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Music as a Mirror of History by Prof. Robert Greenberg (The Great Courses)

If you take a long, hard look at the worlds of art, music, and literature, they all run parallel to one another.  They often reflect similar ideas from similar regions at the same times.  371 more words


My Favorite Universe by Prof. Neil deGrasse Tyson (The Great Courses)

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is, for me, something of a modern day folk hero.  I have nothing but admiration and respect for his work and his commitment to education, both of which continue in the footsteps of his mentor, Dr. 455 more words


Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

I think I’ll take a break from traditional history and dip into a Science/History hybrid for this Teaching Company Great Courses review. The Big History… 172 more words


The Late Middle Ages

The Teaching Company Great Courses Middle Ages series by Prof Phil Daileader comes to an end with The Late Middle Ages.

Twenty-four half-hour lectures which, at the time of writing, have 87 reviews on the teaching company website and a rating of 4.8… 236 more words


Riot at Ephesus and A Riot at Pompeii

There is a little known wall painting from a house at Pompeii (destroyed by the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in A.D. 79) that depicts a riot in and around the amphitheater at Pompeii in A.D. 551 more words

Daily Life

Ten Reasons Why Writers Need The Great Courses on Writing

Include These Lessons in Your Writer’s Library

By Annette Rey

Would you like your writing to flow? If it doesn’t, you could use some help. All of us have developed bad habits over the years where it concerns our writing. 484 more words


The High Middle Ages

The Teaching Company Great Courses review-fest continues with The High Middle Ages. The second in a series of three courses on the Middle Ages by  188 more words