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The great tours [videorecording] : Greece and Turkey from Athens to Istanbul / John R. Hale.

Author : Hale, John R., 1951-

Imprint - publication informationChantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., c2011.

Note: General"Course no. 3231."

Note: General24 lectures (30 min. each).

Note: GeneralCourse guidebook includes professor biography, scope, maps, and bibliography.

Note: ContentsDisc 1. Lecture 1. Touring the cradle of Western civilization -- Lecture 2. Athens: around the Acropolis and Parthenon -- Lecture 3. In the footsteps of Socrates: historic Athens -- Lecture 4. Around Attica: temples and mysteries -- Lecture 5. Seeking the good life: Corinth to Epidauros -- Lecture 6. Mycenae: where kings planned the Trojan War.

Note: ContentsDisc 2. Lecture 7. Around Nafplio: Greek history at a glance -- Lecture 8. Ancient Olympia: gods, games, and temples -- Lecture 9. Quest for wisdom at Apollo's oracle: Delphi -- Lecture 10. Byzantine outposts: Monemvasia and Mistra -- Lecture 11. Cruising the islands: Mykonos and Delos -- Lecture 12. Aegean ring of fire: Milos and Santorini.

Note: ContentsDisc 3. Lecture 13. Exploring Crete: realm of ancient Minoans -- Lecture 14. Lure of the labyrinth: palace at Knossos -- Lecture 15. The Dodecanese: Kos, Patmos, and Rhodes -- Lecture 16. Welcome to Turkey: the Turquoise Coast -- Lecture 17. Central Turkey: Ankara, Konya, Cappadocia -- Lecture 18. Up the Meander River: Priene to Pamukkale.

Note: ContentsDisc 4. Lecture 19. A wonder of the world: Ephesus -- Lecture 20. Royal cities of Asia: Pergamon and Sardis -- Lecture 21. Troy: beyond Homer and the Trojan horse -- Lecture 22. Istanbul: capital of the Byzantine emperors -- Lecture 23. The pearl of Constantinople: Hagia Sophia -- Lecture 24. Ottoman Istanbul: mosques, palaces, bazaars.

Abstract:Through Professor Hale's vibrant commentary and extensive field footage, you discover monumental ancient cities, classical ruins, temples, shrines, fortresses, stadiums, theaters, churches, and palaces. In each site, you explore the critical history and culture that defined them and the ways in which they influenced our modern world. In their compelling historical and visual detail, the lectures offer both a rich resource for travelers preparing to visit these distant lands and a multilevel cultural journey that can be enjoyed just as well from the comfort of home.

Physical description :4 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 158 p. ; 19 cm.).

Local collection notes :Set includes: 4 DVDs, 1 book.

Format :DVD.

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