Ancient Greece

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Ancient Greece

  • Associate Professor of History, Kean University
12 Lectures (4 DVDs or 5 CDs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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To understand Christian history and Western Civilization, one must understand Greek history.

All four gospels were composed in Greek. The empire Alexander conquered and the culture his followers conveyed became the Roman territories in which Christianity first spread. Ancient Greek philosophers, particularly Aristotle, bequeathed to Christian theology a framework and method that profoundly shaped our faith down through the ages.

Now, you are invited to join award-winning historian Christopher Bellitto on this gripping journey through centuries of Greek history.

Ancient Greece is one of the most vital topics in history, and its influence is undeniable on Western philosophy, theology, and civilization. However, we often talk about ancient Greece and without really being able to place it in place, time, and context. Now, you can discover the fascinating legacy of ancient Greece through entertaining and enlightening lectures.

You’ll begin by exploring how ancient Greece fits on a broad canvas of world history, geography, and chronology viewed from a wide-angle lens. You will move forward in time, stopping often to explore closely important moments, topics, and themes. You will cover the most essential events in ancient Greece as you travel through centuries of history. Along the way, you will gain a level of understanding that will help you better understand the factors that so influenced our theology, democracy, and civilization.

You don’t want to miss this essential and expertly taught course.

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Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide.
2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guide by simply entering this URL into your browser.
3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • Where in World History Is Ancient Greece?
  • Religion and Mythology
  • The Trojan War: Myth and Reality
  • The Archaic Age: Building Greek Culture
  • Sparta and Athens: Two Ways of Being Greek
  • Persian Wars: Herodotus and the Eastern Challenge
  • Golden Age of Athens: Pericles and the Parthenon
  • Sparta vs. Athens: Thucydides and the Battle Royale
  • Social Criticism: Women, Slavery, and the Theatre
  • Philosophy and the State: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
  • Alexander the Great: Myth and Reality
  • Rome Conquers Greece, but Greece Conquers Rome
About Your Presenter

Dr. Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D., is an award-winning historian and Professor of History at Kean University in New Jersey. He received a Ph.D. in History from Fordham University. He is the author of ten books and the co-editor of six others; his writing has been honored by the American Catholic Historical Association and the Catholic Press Association. A frequent public speaker and media commentator on Church history and contemporary Catholicism, he has appeared on the History and Travel channels, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and other radio and television stations. He has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant and is on the Fulbright Specialist Roster.

Dr. Bellitto’s books include Ageless Wisdom: Lifetime Lessons from the Bible (Paulist Press, 2016), 101 Questions and Answers on Popes and the Papacy (Paulist Press, 2008), The Living Church and Church History 101 (Liguori Publications, 2011, 2008), and the companion volumes Renewing Christianity: A History of Church Reform from Day One to Vatican II and The General Councils: A History of the 21 Church Councils from Nicaea to Vatican II (Paulist Press,...

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History as taught by the gifted,funny,interesting teacher that can bring a subject to life. Review by Mark S. Salerno,Madison,Wi USA (Posted on 4/9/2017)
Professor Bellitto is easy to listen to and has a wealth of historical knowledge.
Professor Bellitto's course is an excellent short survey on Ancient Greece. Nearly all the high points have been addressed. It is a short secular course and the influence of Greek philosophy on Catholic theology is not mentioned. I am sure that could be a course in itself. Professor Bellitto is easy to listen to and has a wealth of historical knowledge. Who would have thought that Sparta was the home of the most liberated women and the best constitution in ancient Greece? As always, wait until it goes on sale but know your money will be well spent. Review by Tim (Posted on 9/3/2015)
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