Tag Archives: Great Courses

Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Hatshepsut Part II

So, we’re still talking about episode 3 in the Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt series. Last post, I exclaimed my one real concern with the lecture – the dismissal of the possibility that Hatshepsut led the military – but this … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Hatshepsut

We’re on the third episode of Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, and I’m actually worried that I’m not gushing enough about these. Total disclosure: the links to the Great Courses are part of an affiliate program and if you purchase … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Sneferu

For the second episode/lecture in the Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt series from the Great Courses, Dr. Bob Brier takes us to c. 2600 BCE and the reign of Sneferu, the first pharaoh with a real pyramid as a tomb. … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Narmer, Part Two

This is part of a Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt listen through. You can find this lecture series at The Great Courses. As of 7 Sep 2015, it’s on sale for $15.95 USD. In Part One of this episode’s listen … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Narmer, Part One

This is part of a Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt listen through. You can find this lecture series at The Great Courses. As of 7 Sep 2015, it’s on sale for $15.95 USD. If you’ve been around here for any … Continue reading

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Cities of the Ancient World: Review

I’m fascinated by ancient history, by the societies and political entities that existed before the Greek city-states. I’m not going to lie to you, most of my reading in history is Roman or medieval rather than ancient, however I have … Continue reading

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Sunday Six for May 18

Copying from the Friday Five on Quinn Murphy’s Patreon, I’m going to do a Sunday Six, referring to six pieces of media or news items which drew my attention last week. 1) Flash Gordon. I stayed up late because I … Continue reading

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