CC226 SCHEDULE

Week Dates Tuesday Thursday
1 9/5   Introduction: What is history
Diagnostic essay for CC291
2 9/10,12 Ancient historiography: sources, narrative, rhetoric
Read: Morley chs. 2-3
Herodotus: Croesus and Cyrus
Read Hdt. book 1
3 9/17,19 Herodotus: Ethnography of Egypt
Read Hdt. book 2
Herodotus: Persian Wars part 1
Read Hdt. 6.48-7.177
4 9/24,26

Herodotus: Persian Wars part 2
Read Hdt. 7.178-9.121
Images of the Persian Wars

Thucydides: Preparation for war
Read Thuc. 1.1-88, 118-146
DUE: Herodotus creative essay: NOW DUE MONDAY, SEPT. 30TH
5 10/1,3 Thucydides: Outbreak of war
Read Thuc. 2.1, 9-65; 3.1-50
Guest: Dr. Christopher Pelling, Oxford
Thucydides: Revolution, peace and war
Read Thuc. 3.69-85; 5.13-24, 84-116
6 10/8,10 Greek rhetoric and history
Read Thuc. 6.1, 6-61, 88-93; Pelling 1-37; Plutarch Alcibiades 19-22 (handout)
Thucydides: End of war (?)
Read Thuc. 7.10-18, 31-8.5
7 10/15,17 Understanding Thucydides
Read Pelling chs. 5-6, 11; relevant passages in Thuc.
Xenophon: History as memoir
Skim Thuc. 8.45-98. Read Thuc. 8.99-109; Xen. 1.1.1-2.3.10
Due: Thucydides creative essay
8 10/22,24 Xenophon (continued) Polybius
Read Mellor 15-59
Due: take-home midterm essay
9 10/29,31 Polybius (continued) Sallust
Read Mellor 177-211
10 11/5,7 Livy: Read Mellor 147-220 (focus 147-210) (presentations: Livy's methods, themes)
Livy: Read Mellor 220-294 (early Republic, Gallic invasion, Hannibalic invasion)
11 11/12,14 Livy: Ready Mellor 294-354 (end Hannibal's invasion; his death, incursions in e. Med., Cato's conservatism, peace w. Antiochus)
Tacitus (Agricola; Annals: Augustan Rome)
Read Mellor 393-444
Due: Livy essay (analytical)
12 11/19,21 Tacitus (Annals: Rome under Tiberius, Claudius, Nero. Histories: civil war in 69CE)
Read Mellor 445-491
Roman literature and history
Potter: all read intro., epilogue; chs.1-2 (Sam&Will-ch.1; Andrea&Joe-ch.2); chs.3-4 (David&Jake-ch.3; Anatoly&Kristin-ch.4)
13 11/26 Ancient and modern criticism
Read: Lucian of Samosata on "The Way to Write History"; Mellor Tacitus chs. 3-4 or Dionysius of Halicarnassus On Thucydides
Thanksgiving
14 12/3,5 Final presentations: Andrea, Will, Anatoly Final presentations: Kristin, Jake
15 12/10 Final presentations: David, Sam, Joe