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Great Battles of the Ancient World Part 1
August 24, 2016 @ 6:00 am - 7:05 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until September 7, 2016
Six Wednesdays, August 3-September 7, 10-11:15 a.m.
No Charge – Reservations Required
Facilitator: Richard Kennison, Lt. Col. (Ret.-USAF)
Hollywood has gone to elaborate lengths to recreate the violence and mayhem of ancient warfare in movies such as Gladiator and Troy. But what were ancient battles really like? What weapons, tactics, armor, training, and logistics were used? And 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?
This DVD series, produced by The Great Courses, features Dr. Garrett G. Fagan, Professor of Ancient History at The Pennsylvania State University. He will focus on warfare in the ancient Mediterranean world, encompassing the region from Mesopotamia to Western Europe, including Egypt and North Africa.