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I haven't put my CD/DVDs in my catalog yet. I currently own The History of the English Language; Famous Greeks; The Aeneid of Virgil; Greek Legacy: Classical Origins of the Modern World; The English Novel;William Shakespeare; Classics of American Literature; Basic Math; My Favorite Universe; The History of Science; Joyce's Ulysses; Herodotus: The Father of History; Churchill; The Odyssey of Homer; Einstein's Relativity and Quantum Revolution. I am so in love with these courses. You may want to visit the bbc radio 4 intelligent speech. A show called "in our time" hosted by Melvyn Bragg. They archive past shows that you can listen to any time you want. The do quite a few shows on ancient civs. The format is to have the host and 2 to 3 college profs. It's really very good.
I'm still cataloging my books. So far only the ones in the living and dining room. Next week the one in my bedroom/library. Have a good evening.
Like you I won't be listening to the religion courses, nor the music. I see we enjoy some of the same courses. The history of the English language is one of my favorites. I am currently ordering the course on classical mythology. My first introduction to mythology as a chid was Norse. It would be good if they had a course on that. I tried on on calculus and had to send it back. I couldn't get it and the lecturer digressed too much. They are currently having a sale.
A short comparative religion course that contrasts how the major religions square the "God is good, God is all powerful, bad things happen to good people" conundrum. (I think "Philosophy of Religion" is a longer course with same comparative, philosophical approach.)
"How to Listen to and Understand Great Music." Although I've always found classical music inaccessible, at least for the duration of this course, I finally "got it."
#6 Kenneth Harl is probably my favorite TTC lecturer. His Origins of the Great Ancient Civilizations course was the first of his I tried and I thought it was fantastic.
#7 I also enjoy the religion courses. I have a fascination for religious history and so far I've enjoyed Shai Cherry's Introduction to Judaism. I've got a few others on Judaism and Islam on tap for when I am done with my current reading pile.
As you can tell, I'm pretty well addicted to TTC courses!
They are every bit as much a book as, well, a book!
Favorites, mostly because of the speaker rather than the content, because the content of these courses is always great:
-Origins of Life by Robert Hazel. What an amazing teacher, so passionate and thoughtful in his explanations. I would listen to him teach about socks, if he made that course.
-Buddhism, by Malcolm David Eckel. Again, just a great speaker, enthusiastic and fun to listen to.
-All the Bart Ehrman courses on religion for the same reason.
I may have to make up some covers for these now that I'm adding to my list. I abhor not showing covers, lol.
Thanks for making this group!
I had to add my courses to LT just so I could keep track of what I've already heard and what I've got in my TBR pile.
European History and European Lives: 1715 to 1914
Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World
Long 19th Century: European History from 1789 to 1917
Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition
I also own Anatomy and Joy of Science. I owned Art Impressionism (or similar title), we watched it all and sold it to another hser. I made worksheets with images for my daughter to use.
I have yet to watch the Anatomy one, but we got part way in Joy of Science and took a break. I am in agreement with ya'll I LOVE TTC.
I haven't gotten as far as putting them in LT, but I intend to. I am over 500 books already and climbing. Shame on those used book sales lol.
FYI -- Also in the catalog were:
The Ultimate Renaissance Man (on sale); The Great Pyramid at Giza (on sale); The Oracle at Delphi; How the West Was Built (on sale); The Persion Empire (on sale); Friends or Enemies? (who were the barbarians) (on sale). etc.
Almost all sales run through May 24.
have a look, use 'em if you like 'em.
I'll be doing more as I have the time, I just noticed that feela, at least, has those two.
I have listened to a lot of his, and read a bunch of his books as well.
by Professor Daniel N Robinson (Georgetown University
Out of all the teaching company tape series that I have listened to today, and all have been outstanding this one is a step above. Professor Robinson delivers on a laymans level without dumbing things down. His lectures are of great interest and outstanding.
