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Ancient Greek History - Video
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4.1 stars from 496 ratings
Donald Kagan is an embodiment of a scholar. Profound knowledge on the subject, versatile interest in general history and ancient languages and his sheer gift for storytelling all make this a unique experience. In his lectures he focuses on the often neglected aspect of history namely human...Read full review »
dvdeightythree via Apple Podcasts · Poland · 11/22/18
The best podcast ever.
Prof Kagan is so inspiring! We only wish we were one of his students sitting in his classes! Wonderful. To listen and listen again.
scjanet via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/18
It only takes a couple of minutes into Kagan's Introduction when I was shocked and incredulous at false statements with which he shovels into freshman minds: "the Greeks had no priests" he says - false: if the citizen went to the temple of athena, dionysis or other GODS, they were met by various...Read full review »
MonkChanan via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/10/16
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