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4.6
4.7
4.8a
4.8b

The First Philippic: A Great Orator Warns of Macedonian Imperialism
The Figure of Alexander
Against Communism
Virtue and Moderation: The Doctrine of the Mean

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Part 5
ROME
5.1
A Hero Under Fire: Livy Relates the Trials and Tribulations of Scipio Africanus
5.2
“The War with Catiline”: Sallust’s Insights Into the Roman Republic’s Decline
5.3
The Transition from Republic to Principate: Tacitus
5.4
“All Roads Lead to Rome!”: Strabo
5.5
Gladiatorial Combat: Seneca
5.6
The Stoic Philosophy
5.7
Sidonius Appolinaris: Rome’s Decay, and a Glimpse of the New Order

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Part 6
THE RISE OF CHRISTIANITY
6.1
The Acts of the Apostles
6.2
Pliny the Younger on the Vesuvius Eruption and the Christian “Controversy”
6.3
Julian Imperator: The Ultimate Pagan
6.4
Bishop Synesius of Cyrene: A Lukewarm Churchman
6.5
Leo I: The Man Who Laid the Foundations for the Medieval Papacy
6.6
St. Augustine of Hippo, The Just War
6.7
Paulus Orosius, History Against the Pagans
6.8
St. Benedict

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Part 7
MEDITERRANEAN CIVILIZATION AFTER THE FALL OF ROME
7.1
Procopius, History of the Wars
7.2
Iconoclasm and Orthodoxy: The Second Council of Nicaea (787)
7.3
A Western Attitude Toward the Byzantine Greeks (1147): Odo of Deuil
7.4
Einhard
7.5
The Missi Dominici (802)
7.6
Launching the Crusades (1095): “It Is the Will of God!”

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Part 8
ISLAM
8.1
Muhammad: Koran
8.2
Al-Tabari: an Early biography of Islam’s Prophet
8.3
Orations: The Words of the Prophet Through His Speeches
8.4
Islam in the Prophet’s Absence: Continuation Under the Caliphate
8.5
Harun al-Rashid and the Zenith of the Caliphate
8.6
Al-Farabi:The Perfect State
8.7
Islamic Science and Mathematics
8.8
The Caliphate in Decline: Al-Matawwakil’s Murder
8.9
Shiism and Caliph Ali: Controversy Over the Prophetic Succession

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