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1
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3 horas para concluir

Prehistory to Homer

We will start our first module with an overview of the physical and geographical setting for our class – “the Greek world.” Then we will move rapidly across many centuries, beginning with two Bronze Age civilizations: Minoan on the island of Crete, and Mycenaean on the mainland. Our evidence for both of these is almost purely archaeological, and so you can consider the ways scholars have interpreted material remains to build a picture of how the societies were structured. After the collapse of Mycenaean civilization, there followed the so-called Dark Ages. These four centuries pose for us the challenge of reconstructing what happened during a long period that has left relatively little evidence. We will conclude this module with an all too brief consideration of the two magnificent Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, whose stories and heroes became essential elements in Greek cultural identity. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 96 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video6 videos
Minoan Civilization (ca. 1800-1500 BCE)18min
Mycenaean Civilization (ca. 1500-1150 BCE)14min
The Dark Ages (ca. 1150-800 BCE)14min
Homer 1 - Iliad17min
Homer 2 - Odyssey19min
Reading2 leituras
Reading Assignment 110min
Reading Assignment 210min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Prehistory to Homer40min
Semana
2
Horas para completar
3 horas para concluir

The Archaic Age (ca. 800-500 BCE)

Module 2 brings us into the turbulent, creative Archaic Age, during which the Greeks acquired a cultural identity distinct from that of their neighbors in the Eastern Mediterranean. They developed their characteristic form of community, the polis, or “city-state.” With a rebound in population, moreover, they founded numerous colonies abroad. In addition, the Greeks recovered literacy, which enabled them to write down law codes for the poleis. The newly established communities had a new form of military organization, the hoplite army, manned by citizen-soldiers. The lyric poets of that era wrote verses that address such great social changes, and also offer vivid accounts of individuals’ emotions and opinions. The module ends with another poet, Hesiod, somewhat later and less famous than Homer, but also very significant. His subjects range from the origins of the cosmos and the gods, to personal ethics, to practical advice about farming. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 78 min), 6 leituras, 1 teste
Video6 videos
"The Greeks Overseas": Colonization13min
Literacy, Lawgivers and Law Codes11min
The Works of Ares - Hoplite Warfare12min
New Voices, the Lyric Poets14min
Hesiod: Gods and Farmers12min
Reading6 leituras
Reading Assignment 110min
Reading Assignment 210min
Reading Assignment 310min
Reading Assignment 410min
Reading Assignment 510min
Reading Assignment 610min
Quiz1 exercício prático
The Archaic Age40min
Semana
3
Horas para completar
3 horas para concluir

Two City-States: Sparta and Athens

In Module 3 we will analyze some major political developments in the Archaic Age, which were largely responses to the huge societal changes discussed in Module 2. We will focus on Sparta and Athens. Sparta evolved into a unique hoplite-polis, famed for strict discipline and military prowess. Athens followed a very different path, showing the first traces of democracy. We will also observe how tyrannies arose in many poleis, often, paradoxically, to the community’s benefit. In fact we can now consider the historical effect of individual leaders, like the renowned lawgivers, Lycurgus of Sparta and Solon of Athens. Both men came to be revered as the “founding fathers” of their poleis. Both men also belonged to the legendary Seven Sages, who were famed for their wisdom. The module concludes with a consideration of Peisistratos, who ruled Athens as a tyrant in the mid-6th-century BCE and led the Athenians to new levels of power and prosperity....
Reading
6 videos (Total 94 min), 4 leituras, 1 teste
Video6 videos
Sparta 2 - Consolidation and the Spartan Way of Life19min
Tyrants and Sages15min
Athens 1 - The Social and Economic Situation Through 600 BCE13min
Athens 2 - Solon: Poetry, Politics and Economics17min
Athens 3 - Peisistratos: Tyranny and Civic Identity13min
Reading4 leituras
Reading Assignment 110min
Reading Assignment 210min
Reading Assignment 310min
Reading Assignment 410min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Two City-States: Sparta and Athens40min
Semana
4
Horas para completar
3 horas para concluir

Democracy. The Persian Wars

Module 4’s sessions will begin by focusing on the crucial decade at the end of the 6th century, when the Athenians instituted full democracy. In fact the development of democracy is one of the principal reasons to study Greek history. Athens was also the adopted home of Herodotus, who was the first author in the West to characterize his writing as history. Herodotus chose to recount the first great clash of cultures in the West, the conflict between Greece and Persia, and his story goes far beyond the war and its battles. He was deeply concerned with how societies define themselves. The breadth of his interests, his insight and his good humor all contribute to the appeal of his work. We will also observe how Athens, under the leadership of the brilliant general Themistocles, began to transform itself into a formidable naval power. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 86 min), 6 leituras, 1 teste
Video6 videos
The Reforms of Kleisthenes15min
Herodotus and the Creation of Historical Writing19min
Persian Wars 1 - From the Ionian Revolt (499-494 BCE) to the Battle of Marathon (490 BCE)15min
"Wooden Walls": Themistocles and the Athenian fleet11min
Persian Wars 2 - Endgame - to the Battles of Thermopylae and Salamis (480 BCE) and Plataea (479 BCE)12min
Reading6 leituras
Reading Assignment 110min
Reading Assignment 210min
Reading Assignment 310min
Reading Assignment 410min
Reading Assignment 510min
Reading Assignment 610min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Democracy. The Persian Wars40min
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por ASApr 23rd 2018

This has been an enthralling course which introduces you to the world of the Ancient Greek. Thank you Prof. Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, and all the course creators and mentors, for this excellent course.

por GLOct 16th 2015

Well presented, wonderful insight into the world of the ancient Greeks. I learnt a lot, and it has whetted my appetite for more. I really loved this course, and enjoyed it very much indeed

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Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, PhD

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Classical Studies

Sobre Wesleyan University

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