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HI203 Rise of Athens

Prof. Michael Arnush Ladd 209 x5462
marnush@skidmore.edu Hours: MF 12-1pm
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Date Topics and readings Martin
Chaps.
12/2

Religious life of the polis: D&G pp. 354-382. Please read the entire chapter and prepare a brief (1-2 mins.) statement on what the passages in your section reveal about Greek religious life; you may limit your comments to one passage if you prefer. The first half of the Martin chapter ("Athenian Religious and Cultural Life in the Golden Age" to "Sophocles' Antigone") provides useful background reading.

Eleusinian Mysteries

Emily C., Jess, Brandon

Asklepios the Healer

Hope, Amanda, Nick B.

Olympian Religion

Liz, Nick R., Johanna

Heroes

Ryan, Emily L., Alec

Divination

Andy, Molly, Anastasia

Festivals

Zach, Dana, Gwen

Death and Funeral Customs

Ashley, Adam, Peter

Women and their Religious Role

Sarah, Jeff, Ann

Myrrhine, Priestess of Athena Nike

Simone, Taliah, Sam

Personal Piety

Lily, Mark, Megan

12/4

Peloponnesian War: origins, 432/1 BCE

12/7

Peloponnesian War: Pericles the statesman, 432-429 BCE

  • D&G pp. 240-241; 8.20-23, 9.5, 10.3-7, 11.38, 13.29, 13.86
  • Per. 61-95
12/9
Debate: when & under what circumstances is war the best option?
12/11

Final Day: passing verdict on Pericles, Athens and the empire (PDF)

Assessing Perikles (Powerpoint)

  • Project: final draft due