Introduction to Greek Civilization
General Catalog Course Title:
Introduction to Greek Civilization
Terms Offered:
Fall 2016
Fall 2015
Fall 2014

Study of the major developments, achievements, and contradictions in Greek culture from the Bronze Age to the 4th century B.C.E. Key works of literature, history, and philosophy (read in English translation) will be examined in their political and social context, and in relation both to other ancient Mediterranean cultures and to subsequent developments in Western civilization. In Fall 2011 the readings will include Homer’s Iliad, selections from Herodotus and Thucydides, plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, dialogues of Plato, and short selections from other authors in the course reader.


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