HIST 876 (01) - Topics in Ancient Greek History

Topics in Ancient Greek Hist

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 56314
Advanced historical study of a particular period or theme in ancient Greek history. May be repeated barring duplication of subject.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Cross listed with : CLAS 676.01, HIST 676.01
Instructors: Michael Leese

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm HORT 207
Final Exam 5/10/2024 5/10/2024 F 3:30pm - 5:30pm HORT 207
Additional Course Details: 

The Athenian Empire

Athens was by far the most powerful city-state in the ancient Greek world, so much so that an enemy said “Athens alone can stand against all the rest of us combined.” How did the Athenian polis and its people, the demos, rise to such dominance by land and sea that they controlled the majority of Greek civilization, defeated the Persian Empire, and wielded an unprecedented amount of military and economic power in the Eastern Mediterranean? This class will explore the demographic, economic, military, and political factors that led to the rise and fall of the Athenian empire. The archaic origins of Athenian colonization, the role of tyrants, and the rise of democratic imperialism prior to and after the Persian wars will be discussed in depth. The devolution of the free Delian League into Athenian Empire will be studied through inscriptions, followed by the eventual Greek resistance that culminated in the  Peloponnesian War with Sparta, as well as the revival of Athenian hegemony in the fourth-century free Second Athenian League.

Booklist

Book Details
HISTORY OF PELOPONNESIAN WAR ((REV)72)
by THUCYDIDES
Required
ISBN
978014044039 3
PUBLISHER
PENG RAND
HISTORIES (35663) (98)
by HERODOTUS
Required
ISBN
978019953566 8
PUBLISHER
OXF
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