Professor Alexis Q. Castor, Ph.D.

Professor Alexis Q. Castor
  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • Bryn Mawr College
The shattered objects and destruction seen in the Iraq Museum remind us of the widespread effects of war on cultures throughout human history.

Dr. Alexis Q. Castor is Assistant Professor of Classics at Franklin & Marshall College, where she teaches ancient history, archaeology, and Greek. She earned her her B.A. in History from George Mason University and M.A. and Ph.D. in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College. She also completed graduate courses in Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern history at The George Washington University. Professor Castor taught at GWU and was a research associate at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art. In 2004, she team-taught the course Between the Rivers with Hilary Gopnik, Ph.D. At Franklin & Marshall, Professor Castor has been named Most Influential Professor twice by the senior class. Her research interests are in social history in the Greek world, especially the use of luxury goods to display status. In addition, she is interested in connections between Greece, the Black Sea, and Asia Minor.

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"Wow!  This is a magnificent presentation by Dr. Castor.  She is certainly master of her material.  The maps were particularly helpful.  I felt privileged to have this opportunity to sit in on these lectures."

6 Courses and Sets

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6 Courses and Sets

  1. Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia

    Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia

    Alexis Q. Castor
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    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    The impact of ancient Mesopotamia on the development of human civilization—including writing, codes of law, cities, and epic poetry—is staggering. Between the Rivers: A History of Ancient Mesopotamia takes you on an exciting journey through this area bordered by the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, from Neolithic times to the age of Alexander the Great. In 36 fascinating lectures, award-winning Professor Alexis Q....
  2. (Set) Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia; Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean; A History of Ancient Egypt; & From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History  Set

    (Set) Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia; Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean; A History of Ancient Egypt; & From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,644.80 Starting at $1,644.80 $1,644.80 $1,644.80$1,644.80
    Survey the history and impact of some of ancient history's greatest civilizations with this four-course set. Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia takes you on an insightful journey through the area bordered by the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, from Neolithic times to the age of Alexander the Great. Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean is an impressive and rare...
  3. (Set) Origin of Civilization & Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia  Set

    (Set) Origin of Civilization & Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90
    Travel back in time and witness the dawn of human society around the world in this spectacular two-course set. First, discover how human beings from around the world created the impressive cultural and political systems that would forever alter the course of history in The Origin of Civilization. Then, zoom in on one of the most important of these early civilizations and discover new insights into its politics and...
  4. (Set) From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History & Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia  Set

    (Set) From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History & Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $749.90 Starting at $749.90 $749.90 $749.90$749.90
    In this two-course set, survey the epic scope and captivating grandeur of China and ancient Mesopotamia—two civilizations with an untold impact on the course of human history and the current state of our world. In From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History, uncover the truths about one of the most amazing civilizations the world has ever known. Then, get a detailed image not only of larger Mesopotamian...
  5. (Set) Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia & History of Ancient Egypt  Set

    (Set) Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia & History of Ancient Egypt

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $894.90 Starting at $894.90 $894.90 $894.90$894.90
    Broaden your understanding of two vital periods in the history of human civilization. In Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia, venture through the area bordered by the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, from Neolithic times to the age of Alexander the Great. In History of Ancient Egypt, take an engrossing and comprehensive journey through the mysteries of early Egyptian history.
  6. (Set) Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia & Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor  Set

    (Set) Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia & Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Solve the mysteries of the diverse civilizations of ancient Asia Minor. Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia takes you on an insightful tour through the region bordered by the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, from Neolithic times to the age of Alexander the Great. Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor uses recent historical evidence to shed light on Classical Greece, Imperial Rome, the Ottoman...