Western Heritage Lecture 5: No God Kings

jupiter_smyrna_louvre_ma13In my fifth lecture for the Western Heritage core course, I moved the class from the ancient Hebrews to the ancient Greeks, considering how each people(s) despised the notion of a God-King.

In particular, I considered the roles of Samuel, Saul, Nathan, and David.

I also talked about the corruption of power; the Mediterranean tolerance regarding religions; and the assimilation of cultures.

Here’s hoping you enjoy!

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