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A little online ancient schooling for me


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I have been taking online courses on the Hillsdale College website. I plan to take them all. 
I have finished 11 so far of the 36 or so mini courses. They are free and on average, I would estimate there are about 8 hours of lectures involved in each. 
Now I know that these are very much condensed courses, but I am learning a lot and take what I learn there to look around elsewhere on the internet to enhance and broaden my knowledge on each subject. 

For ancient coin collectors, these two courses have given me a better understanding of the people of the times. Not so much a connection to the coinage. But wow, I find this exciting. Some of you are probably well educated in ancient history and might find this old hat but for people like me, you might be very surprised.

The story of

Athens and Sparta 
The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic
Learning about Cato the Elder, then the civil war with Marius and Sulla blew my mind. I'm a pretty old guy but there's always something new to learn.

and next I plan to take Great Books 101: Ancient to Medieval

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FWIW, I mostly learn by reading. The following are works I've read in the last year.


The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Suetonius: The Twelve Caesars
Civil War
Una Gionata nell'Antica Roma
Imperio: Villaggio nell'Impero di Roma seguendo una Moneta
Twelve Caesars (Mary Beard)
The Consolation of Philosophy


Monumental Coins: Buildings and Structures in Ancient Coinage
The Athenian Empire: Using Coins as Sources
The Hellenistic World: Using Coins as Sources


Ghost on the Throne
Anabasis of Alexander
The Alexander Romance
The Geography of Strabo
Hesiod and Theognis

Classical Mythology (Morford)
Menander: Plays and Fragments
The Macedonian Phalanx (Taylor)
Theophrastus: Characters
The Greek World After Alexander
The Macedonian War Machine
Olympias: Mother of Alexander the Great
Xenophon: Hellenika
Xenophon: Anabasis
Quintus Curtius Rufus: The History of Alexander
Diodotus Siculus: Books 16-20
Women and Monarchy in Macedonia
A History of Cyprus Volume 1
Phoenicians: Lebanon's Epic Heritage


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