Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Herodotus and The Persian Wars

$95.00

Price: $75 for OLLI Members    $95 for non-members

Dates & Time: Thursday, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 1:00-3:00

Class Type: In-Person

Instructor: Ken Alexander

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Course Description

 Marathon. Thermopylae. Artemisium, Plataea. Mycale; these are battles that resonate in history. In eleven years of war, a few small Greek city-states confronted the mighty Persian Empire in an heroic struggle that made possible the cultural legacy of the West we share in today. As “the father of history”, Herodotus wanted: “to ensure that these events should not fade in memory… and the great and marvelous deeds — of both combatants — should not go unsung.”  This exciting and inspiring story of a 5th century BCE Greek “Greatest Generation” was first told as tale of diplomacy, war, espionage and deception, but is for us a both ethnography and history of two very different cultures. Professor Ken Alexander will be your storyteller and guide.

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Additional information

Course Term

Winter2024

Day of the Week

Thursday

Instructor

Ken Alexander, MA, lecturer art history and humanities, Los Medanos College

Event Type

Course

Event Details

Date: 2024-03-07

Start time: 01:00 p.m. PST

End time: 03:00 p.m. PST

Venue: In-Person

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