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The Peloponnesian War (The Great Courses, 3372, DVD) by Kenneth W. Harl - 2007 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000002970)

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The Peloponnesian War (The Great Courses, 3372, DVD)

by Kenneth W. Harl

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Chantilly, Virginia: Teaching Company, DVD. 2007. Thirty-six 30-minute lectures on six As New DVDs in three original cases along with an As New 265-page paperback Course Guidebook. No shrink-wrap, otherwise As New. Pristine inside and out. Not from a library.

The Peloponnesian War pitted Athens and its allies against a league of city-states headed by Sparta. The ancient Greek historian Thucydides captured this drama with matchless insight in his classic eyewitness account of what was arguably the greatest war in the history of the world up to that time. These 36 lectures draw on Thucydides and other sources to give you a full picture of the Greek world in uneasy peace and then all-out war in the late 5th century B.C. Professor Harl plunges you into the thick of politics, military strategy, economics, and technology. Explore the war debates at Athens and Sparta, the devastating plagues that swept through Athens, the Revolt of Mytilene, the Battle of Pylos, the disastrous Athenian and Spartan expedition to Sicily against Spartan allies. Ironically, the Peloponnesian War was fought against the backdrop of Greece's Golden Age, epitomized by Athens and its astonishing innovations in government, architecture, oratory, philosophy, and the dramatic arts. One of the most remarkable aspects of this era is that culture flourished side-by-side with the politics of war. You'll experience the thick of action and consider scholarly debates that continue to this day.

Contents: lecture 1. Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War -- lecture 2. The Greek way of war -- lecture 3. Sparta, perceptions and prejudices -- lecture 4. Sparta and her allies -- lecture 5. The Athenian democracy -- lecture 6. Athens and the navy -- lecture 7. Victory over Persia, 490-479 B.C. -- lecture 8. Athens or Sparta, a question of leadership -- lecture 9. Cimonian imperialism -- lecture 10. Sparta after the Persian Wars -- lecture 11. The first Peloponnesian War -- lecture 12. The thirty years' peace -- lecture 13. Triumph of the radical democracy -- lecture 14. From Delian League to Athenian Empire -- lecture 15. Economy and society of imperial Athens -- lecture 16. Athens, school of Greece -- lecture 17. Crisis in Corcyra, 435-432 B.C. -- lecture 18. Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War -- lecture 19. Strategies and stalemate, 431-429 B.C. -- lecture 20. Athenian victory in northwest Greece -- lecture 21. Imperial crisis, the Chalcidice and Mytilene -- lecture 22. Plague, fiscal crisis and war -- lecture 23. Demagogues and stasis -- lecture 24. Pylos, 425 B.C., a test of leadership -- lecture 25. New leaders and new strategies -- lecture 26. The Peace of Nicias -- lecture 27. Collapse of the Peace of Nicias -- lecture 28. From Mantinea to Sicily, 418-415 B.C. -- lecture 29. Sparta, Athens and the western Greeks -- lecture 30. The Athenian expedition to Sicily -- lecture 31. Alcibiades and Sparta, 414-412 B.C. -- lecture 32. Conspiracy and revolution, 411 B.C. -- lecture 33. The Alcibiades and Athens, 411-406 B.C. -- lecture 34. The defeat of Athens, 406-404 B.C. -- lecture 35. Sparta's bitter victory -- lecture 36. Lessons of the Peloponnesian War.


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The Peloponnesian War (The Great Courses, 3372, DVD)
Kenneth W. Harl
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Great Courses, Teaching Company, DVD, history, ancient, battle, military, war, warfare, Athens, Sparta, Persia, Greek, Greece
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