HISTORY 200 - Ancient Greece to 323 B.C.E.
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In History 200, we investigate ancient Greek history from the Bronze Age until the death of Alexander the Great (ca. 1500 to 323 BCE). This is a course where we follow the lead of the ancient Greek historian Herodotus, and inquire into the past (historia in Greek originally meant inquiry!) We use ancient evidence to look into a range of issues that emerge in the course of ancient Greek history: the nature of interactions between Greeks and other ancient civilizations of the Near East and North Africa; political developments in Greek city-states (especially Athens and Sparta); the tensions between local identities and a common Greek identity; gender and sexuality, freedom and slavery in Greek politics and society. We do all this while holding up modern interpretations of the ancient Greek past and its legacy to critical re-examination, with the aim of better equipping ourselves to evaluate modern claims about ancient civilizations and what the ancient Greeks might mean for us now.

Readings include ancient texts in translation and modern scholarship.

Course Requirements:

The final grade is based on two tests, four writing assignments, and participation in discussions and lectures.

Intended Audience:

Everyone is welcome. No special background is required for this course.

Class Format:

The course consists of lectures and sections in which students make critical use of sources to discuss and debate historical questions.

HISTORY 200 - Ancient Greece to 323 B.C.E.
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
29740
Open
47
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (DIS)
P
29741
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
29742
Open
13
 
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
29743
Open
17
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
29744
Open
12
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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ISBN: 0205697348
The Greeks : history, culture, and society, Author: Ian Morris, Barry B. Powell., Publisher: Prentice Hall 2nd ed. 2010
Required
ISBN: 0199535663
The histories, Author: Herodotus ; translated by Robin Waterfield ; with an introduction and notes by Carolyn Dewald., Publisher: Oxford University Press 1a ed. 199 2008
Required
ISBN: 0140440399
History of the Peloponnesian War, Author: Thucydides ; translated with an introduction by Rex Warner., Publisher: Penguin Books Rev., with 1971
Required
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