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

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

Class location Central London
Class code SSHC424H4AAA
Availability Availability limited

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