close only show available only show available only show available only show available
Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., c2006.
6 videodiscs (1080 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 3 course guides (22 cm.)
Great courses (DVD). Ancient & medieval history
Great courses (DVD)
Lecturer: John R. Hale.
In 3 containers.
Classical archaeology, the excavation and analysis of ancient Greek and Roman sites, has been one of the leading branches of archaeology, pioneering its basic methods and major innovations. In these 36 half-hour lectures, Dr. John R. Hale of the University of Louisville guides the listener through 18th-century excavations at Herculaneum and Pompeii, tours many important archaeological sites or discoveries, from the Bronze Age to late antiquity, and takes a thematic approach in exploring what archaeology has contributed to knowledge of ancient diet, entertainment, engineering, slavery, religion, the role of women, and other topics.
Part 1. Lecture 1. Archaeology's big bang -- lecture 2. "Ode on a Grecian Urn" -- Lecture 3. A quest for the Trojan War -- Lecture 4. How to dig -- Lecture 5. First find your site -- Lecture 6. Taking the search underwater -- Lecture 7. Cracking the codes -- Lecture 8. Techniques for successful dating -- lecture 9. Reconstructing vanished environments -- Lecture 10. "Not artifacts but people" -- Lecture 11. Archaeology by experiment -- Lecture 12. Return to Vesuvius -- Part 2. Lecture 13. Gournia, Harriet Boyd and the Mother Goddess -- Lecture 14. Thera, a Bronze Age Atlantis? -- Lecture 15. Olympia, games and gods -- Lecture 16. Athens' Agora, where Socrates walked -- Lecture 17. Delphi, questioning the oracle -- Lecture 18. Kyrenia, lost ship of the Hellenistic Age -- Lecture 19. Riace, warriors from the Sea -- Lecture 20. Rome, foundation myths and archaeology -- Lecture 21. Caesarea Maritima, a Roman city in Judea -- Lecture 22. Teutoburg, battlefield archaeology -- Lecture 23. Bath, healing waters at Aquae Sulis -- Lecture 24. Torre de Palma, a farm in the far West -- Part 3. Lecture 25. Roots of classical culture -- Lecture 26. The texture of everyday life -- Lecture 27. Their daily bread -- Lecture 28. Voyaging on a dark sea of wine -- Lecture 29. Shows and circuses: Rome's "virtual reality" -- Lecture 30. Engineering and technology -- Lecture 31. Slaves: a silent majority? -- Lecture 32. Women of Greece and Rome -- Lecture 33. Hadrian, mark of the individual -- Lecture 34. Crucible of new faiths -- Lecture 35. The end of the world: a coroner's report -- Lecture 36. A bridge across the Torrent.
3340 Teaching Company