Civilizing the Barbarians
August 9, 2015

Civilizing the Barbarians was a course at covering different aspects of western civilization: its history, literature, history, philosophy, art, music, etc., starting with Homer and Plato, and ending with Martin Luther King and Caesar Chavez. Classes were separated into a 45 minute lecture (without interruptions), followed by 30 minutes of discussion.

Videos on YouTube

Table of Contents


Recommended Translations

The books covered in the course have multiple translations. Many of these translations are good, but these are the ones I recommend at present:

Film and TV

The Short Canon

See also this expanded version. Note: This is a work in progress, since the course was not completed.


Paramjit Oberoi created this Page. Michael Hembrador recorded and edited the videos.