The Great Courses 

LIFE LESSONS FROM THE GREAT MYTHS

Filmed series from The Great Courses at The Teaching Company 


36 lectures, 18 weeks

Two weekly 30-minute lectures through Feb 9

Mythology, according to Professor Fears, is an essential part of the universal path to wisdom. We study myths and the heroes who populate them for the same reason we study any subject in the humanities: to gain wisdom. Using his decades of teaching experience and his highly popular perspective on history, Professor Fears shows you how to find, hidden within these breath-catching stories, the core sets of principles for the lives of people from around the world and across time.

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Thursdays at 11:00 AM

Jan 5, 2017
Lecture 27  Julius Caesar in HIstory
Lecture 28  Napoleon and the Mantle of Caesar


Jan 12, 2017
Lecture 29  Arminius and German Mythology

Lecture 30  Teuton versus Roman


Jan 19, 2017
Lecture 31  Davy Crockett and the Myth of the Frontier

Lecture 32  The Alamo


Jan 26, 2017
Cancelled for the Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale

Feb 2, 2017
Lecture 33  Jesse James and the Myth of the Outlaw

Lecture 34  General Custer: Hero or Villain?



Feb 9, 2017
Lecture 35  Reagan, Hollywood, and American Ideals

Lecture 36  Mythology as a Path to Wisdom