Wednesday, September 24, 2008

History is Fun on iTunes stuck in traffic with an Ipod Car-stereo Adapter.

After 3 weeks of reading a GREAT book about the Roman Empire * and listening to a lecture series on "iTunes U" - "History 4a: The Ancient Mediterranean World" i am currently embedded in "History 5: European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present"... great stuff from Prof. Margaret Lavinia Anderson from Berkeley.

I probably misquote (as it was 7 hours of lectures ago): "The study of History frees us from the parochialism of living in the present."

Click to launch Berkeley on iTunes U

* The book of the series is so much better than the overblown documentary it is designed to accompany... It takes John Pertwee's (Dr Who from the 1970's) son about 15 minutes of screen time dressed up as JC to cross the Rubicon .... but only 3 inches in the book. Was ancient Rome really so camp?

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