Summary: Why do the ancient Greeks occupy such a prominent place in conceptions of Western culture and identity? The Greeks are a source of much that we esteem: democracy, philosophy, tragedy, epic and lyric poetry, history-writing, ideals of athletic competition, aesthetic sensibilities, and more. Spanning roughly 1,000 years, the lectures cover the Late Bronze Age (1500 B.C.E.) to the time of...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 1998
Copies Available at Woodmere2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 938 MCI
Call number: DVD 938 MIC
Summary: Romm's dive into the last decades of ancient Greek freedom leading up to Alexander the Great's destruction of Thebes--and the saga of the greatest military corps of the age, the Theban Sacred Band, a unit composed of 150 pairs of male lovers.
Publisher / Publication Date: 2021
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Summary: "While researching Born to Run, Chris McDougall encountered the story of Pheidippides, the legendary ancient Greek 'all-day runner.' Later, when McDougall met a dedicated amateur historian, he saw a connection to one of the most fascinating mysteries of World War II: how did a small band of Resistance fighters surrounded by German troops kidnap a top German general? What he discovered is that...
Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 MCD
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 MCD
Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 McDougall 2015
Summary: Examines the legacy of ancient Greece through its seafaring adventures, including war on land and sea, trade, and the proliferation of Greek colonies throughout the Mediterranean region.
Publisher / Publication Date: Franklin Watts 1999
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 938 HUL
Summary: Insiders' observations of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the subsequent occupation, featuring commentary from high-ranking officials, Iraqi civilians, American soldiers and prominent analysts. Examines the U.S. policy decisions surrounding the invasion and their consequences in Iraq, including such issues as low U.S. troop levels, the uncontrolled looting of Baghdad, the purging of...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2007
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NO
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF NO