Introduction to Ancient Greek History

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  • Course
  • Online
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

This is an introductory course in Greek history tracing the development of Greek civilization as manifested in political, intellectual, and creative achievements from the Bronze Age to the end of the classical period. Students read original sources in translation as well as the works of modern scholars.

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Where and when

Starts Location
Flexible
Online

What you'll learn on the course

Ancient Greek
Polis
Sparta
The Peloponnesian War
Athenian Democracy

Course programme

Lecture 1 Introduction

Lecture 2 The Dark Ages

Lecture 3 The Dark Ages (cont.)

Lecture 4 The Rise of the Polis

Lecture 5 The Rise of the Polis (cont.)

Lecture 6 The Greek "Renaissance" - Colonization and Tyranny

Lecture 7 The Greek "Renaissance" - Colonization and Tyranny (cont.)

Lecture 8 Sparta

Lecture 9 Sparta (cont.)

Lecture 10 The Rise of Athens

Lecture 11 The Rise of Athens (cont.)

Lecture 12 The Persian Wars

Lecture 13 The Athenian Empire

Lecture 14 The Athenian Empire (cont.)

Lecture 15 Athenian Democracy

Lecture 16 Athenian Democracy (cont.)

Lecture 17 The Peloponnesian War, Part I

Lecture 18 The Peloponnesian War, Part I (cont.)

Lecture 19 The Peloponnesian War, Part II

Lecture 20 The Peloponnesian War, Part II (cont.)

Lecture 21 The Struggle for Hegemony in Fourth-Century Greece

Lecture 22 The Struggle for Hegemony in Fourth-Century Greece (cont.)

Lecture 23 Twilight of the Polis

Lecture 24 Twilight of the Polis (cont.) and Conclusion