CL200: THE CLASSICAL WORLD



 
 

JANUARY
25 INTRODUCTION
Arnush
Define
  • history and historiography
  • art and archaeology
  • epic poetry
  • tragic and comic poetry
  • athletics
  • philosophy
  • mathematics
  • economics
  • household
  • citizenship
Define "community" and what roles the above play in a community.
27 GREEK HISTORY: ARCHAIC GREECE, 750-500 BC
Arnush
READ: Selections from Herodotus' Histories
Prooimion (Greek) or "Prologue" (English)
Origins of the East-West Conflict (1.1.1-1.5.3)
Parody of Herodotus' "origins" of the conflict in the context of the Peloponnesian War (Aristophanes Acharnians 513-539)
Gyges and Lydia (1.6.1-1.15.1)
Discourse on Egypt: sources of the Nile (2.28-2.34); cultural practices (2.35-2.40)
On cultural identity (3.38.1-4; 8.144.2)
READ: Kebric, Greek People, Chaps. 1-2 (skim pp. 13-29); Murray, "Greek Historians," pp. 306-312 (top)
Terminology & Chronology
Chronological Table for the Archaic Age (Prof. Janice Siegel, Temple University)
Maps of the Mediterranean basin
29 GREEK HISTORY: ARETE IN ATHLETICS AND SEXUALITY
Prof. Jeffrey Segrave, Dept. of Exercise Science, Dance and Athletics
READ: Kebric, Greek People, Chaps. 3-4
CHATROOM QUESTION FOR MONDAY: The year is 440 BC. You are 1) a 70 year-old Athenian veteran of the Persian Wars, or 2) a 70 year-old Athenian wife of a veteran of the Persian Wars. What are you going to tell your grandchildren about the Persian Wars?
PLEASE RESPOND BY 9PM SUNDAY: Christina Anderson, Dom Benincasa, Kat Burns, Alex Carballo, Gillian Director, Andrew Cencini, Sandi Fong

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