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Herodotus [videorecording] : the father of history / Elizabeth Vandiver ; the Teaching Company.

Vandiver, Elizabeth, 1956- (Author). Teaching Company. (Added Author).
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West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette DVD 938.03 VAN pt. 1 (Text) 31951004108376 Main Floor - DVDs Available -
West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette DVD 938.03 VAN pt. 2 (Text) 31951004108384 Main Floor - DVDs Available -

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  • ISBN: 156585702X
  • Physical Description: 4 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 course guidebooks (22 cm.).
  • Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., c2002.

Content descriptions

General Note: 24 lectures in 2 parts, 30 min. each.
Special features: Lecture chapters; Professor biography.
Course guidebook includes scope, outline and readings for each lecture, timeline and biographical notes.
Formatted Contents Note: Part 1: lecture 1. Herodotus and history -- lecture 2. "Inquiry" and the birth of history -- lecture 3. Myth, legend and oral tradition -- lecture 4. Homeric epic and the East-West conflict -- lecture 5. The Ionian enlightenment -- lecture 6. Athens in the Archaic age -- lecture 7. Politics and culture in fifth-century Athens -- lecture 8. Scope, design and organization of the Histories -- lecture 9. The beginning of conflict -- lecture 10. Croesus, Solon and human happiness -- lecture 11. Cyrus and the foundation of the Persian Empire -- lecture 12. Herodotus' account of Egypt.
Part 2: lecture 13. The ascension of Darius -- lecture 14. Darius and the Scythians -- lecture 15. Sparta and the Spartan way of life -- lecture 16. The Ionian revolt and the battle of Marathon -- lecture 17. Xerxes & the threat to Greece -- lecture 18. The battles of Thermopylae and Artemisium -- lecture 19. The victory of Greece -- lecture 20. Persons, personalities, and peoples -- lecture 21. The gods, fate and the supernatural -- lecture 22. History or literature, or both? -- lecture 23. Herodotus, the Peloponnesian War, and Thucydides -- lecture 24. Aftermath and influence.
Participant or Performer Note: Lectures presented by Professor Elizabeth Vandiver.
Summary, etc.: An introduction to the work of Herodotus, the first Greek historian. Considers Herodotus' work in its cultural context, both as history and as literature.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: not rated.
System Details Note: DVD
Subject: Hecataeus, of Miletus.
Homer. Iliad.
Homer. Odyssey.
Thales, approximately 634 B.C.-approximately 546 B.C.
Anaximander.
Heraclitus, of Ephesus.
Croesus, King of Lydia, fl. B.C. 560.
Solon, approximately 630 B.C.-approximately 560 B.C.
Cyrus, the Great, King of Persia, -530 B.C. or 529 B.C.
Darius I, King of Persia, 548 B.C.-485 B.C.
Xerxes I, King of Persia, 519 B.C.-465 B.C. or 464 B.C.
Herodotus. History.
Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War.
History, Ancient.
Mythology, Greek.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Trojan War.
Greece > History > Persian Wars, 500-449 B.C.
Greece > History > Ionian Revolt, 499-494 B.C.
Sparta (Greece).
Egypt > Civilization > To 332 B.C.
Greece > History > Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C.
Athens (Greece).
Genre: Mythology, Scythian.

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