Lectures on Greek History and Culture
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Lectures on Greek History and Culture

A series of lectures for beginners in Greek history, culture, and philosophy.
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4.5 (157 ratings)
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Created by Ben Lugosch
Last updated 1/2017
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Description

Over the years, I've taught many different kinds of classics courses to all kinds of different audiences. This class on Udemy is a distillation of the topics that students have responded to most positively and have most often asked about. We start with a look at the physical world of the Greeks, and then take up the Iliad of Homer. After that we look in detail how Herodotus presents the beginning of the great conflict between Greece and Persian, and finish up with an overview of the various Greek philosophers.

If you're taking a class in Greek culture somewhere and need a little help, or if you are a motivated autodidact, I'm sure you'll find these lectures a good step forward in your understanding and appreciation of the world of the Greeks.

Thanks for having a look!

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Greek Material Culture: A Survey of Pottery, Statuary, and Temples
12 Lectures 03:49:27
Statuary of the Archaic Style
33:44

Statuary of the Severe or Transitional Style
13:12

Statuary of the Classical Period
13:00

Statuary of the Late Classical and Hellenistic Periods
47:58

Pottery Shapes Part 1
12:23

Pottery Shapes Part 2
05:20

Pottery Shapes Part 3 (Review)
02:19

Dating Pottery by Styles Part 1
20:48

Dating Pottery by Styles Part 2
11:31

Greek Temples Part 1
41:36

Greek Temples Part 2
17:44

Greek Temples Part 3
09:52
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Homer and Homer's Iliad
11 Lectures 06:15:22
Homer's Post-Apocalyptic World
42:54

The Invention of the Alphabet
40:55

The Oral Tradition
43:43

Homer The Iliad and Summary of Book 01
39:54

Iliad Discussion of Book 01
40:54

Iliad: Discussion of Books 02 to 08
48:30

Iliad: Discussion of Books 09 to 12
33:33

Iliad: Discussion of Books 13 to 17
23:14

Iliad 05 Discussion 18 24
23:00

This lecture takes up some of the stories associated with the saga of the Trojan War but not included in either of the Homeric epics.

Iliad 06 After the Iliad
33:43

This is a review of images only. There is no audio this time.

Iliad: Review of Key Images and Texts
05:02
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The Persian Threat
5 Lectures 02:26:11
Dark Ages To Cyrus the Great
21:22

The Ionian Revolt
24:11

The Battle of Thermopylae
35:48

The Battles of Artemisium and Salamis
32:29

The Spartans
32:21
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Greek Philosophers
19 Lectures 06:40:49
Introductory Comments on Greek Philosophies
13:08

The Milesians
40:09

Parmenides And Heraclitus
19:19

The Sophistic Movement
29:37

Socrates
36:20

Execution Of Socrates
12:15

Plato Phaedo 1 Of 7
13:33

Plato Phaedo 2 Of 7
07:59

Plato Phaedo 3 Of 7
12:30

Plato Phaedo 4 Of 7
10:29

Plato Phaedo 5 Of 7
14:00

Plato Phaedo 6 of 7
13:03

Plato Phaedo 7 Of 7
17:02

Aristotle Introduction
24:17

Aristotle "The Ethics"
29:54

Aristotle "Hard" Teachings
10:20

Epicureanism I
44:52

Epicureanism II
25:45

Epicureanism III
26:17
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Greek Language Chapter 12 (Not for the Greek History Class)
4 Lectures 32:54
Lecture 1 of 4: To be
14:26

Lecture 2 of 4: Enclitics
09:30

Lecture 3 of 4: Vocabulary
04:16

Lecture 4 of 4: Sentences
04:42
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Greek Language Chapter 13 (Not for the Greek History Class)
5 Lectures 47:31
Lecture 1 of 4: Forms of the Demonstratives
13:41

Lecture 2 of 4: Position of the Demonstratives
03:19

Lecture 3 of 4: Vocabulary
04:48

Lecture 4 of 4: Sentences/Readings
03:24

Lecture 1 Alpha Contract Verbs
22:19
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Greek Language Chapter 14 (Not for the Greek history class)
4 Lectures 30:05
Lecture 1 of 4: The Forms of the Pronouns
12:33

Lecture 2 of 4: Uses of autos, etc.
08:34

Lecture 3 of 4: Vocabulary
04:22

Lecture 4 of 4: Sentences/Readings
04:36
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Greek Language Chapter 15 (Not for the Greek history class)
5 Lectures 41:05
Lecture 2 Epsilon Contract Verbs
09:51

Lecture 3 Omicron Contract Verbs
10:36

Lecture 4 Future Contract Verbs and Vocabulary
09:35

Lecture 5 Practice
07:21

Lecture 6 Readings
03:42
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Greek Language Chapter 16 (Not for the Greek history class)
4 Lectures 52:14
Lecture 1 Basics of Third Declension Nouns
24:34

Lecture 2: Practice with Third Declension Nouns
18:21

Lecture 3: Vocabulary
03:36

Lecture 4: Sentences/Readings
05:43
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About the Instructor
Ben Lugosch
4.6 Average rating
234 Reviews
3,295 Students
7 Courses
Retired Classics Professor

Dr. Lugosch taught all areas of classical studies at the undergraduate and graduate level, and published scholarly articles on Sophocles, Plato, Aristotle, and Homer. Recently retired, Dr. Lugosch still leads small private tours to Italy, Greece, Turkey and France that explore artifacts of classical antiquity.

These lectures help support his money-losing hobby farm in Kentucky where he raises organic pigs, grass fed beef, pastured chickens, Californian rabbits, and all manner of vegetables.