The Western World as we know it developed directly from the Classical Mediterranean. The foundations of Western Society have deep roots in Greece and Rome. Historiographically, historians/history teachers tend to focus too much on this area in this time period. In their defense, you could spend your entire life studying these cultures and never stop finding importance. But; remember, EUROPE CANNOT BE MORE THAN 20% OF THE TEST. So, if you think you're spending too much time on this topic: you are. Drop whatever you are doing... and go look at Han China & Guptan India.

  (The Classical Mediterranean encompasses four different places over a period of 1200 years, so expect overlap)

(The Classical Mediterranean encompasses four different places over a period of 1200 years, so expect overlap)

CLIP ONE: The PHOENICIANS (from a larger show. But, this is a nice introduction)

CLIP TWO: The PERSIANS & the GREEKS

CLIP THREE: This is BLASPHEMY... This is MADNESS!

CLIP FOUR: SPARTAN PHALANX

CLIP FIVE: PERICLES, DELIAN LEAGUE, & the GOLDEN AGE OF ATHENS

CLIP SIX:  THUCYDIDES & THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR

CLIP SEVEN: ALEXANDER the GREAT

CLIP EIGHT: OEDIPUS REX

CLIP NINE: ALLEGORY of the CAVE

CLIP TEN: 20th CENTURY CAVE... NEO LEAVES HIS CAVE (This whole movie is a rip-off of Plato...)

CLIP ELEVEN: GREEK THEATRE

THE REST OF THESE CLIPS ARE DEDICATED TO ROME.

CLIP TWELVE: ROME

CLIP THIRTEEN: LIFE & TIMES of JULIUS CAESAR

CLIP FOURTEEN: AUGUSTUS

CLIP FIFTEEN: DIOCLETIAN

CLIP SIXTEEN: CONSTANTINE

CLIP SEVENTEEN: WHAT HAVE THE ROMANS EVER DONE FOR US?

CLIP EIGHTEEN: CHRISTIANITY

CLIP NINETEEN: FALL of ROME