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JANUARY

Date Topic Readings
M 1/23 What is history? Who are the Greeks?  
W 1/25 Overview, Sources for Greek history
  • Pomeroy, pp. 1-11
  • D&G, pp. 441-5
  • Thuc., pp. 1, 12-3 (1.1, 1.20-2)
F 1/27 Early Greece & the Bronze Age: Minoan & Mycenaean Cultures
  • Pomeroy, pp. 12-35
  • Thuc., pp. 2-8 (1.2-11)
M 1/30 Iron Age Greece: "Dark Age," migrations, big men
  • Pomeroy, pp. 36-52
  • Map of Greek Dialects (German; don't be scared!)
  • Lefkandi (on Euboea, c. 950 BCE):
  • Thuc., p. 8 (1.12)
  • Homer, Odyssey 2.1-79, 224-59; 3.1-74, 239-497 (handout)


FEBRUARY

Date Topic Readings
W 2/1 Iron Age Greece, Recovery: Alphabet, panhellenism, epic poetry
F 2/3 Archaic Greece: the problem of justice and the rise of the polis
  • Pomeroy, pp. 61-4, 73-4
  • Hesiod, Works and Days 1-285
  • D&G, pp. 294-5; #6.8-9 (the hoplite phalanx); 10.23-4, 28, 32 (early laws & the synoecism of Athens)

MAP QUIZ 1 (Regions: Aegean Sea, Anatolia, Attica, Boeotia, Crete, Euboea, Lesbos, Macedonia, Peloponnesus, Thrace; Cities: Athens, Corinth, Delphi, Ephesus, Knossos, Miletus, Olympia, Sparta, Troy)
M 2/6 Colonization
W 2/8 Citizens & Others in the Archaic Polis
  • Pomeroy, pp. 68-73
  • D&G, pp. 325-6; 11.1, 5-9, 13, 16-22, 32-6; 13.7, 9-13, 16, 32-8, 44-7, 53, 57, 83-92
F 2/10 Tyranny!
  • Pomeroy, pp. 75-6
  • Martin, Tyranny (6.16-18)
  • D&G, pp. 31-2; 2.1, 6-14, 26-32, 36-40, 43-5
  • Hdt., pp. 116-8 (6.126-131)
M 2/13 Elite Culture in the Archaic Polis: Poetry, philosophy, sports, and the symposium
  • Pomeroy, pp. 76-90
  • Lyric poetry: D&G 13.1-5; 14.12-3
  • Philosophy: Thales, Anaximander, & Pythagoras (handout)
  • Athletics:
    • Ode to a footrace victor: Pindar, Ode 11, esp. lines 40-50
    • Women forbidden to compete at Olympia: Pausanias, Description of Greece 5.6.7-8: "[7] As you go from Scillus along the road to Olympia, before you cross the Alpheius, there is a mountain with high, precipitous cliffs. It is called Mount Typaeum. It is a law of Elis to cast down it any women who are caught present at the Olympic games, or even on the other side of the Alpheius, on the days prohibited to women. However, they say that no woman has been caught, except Callipateira only... [8] She, being a widow, disguised herself exactly like a gymnastic trainer, and brought her son to compete at Olympia. Peisirodus, for so her son was called, was victorious, and Callipateira, as she was jumping over the enclosure in which they keep the trainers shut up, bared her person. So her sex was discovered, but they let her go unpunished out of respect for her father, her brothers and her son, all of whom had been victorious at Olympia. But a law was passed that for the future trainers should strip before entering the arena."
    • Games of Hera: Pausanias, Description of Greece 5.16.2-6
    • A female Olympic victor: D&G 13.17
  • Symposium:
  • Male homoeroticism:
W 2/15 Archaic Sparta: Early history, conquest of Laconia & Messenia
  • Pomeroy, pp. 91-5
  • D&G, pp. 147-8; 2.41-2; 6.6-7, 10, 40-2; 11.27-31

First draft of short essay due.
F 2/17 Archaic Sparta: reform & the Spartan agoge
  • Pomeroy, pp. 95-109
  • D&G 6.1-5, 11-21, 23-5, 27-35, 51-3; 13.14-5, 18-24
M 2/20 Crisis & Reform in Archaic Athens: Cylon, Dracon, Solon
  • Pomeroy, pp. 110-16
  • D&G 2.17-9; pp. 61-3; 3.1-23; 13.48
W 2/22 Reform & Tyranny in Archaic Athens: the Peisistratids
  • Pomeroy, pp. 116-21
  • D&G 3.25-39; ch. 4 (pp. 91-122)
F 2/24 Revolution & Democracy in Archaic Athens: Cleisthenes
  • Pomeroy, p. 122
  • D&G ch. 5 (pp. 123-46)

Final draft of short essay due.
M 2/27 MIDTERM EXAM
[review sheet]


