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Drive Thru History is a joy ride through the fast lane of times-gone-by led by the irreverent but always relevant Dave Stotts. Dave doesn’t just talk about history.  He lives it in fast, easy-to-digest road trips, like the trip to the Coliseum in Rome where Dave accidentally picks a fight with one of those cheesy “Roman Guards” who’ll pose for a picture for a couple of Euros. Suddenly, Dave is Maximus in a fight to the death (in his mind, that is). Drive Thru History is a series that makes exploring the history of Western Civilization both meaningful and entertaining.  Dave checks out the ancient civilizations starting in Egypt or Mesopotamia and then on his way out of town spin by Greece.  With a major excursion through the Roman Empire, Dave will be sure to open ‘er up in Europe with an eventual side trip to America. It is sure to be an enjoyable ride with Dave Stotts as your guide.  You might even learn a thing or two about history and how we’re all connected to these places and events.  This is over 2500 years of history… so we had better make it fast. And who wants to be lectured to… so we’d better make it fun.  That’s part of the story.  Remember, Ferdinand Magellan, Marco Polo, and Christopher Columbus…never had a driver’s license.
The Ancient History Series consists of four DVDs.

  • The original DVD set contains four individual DVDs – Rome, Greece, Turkey, and East Meets West.  Three 30-minute episodes on each DVD for a total of twelve episodes.
  • The box set labeled “XL” (extended length) contains all four DVDs – Rome, Greece, Turkey, and East Meets West.  Three 45-minute episodes on each DVD for a total of twelve episodes.


Rome If You Want To
Episode 1: Lost in Rome, the Forum & Palatine Hill, the Emperors during the time of Christ, the Arch of Titus and the destruction of Jerusalem.

Episode 2: The Circus Maximus, chariot racing, the great fire of Rome, Nero’s persecution of Christians and the Roman Pantheon.

Episode 3: Hannibal invades Rome, the Colosseum, the Gladiators and the early Christian influence.


Greece and the Word
Episode 4: The Greeks, The Oracle at Delphi, The Olympics, Paul and Alexander the Great.

Episode 5: Lost in Athens, Acropolis and Parthenon, The Philosophers, The Life of Paul, Mars Hill, Missionary Journeys.

Episode 6: Paul in Corinth, Corinthian Disobedience, Corinth Canal, New Testament Evidence.


Turkish Delight
Episode 7:  Churches of Revelation, Dave’s sweet ride, Ancient Sardis & Smyrna, Darius’ Royal Road, Martyrdom of Polycarp.

Episode 8:  Hieropolis, Camel bite, Christians in Laodicea, Colossae, Paul’s Letters to Philemon and the Colossians.

Episode 9:  Ancient Ephesus and the Apostle Paul, Letter to the Ephesians, Roman Ruins, Library of Celsus, Artemis Temple, Ephesus riot of Acts 19.


East Meets West
Episode 10:  The Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia, Hittites and King David, The Underground Cities.

Episode 11:  Istanbul’s History, Emperor Constantine’s Conversion, Edict of Milan, Nicene Creed, Fall of Constantinople, Shopping in the Bazaar, Hagia Sofia

Episode 12:  Best of Drive Thru History, Bloopers, Western Civilization Comes To America.


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