Ancient History - The Greek World

The aim of this course is to provide a basic knowledge of the history of the Greek world, with a focus on classical Greek history (fifth and fourth centuries). 

The module is taught via a series of lectures (from an undergraduate module) and a dedicated seminar; and therefore may be particularly appropriate for those considering a future transition to BA study. 

Lectures are arranged thematically and chronologically, followed by classes focusing on a particular aspect of the subject or dealing with sources related to the subject. You will be introduced to different kinds of evidence from the ancient world, including texts, archaeological remains, and art.

Topics covered:
1. Introduction - the world of the polis
2. The sixth century - legislators and tyrants
3. East and west: Ionian Greeks and the Persian wars
4. The Athenian Empire
5. Athenian democracy
6. Athenian religion and festivals
7. Men and women
8. Spartan society
9. Greek slavery
10. Greek religion

15 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis – so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Wed 11-Oct-17 6pm-8pm

Class location Central London
Class code SSHC424H4AAA
Availability Availability limited

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