MARCH

Date Topic Readings
W 3/1 Herodotus
  • Pomeroy, pp. 180-1
  • D&G, pp. 447-8
  • Hdt., introduction, origins of conflict: pp. vii-xxi, 1-27
F 3/3 The rise of Persia
  • Pomeroy, pp. 122-6
  • Hdt., Cyrus & Darius: pp. 28 (§1.95), 30-42 (1.107-38), 46-50 (1.201-16), 66-9 (3.65-82), 82-6 (4.46-142)
M 3/6 Ionian Revolt, First Persian War
  • Pomeroy, pp. 127-32
  • Hdt., Darius' wars: pp. 90-116
  • D&G, pp. 181-2; 7.1, 9-17
W 3/8 2nd Persian War: preparations, Thermopylae
  • Pomeroy, pp. 132-5
  • Hdt., Xerxes & Thermopylae: pp. 119-51
  • D&G 7.18-24, 26-9
F 3/10 2nd Persian War cont.: Salamis
  • Pomeroy, pp. 135-7
  • Hdt., Salamis & freedom: pp. 151-89
  • D&G 7.30-42, 44-8, 50-1

MAP QUIZ 2 (Artemisium, Assyria, Cappadocia, Delphi, Eretria, Halicarnassus, the Hellespont, Ionia, Lydia, Marathon, Media, Miletus, Naxos, Salamis, Sardis, Scythia, Thebes, Thermopylae, Thessaly)
3/11-19 SPRING BREAK
M 3/20 The Pentekontaetia: Delian League, Athenian Empire
  • Pomeroy, pp. 138-45
  • Martin, The Democratic Reform of the Athenian System of Justice (9.2.2-6)
  • D&G pp. 219-20; 8.1-19, 24-7
W 3/22 The Pentekontaetia: Political & social life in 5th-century Athens
  • Pomeroy, pp. 145-8, 157-64
  • Martin, The Citizenship Law of Pericles (9.3.1); The Periclean Building Program: Private Dwellings (9.4.1.0-1)
  • D&G, pp. 240-1 ("Pericles 'The Olympian'"); 8.21-3; pp. 294-5 (repeat); 10.1-2, 10-11, 14-6, 20, 35-46; 11.21-2 (repeat)
F 3/24 Art & Architecture in 5th-cen. Athens
  • Pomeroy, pp. 148-57, 169-77
  • Martin, The Periclean Building Program (9.4.3-7, esp. §s on cost of program, & Parthenon frieze)
  • D&G 10.3-8
M 3/27 Intellectual Life in 5th-cen. Athens
  • Pomeroy, pp. 177-93
  • D&G, pp. 13.62-4
  • Sophists:
    • Plato, Protagoras 312a-15b, 318a-19a (start here and page forward)
    • Plato, Gorgias 452e
W 3/29 Greece on the Eve of the Peloponnesian War
  • Pomeroy, pp. 166-8, 193-8
  • D&G, pp. 251-2, 450-1; 9.6
  • Thuc., pp. 15-37
F 3/31 Peloponnesian War: Pericles & the plague (432-429)
  • Pomeroy, pp. 200-4
  • Martin, The Course of the Peloponnesian War (12.1.3-5)
  • Thuc., pp. 39-58
  • D&G 13.29, 86


APRIL

Date Topic Readings
M 4/3 Peloponnesian War: Justice & power (428-427)
  • Pomeroy, pp. 204-6
  • Thuc., pp. 59-87
  • D&G 9.7, 9, 12-8
W 4/5 Peloponnesian War: The dark side of human nature (427-416)
  • Pomeroy, pp. 206-13
  • Martin, Attack on Melos (12.1.11)
  • Thuc., pp. 89-109
  • D&G 9.10-1, 19
F 4/7 Guest Lecture, Prof. Dan Curley: The Peloponnesian War & Drama Euripides, The Trojan Women (handout)
M 4/10 Peloponnesian War: Sicilian Expedition (415-13)
  • Pomeroy, pp. 213-7
  • Thuc., pp. 111-54
  • D&G 9.20-24

First draft of final project due.
W 4/12 The End of the War and Its Aftermath (413-401)
  • Pomeroy, 217-247
  • Thuc., pp. 155-60
  • D&G 9.25-31; 11.24, 26

MAP QUIZ 3 (Amphipolis, Black Sea, Corcyra, Corinth, Delos, Egesta, Euboea, Megara, Melos, Mytilene, Plataea, Samos, Sicily, Syracuse)
F 4/14 Presentation & critique of projects  
M 4/17 Social, Political, and Intellectual Life in the 4th-century Polis
  • Pomeroy, 227-30, 235-53
  • D&G 9.32-41; 13.50-1
W 4/19 The Struggle for Supremacy in 4th-century Greece
F 4/21 PARILIA: CLASS CANCELLED
M 4/24 4th century: Philip II & the Rise of Macedon
  • Pomeroy, pp. 254-69
W 4/26 Alexander the Great
Final project due.
F 4/28 Alexander the Great & His Successors
  • Pomeroy, pp. 283-303


MAY

Date Topic Readings
M 5/1 The Hellenistic World
  • Pomeroy, pp. 303-29
Th 5/11 FINAL EXAM, 6 PM, TISCH 302
[review sheet]
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