J. Rufus Fears was David Ross Boyd Professor of Classics at the University of Oklahoma, where he held the G. T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty. He also served as David and Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. Professor Fears's books and monographs include The Cult of Jupiter and Roman Imperial Ideology and The Theology of Victory at Rome. His discussions of the Great Books have appeared in newspapers across the country and have aired on national television and radio programs. Professor Fears passed away in October 2012.
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. These 24 lectures retell the lives of the remarkable individuals - the statesmen, thinkers, warriors. If you want to learn more after than, the great courses has a lot of other courses on the Romans like Damrosch and you could check out survey authors like Will Durant, A. Herman (light and the cave) etc. By the way, I'm not that big a fan of gr courses dot com in the humanities. A lot of their humanities courses stink (they're better on science topics). You have to go by the individual professor, not the topic because they've got some lightweights that have done multiple courses.
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Course Lecture Titles 1. Publius Cornelius Scipio 2. Hannibal. Course Lecture Titles. Books by J. Rufus Fears. Mor. rivia About Famous Romans.
Life Lessons from the Great Books. By: J. Rufus Fears, The Great Courses
Life Lessons from the Great Books. Rufus Fears, The Great Courses. Narrated by: J. Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins. Professor Fears divides his presentation into three "turning point" epochs in Roman history: Rome's war with Hannibal (the Second Punic War); Caesar and the end of the Roman Republic; and the imperial era between Augustus and Marcus Aurelius. As he presents the great figures of each period, he makes them seem personal and immediate.
Fears also taught a Great Books course offered through OU Outreach’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to Senior Citizens in both Norman, Oklahoma and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Fears also lectured across the country and was a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries Show
Fears also taught a Great Books course offered through OU Outreach’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to Senior Citizens in both Norman, Oklahoma and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Fears also lectured across the country and was a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries Show. At the time of his death, he was writing a book entitled "Dangerous Delusions: Why We Ignore the Lessons of History at Our Risk.
This Narrator: J. This Publisher: The Great Courses. This course looks at Roman history by exploring the lives of Julius Caesar, Augustus, Nero, Claudius, Cicero, Virgil, Pompey the Great, and Marcus Aurelius, among othersóall of them famous, some of them infamous. It looks at their influence on such cultural and political issues as why Romans abandoned their Republic, and why the 2nd century . was one of the most creative periods in world historyóa time to rival our own. These lectures, which complement Famous Greeks, teach lessons about statesmanship, politics, liberty, and virtue that remain relevant and vital today.
With Professor Fears guiding and informing your thinking, you explore the birth of the idea of freedom in Greece and the story of the world's first democracy; the status and meaning of freedom in both the Roman Republic and the Empire; the role of Christianity in that flowering of freedom.
With Professor Fears guiding and informing your thinking, you explore the birth of the idea of freedom in Greece and the story of the world's first democracy; the status and meaning of freedom in both the Roman Republic and the Empire; the role of Christianity in that flowering of freedom, and the Christian view of the true meaning of human liberation; the.
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Professor J. Rufus Fears, P. University of Oklahoma. In this companion course to Famous Greeks, Professor Fears retells the lives of the remarkable individuals-the statesmen, thinkers, warriors, and writers-who shaped the history of the Roman Empire and, by extension, our own history and culture. Hannibal, he points out, caused the Second Punic War personally, much as Adolf Hitler caused World War II.