The above will take you to BBC 4 (Intelligent Speech) where they held a contest to see who was the all time favorite philosopher. The top ten are listed and each has a champion telling why he's go great. These are the people I cannot fathom.
Your poem Quandry is the stuff that philosophy is made of.
I have listened to several philosophy tape series by the teaching company that start with the greeks and go up through modern times. What is interesting is the interplay between philosopy, history, science, math, and religion. The greek period is vary interesting, but by the 20 century the whole project of philosophy seems to fall apart. I would recommend getting a broad overview of the subject before getting into any one philosophier.
Teaching company sent me this link for free lecture in honor of Jamestown Anniversary. The company said feel free to pass it on, so here it is.
by Professor Daniel N Robinson (Georgetown University)
I just finished this 50 lecture series of tapes. they were outstanding.
He makes thousands of years of Philosophy both relavent and acessable.
1. Bonhoeffer, letters and Papers From Prison
2. Homer, Illia
3. Marcus Aurelius, Mediations
4. Bhagavad Gita
5. Book of Exodus
6. Gospel of Mark
10. Book of Job
11. Aeschylus, Oresteia
12. Euripides, Bacchae
13. Plato, Phaedo
14. Danta, The Divine Comedy
15. Shakespeare, Othello
16. Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound
17. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago
18. Shapeskeare, Julius Caeser
19. G. Orwell, 1984
20. Vergil, Aeneid
21. Pericles, Oration; Lincoln, Gettysburg Address
22. Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front
23. Confucius, The Analects
24. Machiavelli, The Prince
25. Plato, Republic
26. John Stuart Mill, On Liberty
27. Sir Thomas Malory, Morte d'Arthur
28. Goethe, Faust pt. 1
29. Goethe, Faust pt. 2
30. Thoreau, Walden
31. Gibbon, Decline and Fall of Roman Empire
32. Lord Acton, The History of Freedon
33. Cicero, On Moral Duties
34. Ghandi, An Autobiography
35. Churchill, My Early Life; Painting as a Pastime; WWII
36. Lesson from the Great Books
Excuse any typos, am at work on a short break
We ordered The Vikings and are on our second run-through. It is very informative and particularly apropos to European history which tends to ignore Scandinavian roots and influence--particularly England which, for a ong time, was a Danish colony.
I recommend Classical Mythology,
it is a very good introduction to Mythology.
My only complaint about this series was no 19 on Orwell - Fears makes the intellectually lazy comment that Orwell 'fought for the communists' in the Spanish Civil War as if it was a two sided affair between left and right. As the communists very nearly had Orwell imprisoned this is ironic, and colours an otherwise interesting observation that Fears makes about the use of Orwell's hero's name Winston (= Winston Churchill?) and Smith (= everyman?).
One of the best.
1. The American Civil War – Gary Gallagher *****
2. The Great Presidents – Alan Lichtman ****
3. Human Prehistory & The First Civilizations – Brian Fagan *****
4. The History of the United States, 2nd. Edition – Alan Guelzo, Gary Gallagher & Patrick Allitt ****
5. Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln -- Alan Guelzo ***1/2
6. Conquest of the Americas – Marshall Eakin *****
7. The Foundations of Western Civilization – Thomas F.X. Noble (2006) *
8. Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations -- Kenneth Harl (2006) *****
9. Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor -- Kenneth Harl (2006) *****
10. Ancient Greek Civilization – Jeremy McInerney (5-25-06) *****
11. Famous Greeks – J. Rufus Fears **
12. Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age – Jeremy McInerney *****
13. The Age of Pericles – Jeremy McInerney *****
14. The Peloponnesian War – Kenneth Harl *****
15. Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Literature – David J. Schenker ***
16. Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean – Robert Garland (3-5-09) ***1/2
17. The American Revolution – Allen C. Guelzo **1/2
18. The Greek & Persian Wars – John R. Hale*****
19. Big History – David Christian*****
20. Origins of Life – (09/2009) taught by Robert Hazen***
BTW, I did read the book, Ulysses. Thanks for the help, Teaching Company.
The Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World– Ian Worthington ***1/2
Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire, (audio CD) taught by Kenneth Harl &
Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World, (audio CD) taught by Glenn Holland
I don't list TTC books in my collection because I listen without owning them. Dozens are available through my library or through the local ILL program. Never a shortage. I used to buy them before I moved here in 1996.
I did "Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World" and thought it was awful ... so boring ... so monotone .. I'm returning it ... he took a fascinasting subject and made it ponderous and uninteresting like no one before
I'm really enjoying this. McWhorter's got a sense of humor and his delivery is very conversational in tone. I may look for his book The Power of Babel after this.
I actually got one course on DVD -- on the earth -- because it was only available in DVD. It would have been much better on CD. Watching the professor lecture in front of a fake brick wall with a fake window with fake ivy growing around it was unbearable. There was very little in the way of graphics to enhance it. I returned it
http://www.ouw.co.uk/store/default.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 (for UK orders)
http://www.ouw.co.uk/store/contact/overseas-distributors.aspx (for overseas orders)
I agree, the physics and the astronomy courses might benefit more for the visuals than the linguistics course would. I have a hard enough time dealing with the fake applause! The fake background might push me over the edge.
I take it this was NOT the 'Latin Dance' course...
I have to say, that phrase from #75 was stuck in my head. LOL
What does that say about me? Don't answer that...
I appreciate most of the lecturers, and I have made use of the printed course outlines/reading lists. I've seen twice as many of these courses as I have listed, since I watched courses belonging to someone else as well. Even on sale, I think they're a bit overpriced, but when I spent the money I had more disposable income, so it's all good. :)
And to follow up on soniaandree's suggestion, MIT's Open Courseware offers a pretty awesome and surprisingly diverse set of courses.
I've also purchased several religion DVD's as well as a philosophy one. They've been quite helpful in my learning
I'm currently listening to the audio (CD) version of Introduction to Judaism by Cherry (ie, if the touchstone doesn't work). It is concise, informative, entertaining, excellent, as usual.
Incidentally the TC series "Vkings" also provides a more comprehensive appreciation of European (+ British ) history.
Also, I requested the Wine DVDs from the 'brary, but I couldn't get them. Might try again.
I'm just about to come to the end of The Rise and Fall of the British Empire, which has been quite enjoyable.
As a consequence of becoming quite impressed with Luke Timothy Johnson's lecture series on The Greco-Roman Moralists, when the TC put his lectures on Jesus and the Gospels on sale, we immediately bought it, and we are certainly not disappointed; his presentation of the beginnings and history of Christianity compliments very neatly with the TC lectures: Dead Sea Scrolls and Introduction to Judaism.
Each lecture is a summary of a great book, as described, and often acted out, by Prof. Fears. The lecturer has many popularity awards from students. He's enthusiatic, dramatic, and, well, he's a total ham. Cicero, Erasmus, Orwell, Shakespeare, Milton, T.E. Lawrence, Euripides - each of the dozens of lectures was pure entertainment.
A solid 4 1/2 stars!
#105 & 107 -- I am adding Harl's Byzantium to my list -- I think I took every course he offers and he is one of my all time favorite Teaching Company lecturers
I think I'm on the third time around for Victorian Britain!
One of the best.
I just finished The Rise and Fall of Soviet Communism. A perfect length, perfect overview.
Anyway, I bought Latin 101 and it is wonderful! I have barely started, but the Prof has reordered the whole curriculum.
He introduces the subjunctive in the third lecture!!! This is revolutionary! And I can see how having this available early on takes some of the fear and mystique out of it. I am so excited about this! Anyone else crazy enough to want to try to review Latin? It's been quite a few decades since I was in school.