Foundations of Western Civilization

Part I of Foundations of Western Civilization: Lectures by Thomas F.X. Nobel

1. 'Western', 'Civilization', and 'Foundation'

2. History Begins at Sumner

3. Egypt: The Gift of the Nile

4. The Hebrews: Small States and Big Ideas

5. A Succession of Empires

6. Wide-Ruling Agamemnon

7. Dark Age and Archaic Greece

8. The Greek Polis: Sparta

9. The Greek Polis: Athens

10. Civic Culture: Architecture and Drama

11. The Birth of History

12. From Greek Religion to Socratic Philosophy

Part II of Foundations of Western Civilization: Lectures by Thomas F.X. Nobel

13. Plato and Aristotle

14. The Failure of the Polis and the Rise of Alexander

15. The Hellenistic World

16. The Rise of Rome

17. The Roman Republic -- Government and Politics

18. Roman Imperialism

19. The Culture of the Roman Republic

20. Rome -- From Republic to Empire

21. The Pax Romana

22. Rome's Golden and Silver Ages

23. Jesus and the New Testament

24. The Emergence of a Christian Church


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