The great tours Greece and Turkey from Athens to Istanbul

Published 2011
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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.

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Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., c2011.
4 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 158 p. ; 19 cm.).
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Greece and Turkey from Athens to Istanbul [DVD]
John R. Hale, speaker.
"Course no. 3231."
Contains twenty-four 30 minute lectures.
Course guidebook includes professor biography, scope, maps, and bibliography.
Disc 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.
Disc 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.
Disc 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.
Disc 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.
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