The other side of history daily life in the ancient world

Published 2012
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People who are anonymous and whose lives are usually ignored in traditional historical accounts are no less important than more prominent individuals in influencing the flow of events. These ordinary, but often heroic, people are the focus of this course. Each of the 48 lectures looks at history from a nontraditional perspective, that of the weak and marginalized-- the poor, sick, disabled, and elderly, as well as the refugees, slaves, women, children, and common soldiers.

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Chantilly, VA : Great Courses, c2012.
8 videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (viii, 371 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.).
Lecturer: Robert Garland, Colgate University.
"Course no. 3810."
Accompanying course guidebook includes bibliographical references (p. 352-371).
Disc 1. Taking on the other side of history
Being Paleolithic
Living in Mesopotamia
Being Egyptian
Belonging to an Egyptian family
Practicing Egyptian religion
Disc 2. Being a dead Egyptian
Being an Egyptian worker
Being Minoan and Mycenaean
Being Greek
Growing up Greek
Being a Greek slave.
Disc 3. Being a Greek soldier or sailor
Being a Greek woman
Relaxing Greek style
Being a Greek refugee
Being a sick or disabled Greek
Practicing Greek religion.
Disc 4. Being an old Greek
Being a dead Greek
Being Persian
Living in Hellenistic Egypt
Being Roman
Being a Roman slave.
Disc 5. Being a Roman soldier
Being a Roman woman
Being a poor Roman
Being a rich Roman
Being a Roman celebrity
Being a Roman criminal.
Disc 6. Relaxing Roman style
Practicing Roman religion
Being Jewish under Roman rule
Being Christian under Roman rule
Being a Celt in ancient Britain
Being a Roman Briton.
Disc 7. Being Anglo-Saxon
Being a Viking raider
Living under Norman rule
Being medieval
Being poor in the Middle Ages
Being a medieval woman.
Disc 8. Being a medieval Christian or heretic
Being a medieval knight
Being a Crusader
Being a pilgrim
Relaxing medieval style
Daily life matters.
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