Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Baseball has been celebrated as “America’s National Pastime” for more than one hundred and fifty years, and recalls what, at least in retrospect, seems to be an earlier,...

Modern Scholar, The: Hebrews, Greeks and Romans The Foundations of Western Civilization

The ancient cultures of the Greeks, Hebrews, and Romans were the greatest contributors to the building of the world as we know it. Trace the roots of modern civilization in this...

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,...

The Literature of C.S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis produced a body of work as diverse as it is beloved. He is known the world over for his cherished Chronicles of Narnia, but he is also the author of novels for adults,...

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...

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...

Modern Scholar, The: Odyssey of the West IV: The Twentieth Century A Classic Education through the Great Books

The Odyssey of the West series, a grand exploration of art, literature, revolutionary theories, and intellectual progress through the ages, concludes with a fascinating look at...

Modern Scholar, The: Odyssey of the West III: The Medieval World A Classic Education through the Great Books

Odyssey of the West I and II explored timeless works from the ancient world that shaped, and continue to shape, the culture and philosophies of life today.In part three of this...

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