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SSP100.002
Democracy Inaction

MWF 1.25-2.20
(Lib 213) W 4.10-5.05 (Ladd 106)
Prof. Michael Arnush Starbuck 201D x8113
marnush@skidmore.edu Hours: MW 11-12
W 2.30-3.30
Overview
Texts
Requirements
Schedule
4th credit hour
Classics Department
Skidmore College
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DATE TOPIC READINGS
7 Introduction none
9 Reforms of Solon

World of Athens 5-8, 132-8, 329-334
Athenian Constitution 45-54

12 Peisistratid Tyranny

World of Athens 73-83, 88-116
Herodotus 1.59-64 (link is to 1.58; be sure to continue to the remaining chapters); Thucydides 1.17 (one screen only)

14 Kleisthenic Revolution pt. 1

World of Athens 8-9, 116-131
Athenian Constitution 59-62; Thucydides 1.20
Essay 1 assignment: What are the principles that guided the evolution of democracy in Athens, from the pre-Solonian community to the beginning of the classical age? See the Requirements page for more details.

16-19 Kleisthenic Revolution pt. 2

Athenian Citizen 3-11, 14-18
Athenian Constitution
62-65
Greek Art
92-107

21 Persian Wars
We'll focus on the new democracy created by Kleisthenes and conduct an ostracism!
Athenian Citizen "Ostracism" (pp. 21-22 in my text)
World of Athens 10-17 (the chapters on the Persian wars)
Athenian Constitution
64-65 (chapter 22)
Marathon: Herodotus book 6, chapters 102-116 (start here with 6.102, and continue until you've read to 6.116)
23 Delian League Athenian Citizen "Athenian Currency," and "Standard Weights and Measures" (pp. 28-32 in my text)
World of Athens
18-22, 300-317
Athenian Constitution 66-68
Essay 1 draft due
26 Athenian Courtroom Justice Athenian Citizen "Judiciary and Lawcourts" (pp. 23-27)
Aeschylus Eumenides (handout) - focus on the trial before the Areopagus
26 Greek theater (Mon., with Prof. Dan Curley) JKB Theater at 6.30
28 Pericles' Reforms and the Athenian Empire World of Athens 22-26, 153-166, 232-241
Greek Art 108-121
Athenian Constitution 68-71
28 Discussions of essay 1 drafts
11.00-11.20 Dick; one opening 2.50-3.10 Tim, Jeremy
11.20-11.40 Alex, Jordan 3.10-3.30 Rob, Ray
11.40-12.00 Michal, Mugi 4.10-4.30 Susie, Toph
2.30-2.50 Rebecca, Ben 4.30 Francesca
28 Mayoral debate: CANCELLED Depart Case Center 6.30pm
30 Divine vs. Moral Justice The Burial at Thebes