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Professor Jeremy McInerney, Ph.D.

Professor Jeremy McInerney
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of California, Berkeley
All cultures are unique, I would argue. Japanese culture, Chinese culture, Indian culture—we even know now that cultures that were once dismissed as 'primitive' in fact have extremely rich cultural lives.

Dr. Jeremy McInerney is Davidson Kennedy Associate Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. McInerney earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He was the Wheeler Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and has excavated in Israel, at Corinth, and on Crete. He serves on the Managing Committee of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece. Professor McInerney's research interests include topography, epigraphy and historiography. He is the author of The Folds of Parnassos: Land and Ethnicity in Ancient Pholis, and has published articles in a variety of academic journals including Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies, the American Journal of Archaeology, Hesperia, and California Studies in Classical Antiquity. In 1997, he was an invited participant at a colloquium on ethnicity in the ancient world, hosted by the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington.


"Professor McInerny is a superb lecturer: articulate, fully in command of his material, with his appraisals of events as well as facts - an enriching & unusual dimension often absent in texts."


"Professor McInciney was excellent.  I learned what I wanted to know, and in a way that will stay with me.  Dr. McInerney has a gift for presenting just the right amount of information."


"Professor McInerney brillantly discerns a general theme from all of the myriad information for each lecture and presents it in a fascinating way to the viewers."

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4 Courses

  1. Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age

    Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age

    Jeremy McInerney, Ph.D.
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    In the annals of ancient times, few stories are more gripping than that of the Hellenistic Age. These centuries between the conquests of Alexander the Great and the rise of Rome were a time of extraordinary expansion as Greek culture stepped out onto an enormous stage and became the heart of a world-historical civilization whose intellectual, spiritual, and artistic influence endures to this day.
  2. Special Collection - The Joy of Ancient History Collection

    Special Collection - The Joy of Ancient History

    Jeremy McInerney, Ph.D.
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $269.95 $199.95$269.95
    For years, The Great Courses has taken you on stirring explorations of our ancient roots. The Joy of Ancient History is an insightful collection of 36 lectures curated from our most popular ancient history courses. Guided by our highly rated professors, hopscotch around the world to experience the fascinating variety that ancient history offers: from great heroes and epic battles to lost civilizations and beyond.
  3. Ancient Greek Civilization Sale

    Ancient Greek Civilization

    Jeremy McInerney, Ph.D.
    Save up to $205.00 Starting at $29.95 $49.95 $29.95$49.95
    Why do the ancient Greeks occupy such a prominent place in conceptions of Western culture and identity? Covering the 11 centuries from the end of the Neolithic period to the rise of Alexander the Great, this course traces the history of Classical Greece and its foundational influence on all of Western civilization. The knowledge you gain here will increase your comprehension not only of history, but of all Western...
  4. Age of Pericles Sale

    Age of Pericles

    Jeremy McInerney, Ph.D.
    Save up to $100.00 Starting at $29.95 $29.95 $29.95$29.95
    We call it the Golden Age: the time during the 5th century B.C. when the Greek city-state of Athens experienced a cultural flowering of extraordinary power and importance for Western culture. In the generation that followed Pericles’s appearance on the public stage after the Persian wars, Athens transformed the allied Greek states into a true Aegean empire, dominated by the Athenians and their mighty navy.