High Seas, High Stakes Naval Battles that Changed History

Naval battles have long captured the popular imagination, from confrontations between Athens and Sparta in the ancient world to the epic conflicts that took place during the World...

Masterpieces of Medieval Literature

It is during the Middle Ages that modern Europe, indeed, modern Western culture as we know it, comes to be. Classical Mediterranean culture drew from the ancient Middle East, and...

Dante and His Divine Comedy

Dante's Divine Comedy stands very high among the greatest literary works ever written. The Commedia is about the afterlife, not just Hell, but Purgatory and Heaven, too. Dante's...

A History of Ancient Sparta Valor, Virtue, and Devotion in the Greek Golden Age

Professor Timothy B. Shutt examines the history and culture of ancient Sparta, a society renowned for military excellence and adherence to the values of courage, discipline, duty,...

Modern Scholar, The: Odyssey of the West V A Classic Education through the Great Books: Enlightenment, Revolution, and Renewal

In weaving together the varied and interrelated strands of eighteenth and nineteenth-century discourse and events, this course focuses on the contributions to Western history that...

Odyssey of the West II A Classic Education through the Great Books: From Athens to Rome and the Gospels

This course is an interdisciplinary series of connected lectures delivered by eminent scholars from several colleges and universities. Each professor addresses an area of personal...