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Life Lessons from the Great Books

An expert storyteller and professor shows you how some of Western civilization's greatest literary masterpieces can provide guidance in your life across the gulf of time and culture.

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36 Lectures

1
Image of Seneca—
Seneca—"On Providence"
0 of 31 min
2
Image of The Gospel of John
The Gospel of John
0 of 30 min
3
Image of Boethius, Martin Luther King—Conscience
Boethius, Martin Luther King—Conscience
0 of 30 min
4
Image of Dostoevsky—The Brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky—The Brothers Karamazov
0 of 30 min
5
Image of Elie Wiesel—Night
Elie Wiesel—Night
0 of 30 min
6
Image of Schweitzer—Out of My Life and Thought
Schweitzer—Out of My Life and Thought
0 of 30 min
7
Image of Goethe—The Sufferings of Young Werther
Goethe—The Sufferings of Young Werther
0 of 30 min
8
Image of Shakespeare—Hamlet
Shakespeare—Hamlet
0 of 30 min
9
Image of Sophocles—Ajax
Sophocles—Ajax
0 of 30 min
10
Image of Plato—Epistle VII
Plato—Epistle VII
0 of 30 min
11
Image of Cicero—
Cicero—"On Old Age"
0 of 30 min
12
Image of Isaac Bashevis Singer—The Penitent
Isaac Bashevis Singer—The Penitent
0 of 30 min
13
Image of Euripides—Alcestis
Euripides—Alcestis
0 of 30 min
14
Image of Euripides—Medea
Euripides—Medea
0 of 30 min
15
Image of Von Strasburg—Tristan and Isolde
Von Strasburg—Tristan and Isolde
0 of 29 min
16
Image of Shakespeare—Antony and Cleopatra
Shakespeare—Antony and Cleopatra
0 of 30 min
17
Image of Shakespeare—Macbeth
Shakespeare—Macbeth
0 of 30 min
18
Image of Aldous Huxley—Brave New World
Aldous Huxley—Brave New World
0 of 30 min
19
Image of Homer—Odyssey
Homer—Odyssey
0 of 30 min
20
Image of Sophocles—Philoctetes
Sophocles—Philoctetes
0 of 29 min
21
Image of The Song of Roland—Chivalric Adventure
The Song of Roland—Chivalric Adventure
0 of 30 min
22
Image of Nibelungenlied—Chivalric Romance
Nibelungenlied—Chivalric Romance
0 of 30 min
23
Image of Lewis and Clark—Journals
Lewis and Clark—Journals
0 of 30 min
24
Image of T. E. Lawrence—Seven Pillars of Wisdom
T. E. Lawrence—Seven Pillars of Wisdom
0 of 30 min
25
Image of Aristophanes—Comedies
Aristophanes—Comedies
0 of 30 min
26
Image of Menander—The Grouch
Menander—The Grouch
0 of 30 min
27
Image of Machiavelli—La Mandragola
Machiavelli—La Mandragola
0 of 30 min
28
Image of Erasmus—In Praise of Folly
Erasmus—In Praise of Folly
0 of 30 min
29
Image of Thomas More—Utopia
Thomas More—Utopia
0 of 30 min
30
Image of George Orwell—Animal Farm
George Orwell—Animal Farm
0 of 30 min
31
Image of Josephus—History of the Jewish War
Josephus—History of the Jewish War
0 of 30 min
32
Image of Joseph Addison—Cato
Joseph Addison—Cato
0 of 30 min
33
Image of George Washington—Farewell Address
George Washington—Farewell Address
0 of 30 min
34
Image of Abraham Lincoln, George Patton—War
Abraham Lincoln, George Patton—War
0 of 30 min
35
Image of Theodore Roosevelt—An Autobiography
Theodore Roosevelt—An Autobiography
0 of 30 min
36
Image of The Wisdom of Great Books
The Wisdom of Great Books
0 of 32 min

Reviews

2********m
July 24, 2018
Some good information, but I have to bail on this course. Just too evangelical for me. Totally focused on Western, Judeo-Christian sources and beliefs.

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t********m
May 28, 2018
Excellent Lecturer.

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b********k
March 30, 2018
Really engaging!

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