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Great battles of the ancient world, the Teaching Company

Label
Great battles of the ancient world
Title
Great battles of the ancient world
Statement of responsibility
the Teaching Company
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hollywood has gone to elaborate lengths to recreate the violence and mayhem of ancient warfare in movies, but what were ancient battles really like? What weapons, tactics, armor, training, and logistics were used? What were the crucial factors that could turn the tide of battle, giving one side victory and consigning the other to slaughter, capture, or, at best, escape to fight another day? These lectures examine some of the most notable battles fought in the Mediterranean region from prehistoric times to the 4th century A.D., scrutinizing those few hours that determined the fates of empires
Member of
Cataloging source
ZHX
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Producer, Tamara Stonebarger ; director, Jon Leven ; editor, Sal Rodriguez ; academic content supervisor, Pamela Greer ; camera operators, Alexis Doty, Jared Bourgeois
Dewey number
930
LC call number
U29
LC item number
.G74 2005
PerformerNote
Twenty-four lectures of thirty minutes each by Garrett G. Fagan, The Pennsylvania State University
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fagan, Garrett G.
  • Stonebarger, Tamara
  • Leven, Jon
  • Teaching Company
Runtime
720
Series statement
Great courses, Ancient & Medieval history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alexander
  • Caesar, Julius
  • Alexander
  • Caesar, Julius
  • History, Ancient
  • Battles
  • Military history, Ancient
  • Armies
  • Military art and science
  • Military art and science
  • Siege warfare
  • Strategy
  • Tactics
  • Cavalry drill and tactics
  • Naval battles
  • Greece
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Armies
  • Battles
  • Cavalry drill and tactics
  • History, Ancient
  • Military art and science
  • Military history, Ancient
  • Naval battles
  • Siege warfare
  • Strategy
  • Tactics
  • Greece
  • Rome (Empire)
Technique
live action
Label
Great battles of the ancient world, the Teaching Company
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Course guidebook includes professor biography, statement of course scope, lecture outlines and notes, timeline, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (iv, 169 pages ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lecture 5
  • The battles of Megiddo and Kadesh ;
  • Lecture 6
  • The Trojan war and Homeric warfare
  • Disc 2. Lecture 7
  • The Assyrian war machine ;
  • Lecture 8
  • The sieges of Lachish and Jerusalem ;
  • Lecture 9
  • A peculiar institution? Hoplite warfare ;
  • Part 1: Disc 1. Lecture 1
  • Lecture 10
  • The battle of Marathon ;
  • Lecture 11
  • The battle of Thermopylae ;
  • Lecture 12
  • Naval warfare and the battle of Salamis
  • Why study battles? What is war? ;
  • Lecture 2
  • The problem of warfare's origins ;
  • Lecture 3
  • Sumer, Akkad, and early Mesopotamian warfare ;
  • Lecture 4
  • Egyptian warfare from the Old to New Kingdoms ;
  • Lecture 17
  • The legions of Rome ;
  • Lecture 18
  • The battles of Cannae and Zama
  • Disc 4. Lecture 19
  • Legion versus phalanx: Six pitched battles ;
  • Lecture 20
  • The sieges of Alesia and Masada ;
  • Lecture 21
  • Caesar's world war ;
  • Part 2: Disc 3. Lecture 13
  • Lecture 22
  • The battle of the Teutoburg Forest ;
  • Lecture 23
  • Catastrophe at Adrianople ;
  • Lecture 24
  • Reflections on warfare in the ancient world
  • The Athenian expedition to Sicily ;
  • Lecture 14
  • The march of the ten thousand ;
  • Lecture 15
  • Macedonian military innovations ;
  • Lecture 16
  • Alexander's conquest of Persia ;
Control code
ocn221693296
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (720 min.)
Isbn
9781598030501
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9781598030501
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • PD3757-01
  • PD3757-02
  • 3757
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Great battles of the ancient world, the Teaching Company
Publication
Note
Course guidebook includes professor biography, statement of course scope, lecture outlines and notes, timeline, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (iv, 169 pages ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lecture 5
  • The battles of Megiddo and Kadesh ;
  • Lecture 6
  • The Trojan war and Homeric warfare
  • Disc 2. Lecture 7
  • The Assyrian war machine ;
  • Lecture 8
  • The sieges of Lachish and Jerusalem ;
  • Lecture 9
  • A peculiar institution? Hoplite warfare ;
  • Part 1: Disc 1. Lecture 1
  • Lecture 10
  • The battle of Marathon ;
  • Lecture 11
  • The battle of Thermopylae ;
  • Lecture 12
  • Naval warfare and the battle of Salamis
  • Why study battles? What is war? ;
  • Lecture 2
  • The problem of warfare's origins ;
  • Lecture 3
  • Sumer, Akkad, and early Mesopotamian warfare ;
  • Lecture 4
  • Egyptian warfare from the Old to New Kingdoms ;
  • Lecture 17
  • The legions of Rome ;
  • Lecture 18
  • The battles of Cannae and Zama
  • Disc 4. Lecture 19
  • Legion versus phalanx: Six pitched battles ;
  • Lecture 20
  • The sieges of Alesia and Masada ;
  • Lecture 21
  • Caesar's world war ;
  • Part 2: Disc 3. Lecture 13
  • Lecture 22
  • The battle of the Teutoburg Forest ;
  • Lecture 23
  • Catastrophe at Adrianople ;
  • Lecture 24
  • Reflections on warfare in the ancient world
  • The Athenian expedition to Sicily ;
  • Lecture 14
  • The march of the ten thousand ;
  • Lecture 15
  • Macedonian military innovations ;
  • Lecture 16
  • Alexander's conquest of Persia ;
Control code
ocn221693296
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (720 min.)
Isbn
9781598030501
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9781598030501
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • PD3757-01
  • PD3757-02
  • 3757
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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