HIST 876 (01) - Classical and Hellenistic Greek Worlds

Class&Hellenistic Greek Worlds

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2022 - Full Term (08/29/2022 - 12/12/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 16250
Greek History from the Persian Wars of the early fifth century through the life of Alexander the Great and the creation of the Hellenistic world. Emphasis on original sources including Herodotus, Thucydides, the Athenian playwrights, and Plato. Examination of the transformation from city-state political organization to large Hellenistic kingdoms, as well as discussion of Greek historiography, intellectual life, and social theory. Thorough discussion of types of available evidence and their integration into historical understanding.
Section Comments: Sparta: Where Women Ruled Warrior Men
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Instructors: Michael Leese

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/29/2022 12/12/2022 MW 3:40pm - 5:00pm HORT 307
Additional Course Details: 

SPARTA: WHERE WOMEN RULED WARRIOR MEN 

This course traces the history of the polis of Sparta focusing on its unique economy, gender norms, military, politics, and society from the Homeric period of Menelaus and Helen down through the city-state’s rise and fall as the premier power of the ancient Greek world. The lawgiver Lycurgus’s socialized economy, educational system, marital practices, and women’s rights were all designed to maximize the musculature and fighting prowess of its warrior male citizens. Their Greek neighbors, the Helots, who were enslaved by physical domination, will also be the subject of extensive discussion, as will Spartan women, whose unique ability to own property, trade, and lend money, allowed them to shape the city’s history as its most important business people.

Booklist

Book Details
HISTORY OF PELOPONNESIAN WAR ((REV)72)
by THUCYDIDES
Required
ISBN
9780140440393
PUBLISHER
PENG RAND
HISTORIES (35663) (98)
by HERODOTUS
Required
ISBN
9780199535668
PUBLISHER
OXF
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