21H.301 The Ancient World: Greece

Fall 2004

Image of a city of ancient Greece.
A city of ancient Greece. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-12756 (b&w film copy neg.)].)

Course Highlights

This course features an extensive reading list. This course also features archived syllabi from various semesters.

Course Description

This course elaborates the history of Ancient Greece from the Bronze Age to the death of Alexander. It covers major social, economic, political, and religious trends. It also includes discussions on Homer, heroism, and the Greek identity; the hoplite revolution and the rise of the city-state; Herodotus, Persia, and the (re)birth of history; Empire, Thucydidean rationalism, and the Peloponnesian War; Platonic constructs; Aristotle, Macedonia, and Hellenism. Emphasis is on use of primary sources in translation.
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Prof. William Broadhead

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session