens and Experiments in Democracy
0 of 32 min
11
Image of Hoplite Warfare and Sparta
Hoplite Warfare and Sparta
0 of 31 min
12
Image of Civilization Dawns in China—Shang and Zhou
Civilization Dawns in China—Shang and Zhou
0 of 29 min
13
Image of Confucius and the Greek Philosophers
Confucius and the Greek Philosophers
0 of 32 min
14
Image of Mystics, Buddhists, and Zoroastrians
Mystics, Buddhists, and Zoroastrians
0 of 33 min
15
Image of Persians and Greeks
Persians and Greeks
0 of 29 min
16
Image of Greek Art and Architecture
Greek Art and Architecture
0 of 30 min
17
Image of Greek Tragedy and the Sophists
Greek Tragedy and the Sophists
0 of 30 min
18
Image of The Peloponnesian War and the Trial of Socrates
The Peloponnesian War and the Trial of Socrates
0 of 29 min
19
Image of Philip of Macedon—Architect of Empire
Philip of Macedon—Architect of Empire
0 of 28 min
20
Image of Alexander the Great Goes East
Alexander the Great Goes East
0 of 30 min
21
Image of Unifiers of India—Chandragupta and Asoka
Unifiers of India—Chandragupta and Asoka
0 of 30 min
22
Image of Shi Huangdi—First Emperor of China
Shi Huangdi—First Emperor of China
0 of 33 min
23
Image of Earliest Historians of Greece and China
Earliest Historians of Greece and China
0 of 31 min
24
Image of The Hellenistic World
The Hellenistic World
0 of 31 min
25
Image of The Great Empire of the Han Dynasty
The Great Empire of the Han Dynasty
0 of 30 min
26
Image of People of the Toga—Etruscans, Early Rome
People of the Toga—Etruscans, Early Rome
0 of 31 min
27
Image of The Crucible—Punic Wars, Roman Imperialism
The Crucible—Punic Wars, Roman Imperialism
0 of 31 min
28
Image of The Death of the Roman Republic
The Death of the Roman Republic
0 of 30 min
29
Image of Augustus—Creator of the Roman Empire
Augustus—Creator of the Roman Empire
0 of 31 min
30
Image of Roman Emperors—Good, Bad, and Crazy
Roman Emperors—Good, Bad, and Crazy
0 of 28 min
31
Image of Han and Roman Empires Compared—Geography
Han and Roman Empires Compared—Geography
0 of 29 min
32
Image of Han and Roman Empires Compared—Government
Han and Roman Empires Compared—Government
0 of 30 min
33
Image of Han and Roman Empires Compared—Problems
Han and Roman Empires Compared—Problems
0 of 29 min
34
Image of Early Americas—Resources and Olmecs
Early Americas—Resources and Olmecs
0 of 29 min
35
Image of Pots and Pyramids—Moche and Teotihuacán
Pots and Pyramids—Moche and Teotihuacán
0 of 32 min
36
Image of Blood and Corn—Mayan Civilization
Blood and Corn—Mayan Civilization
0 of 32 min
37
Image of Hunter-Gatherers and Polynesians
Hunter-Gatherers and Polynesians
0 of 30 min
38
Image of The Art and Architecture of Power
The Art and Architecture of Power
0 of 29 min
39
Image of Comparative Armies—Rome, China, Maya
Comparative Armies—Rome, China, Maya
0 of 28 min
40
Image of Later Roman Empire—Crisis and Christianity
Later Roman Empire—Crisis and Christianity
0 of 31 min
41
Image of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire?
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire?
0 of 28 min
42
Image of The Byzantine Empire and the Legacy of Rome
The Byzantine Empire and the Legacy of Rome
0 of 28 min
43
Image of China from Chaos to Order under the Tang
China from Chaos to Order under the Tang
0 of 27 min
44
Image of The Golden Age of Tang Culture
The Golden Age of Tang Culture
0 of 30 min
45
Image of The Rise and Flourishing of Islam
The Rise and Flourishing of Islam
0 of 30 min
46
Image of Holy Men and Women—Monasticism and Saints
Holy Men and Women—Monasticism and Saints
0 of 27 min
47
Image of Charlemagne—Father of Europe
Charlemagne—Father of Europe
0 of 27 min
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Image of Endings, Beginnings, What Does It All Mean?
Endings, Beginnings, What Does It All Mean?
0 of 27 min

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