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History of Ancient Greece

Study the History of Ancient Greece using Online Video. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills .... at the same time!

These five online educational videos about the History of Ancient Greece enable you to study and explore the history and historical events through the literature of the Ancient Greeks.

Examine the connections between historical events and the literary figures and works of the Greek era. Philosophical movements and ideas are illustrated through the exploration of the lives and works of Socrates, Plato, Lao-Tzu, Confucius, Siddhartha Gautama, Aesop, and Pythagoras.

Learning Objectives:

  • List some important events that happened in world history during the time of the ancient Greeks, between 800 and 200 B.C., and list some authors who lived and wrote between 800 and 200 B.C.
  • Define humanism and contrast it with more ancient beliefs in the gods or fates, discover how humanism led to new views of science and government.
  • Identify two great Chinese masters of the sixth century B.C., Lao-Tzu and Confucius, and compare their world views.
  • Identify an Indian master Siddhartha Gautamathe Buddha and describe his world view.
  • Identify major literary forms used in Greek times, including epics, dialogues, lyric poems, tragedies, comedies, and historical, scientific, and political prose.
  • Describe Alexander the Great's conquests and their effects in dispersing Greek culture.
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