Video: Cleopatra

Cleopatra VII of Egypt (69-30 BC) was the last of a dynasty that went back 300 years and is arguably one of the most famous women in history. Although best known for her relationship with the Roman commander Mark Antony and her eventual suicide that … [Read more...]

Video: Julius Caesar

More than two thousand years after his death, Julius Caesar is still one of the great figures of history. He is best known as the general who conquered the Gauls and overthrew the Roman Republic, but he was also a brilliant orator, accomplished … [Read more...]

Recent News on Great Lives

Two articles of interest to friends of Great Lives have appeared recently – one in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, the other in the UMW Magazine. The links to these articles … [Read more...]

“Wordy Birds” Broadcast Interviews of Great Lives Authors Now Available

When a Great Lives speaker has also written a book, he or she is interviewed by Liz Humes, host of Wordy Birds, at the Kalnen Inn where are all Great Lives guests are invited to stay.   Liz Humes is an artist, writer, radio host, … [Read more...]

Great Lives Videos Now Available on iTunes U, Too

High-definition presentations of all 2012 lectures in the Chappell Great Lives series are available for viewing online under “Archived Lectures” on the homepage of the Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series. The videos are released five weeks after the … [Read more...]