The other side of history Daily life in the ancient world

Robert Garland, 1947-

Sound recording - 2012

People who are anonymous and whose lives are usually ignored in traditional historical accounts are no less important than more prominent individuals in influencing the flow of events. These ordinary, but often heroic, people are the focus of this course. Each of these lectures looks at history from a nontraditional perspective, that of the weak and marginalized-- the poor, sick, disabled, and elderly, as well as the refugees, slaves, women, children, and common soldiers.

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[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company [2012]
Main Author
Robert Garland, 1947- (-)
[PDF workbook version]
Item Description
"The Great courses, Topic: History ; Subtopic: Ancient history"--Cover.
"Course no. 3810"--Disc labels.
48 lectures lasting 30 minutes each.
Accompanying CD-ROM contains course workbook in PDF format.
Physical Description
24 audio discs (approximately 1440min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
  • Disc 1. Taking on the other side of history
  • Being Paleolithic
  • Disc 2. Living in Mesopotamia
  • Being Egyptian
  • Disc 3. Belonging to an Egyptian family
  • Practicing Egyptian religion
  • Disc 4. Being a dead Egyptian
  • Being an Egyptian worker
  • Disc 5. Being Minoan and Mycenaean
  • Being Greek
  • Disc 6. Growing up Greek
  • Being a Greek slave
  • Disc 7. Being a Greek soldier or sailor
  • Being a Greek woman
  • Disc 8. Relaxing Greek style
  • Being a Greek refugee
  • Disc 9. Being a sick or disabled Greek
  • Practicing Greek religion
  • Disc 10. Being an old Greek
  • Being a dead Greek
  • Disc 11. Being Persian
  • Living in Hellenistic Egypt
  • Disc 12. Being Roman
  • Being a Roman slave
  • Disc 13. Being a Roman soldier
  • Being a Roman woman
  • Disc 14. Being a poor Roman
  • Being a rich Roman
  • Disc 15. Being a Roman celebrity
  • Being a Roman criminal
  • Disc 16. Relaxing Roman style
  • Practicing Roman religion
  • Disc 17. Being Jewish under Roman rule
  • Being Christian under Roman rule
  • Disc 18. Being a Celt in ancient Britain
  • Being a Roman Briton
  • Disc 19. Being Anglo-Saxon
  • Being a Viking raider
  • Disc 20. Living under Norman rule
  • Being medieval
  • Disc 21. Being poor in the Middle Ages
  • Being a medieval woman
  • Disc 22. Being a medieval Christian or heretic
  • Being a medieval knight
  • Disc 23. Being a Crusader
  • Being a Pilgrim
  • Disc 24. Relaxing medieval style
  • Daily life matters.