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Join award-winning historian Christopher Bellitto on this gripping journey through centuries of Greek history.

Ancient Greece was one of the most fertile civilizations in history, and its influence on Western philosophy, theology, and civilization is undeniable. Now, you can discover the fascinating legacy of ancient Greece through entertaining and enlightening lectures.

With Prof. Bellitto, you will gain a deeper understanding of what made ancient Greece so unique: its polis and democracy, its great battles and personalities, its soaring artistic and literary achievements. You'll also explore dark corners of this civilization, such as its treatment of women and slaves. You will travel from the walls of Troy to the theatres of Athens, from the Delphic oracle to the Spartans' stand at Thermopylae, from Socrates' trial and Alexander the Great's long journeys to the moment where Rome conquered Greece.

You'll begin by asking where 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 millennia of history.

Join Prof. Bellitto on this fascinating journey today.

Ancient Greece 101: Greek History, Myth, and Civilization Christopher Bellitto

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Join award-winning historian Christopher Bellitto on this gripping journey through centuries of Greek history.

Ancient Greece was one of the most fertile civilizations in history, and its influence on Western philosophy, theology, and civilization is undeniable. Now, you can discover the fascinating legacy of ancient Greece through entertaining and enlightening lectures.

With Prof. Bellitto, you will gain a deeper understanding of what made ancient Greece so unique: its polis and democracy, its great battles and personalities, its soaring artistic and literary achievements. You'll also explore dark corners of this civilization, such as its treatment of women and slaves. You will travel from the walls of Troy to the theatres of Athens, from the Delphic oracle to the Spartans' stand at Thermopylae, from Socrates' trial and Alexander the Great's long journeys to the moment where Rome conquered Greece.

You'll begin by asking where 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 millennia of history.

Join Prof. Bellitto on this fascinating journey today.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Rome Conquers Greece, but Greece Conquers Rome

    Rome Conquers Greece, but Greece Conquers Rome

    Episode 12 of the 12-part podcast Ancient Greece 101.

    Alexander the Great: Myth and Reality

    Alexander the Great: Myth and Reality

    Episode 11 of the 12-part podcast Ancient Greece 101.

    Philosophy and the State: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle

    Philosophy and the State: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle

    Episode 10 of the 12-part podcast Ancient Greece 101.

    Social Criticism: Women, Slavery, and the Theatre

    Social Criticism: Women, Slavery, and the Theatre

    Episode 9 of the 12-part podcast Ancient Greece 101.

    Sparta vs. Athens: Thucydides and the Battle Royale

    Sparta vs. Athens: Thucydides and the Battle Royale

    Episode 8 of the 12-part podcast Ancient Greece 101.

    Golden Age of Athens: Pericles and the Parthenon

    Golden Age of Athens: Pericles and the Parthenon

    Episode 7 of the 12-part podcast Ancient Greece 101.

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