History of the Ancient World - A Global Perspective

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History of the Ancient World
A Global Perspective

2011

While most of us never stop to think about it, ancient civilizations are with us in almost everything we do. The ancient world has influenced our customs, religious beliefs, laws, governments, architecture, and art. Examine...

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Gregory Aldrete Ph.D.

In This Series

Cities, Civilizations, and Sources
Episode 1
Cities, Civilizations, and Sources
From Out of the Mesopotamian Mud
Episode 2
From Out of the Mesopotamian Mud
Cultures of the Ancient Near East
Episode 3
Cultures of the Ancient Near East
Ancient Egypt: The Gift of the Nile
Episode 4
Ancient Egypt: The Gift of the Nile
Pharaohs, Tombs, and Gods
Episode 5
Pharaohs, Tombs, and Gods
The Lost Civilization of the Indus Valley
Episode 6
The Lost Civilization of the Indus Valley
The Vedic Age of Ancient India
Episode 7
The Vedic Age of Ancient India
Mystery Cultures of Early Greece
Episode 8
Mystery Cultures of Early Greece
Homer and Indian Poetry
Episode 9
Homer and Indian Poetry
Athens and Experiments in Democracy
Episode 10
Athens and Experiments in Democracy
Hoplite Warfare and Sparta
Episode 11
Hoplite Warfare and Sparta
Civilization Dawns in China: Shang and Zhou
Episode 12
Civilization Dawns in China: Shang and Zhou
Confucius and the Greek Philosophers
Episode 13
Confucius and the Greek Philosophers
Mystics, Buddhists, and Zoroastrians
Episode 14
Mystics, Buddhists, and Zoroastrians
Persians and Greeks
Episode 15
Persians and Greeks
Greek Art and Architecture
Episode 16
Greek Art and Architecture
Greek Tragedy and the Sophists
Episode 17
Greek Tragedy and the Sophists
The Peloponnesian War and the Trial of Socrates
Episode 18
The Peloponnesian War and the Trial of Socrates
Philip of Macedon: Architect of Empire
Episode 19
Philip of Macedon: Architect of Empire
Alexander the Great Goes East
Episode 20
Alexander the Great Goes East
Unifiers of India: Chandragupta and Asoka
Episode 21
Unifiers of India: Chandragupta and Asoka
Shi Huangdi: First Emperor of China
Episode 22
Shi Huangdi: First Emperor of China
Earliest Historians of Greece and China
Episode 23
Earliest Historians of Greece and China
The Hellenistic World
Episode 24
The Hellenistic World
The Great Empire of the Han Dynasty
Episode 25
The Great Empire of the Han Dynasty
People of the Toga: Etruscans, Early Rome
Episode 26
People of the Toga: Etruscans, Early Rome
The Crucible: Punic Wars, Roman Imperialism
Episode 27
The Crucible: Punic Wars, Roman Imperialism
The Death of the Roman Republic
Episode 28
The Death of the Roman Republic
Augustus: Creator of the Roman Empire
Episode 29
Augustus: Creator of the Roman Empire
Roman Emperors: Good, Bad, and Crazy
Episode 30
Roman Emperors: Good, Bad, and Crazy
Han and Roman Empires Compared: Geography
Episode 31
Han and Roman Empires Compared: Geography
Han and Roman Empires Compared: Government
Episode 32
Han and Roman Empires Compared: Government
Han and Roman Empires Compared: Problems
Episode 33
Han and Roman Empires Compared: Problems
Early Americas: Resources and Olmecs
Episode 34
Early Americas: Resources and Olmecs
Pots and Pyramids: Moche and Teotihuacán
Episode 35
Pots and Pyramids: Moche and Teotihuacán
Blood and Corn: Mayan Civilization
Episode 36
Blood and Corn: Mayan Civilization
Hunter-Gatherers and Polynesians
Episode 37
Hunter-Gatherers and Polynesians
The Art and Architecture of Power
Episode 38
The Art and Architecture of Power
Comparative Armies: Rome, China, Maya
Episode 39
Comparative Armies: Rome, China, Maya
Later Roman Empire: Crisis and Christianity
Episode 40
Later Roman Empire: Crisis and Christianity
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire?
Episode 41
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire?
The Byzantine Empire and the Legacy of Rome
Episode 42
The Byzantine Empire and the Legacy of Rome
China from Chaos to Order under the Tang
Episode 43
China from Chaos to Order under the Tang
The Golden Age of Tang Culture
Episode 44
The Golden Age of Tang Culture
The Rise and Flourishing of Islam
Episode 45
The Rise and Flourishing of Islam
Holy Men and Women: Monasticism and Saints
Episode 46
Holy Men and Women: Monasticism and Saints
Charlemagne: Father of Europe
Episode 47
Charlemagne: Father of Europe
Endings, Beginnings, What Does It All Mean?
Episode 48
Endings, Beginnings, What Does It All Mean?