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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.
11/2

Herodotus, conflicts in Greece and between Greece and Persia (continued)

11/4

Ionia & Persia: the Ionian Revolt and First Persian War (499-490 BCE)

  • AGW pp. 261-264
  • D&G pp. 181-182, nos. 7.2-17
  • Hdt. 5.93-6.42; 6.93-121, 132-140
11/6

Preparations for the 2nd Persian Invasion; Thermopylae

  • AGW p. 264
  • D&G 7.18-30
  • Hdt. 7.1-238
11/9

Second Persian War: Salamis; political freedom

  • Everyone read AGW pp. 264-270; D&G 7.31-51
  • Surnames A-D: read Hdt. book 8
  • Surnames E-L: read Hdt. book 9
  • Surnames M-Z: read Plut. Life of Themistocles
11/11

Tragedy, the stage and the polis

  • Aeschylus Persians
11/13

The foundation of the Delian League; problems of chronology and ideology

  • Per 1-13
  • Plutarch Aristides
11/16

The Pentekontaetia, 479-449
Project: short essay due. Please include a copy of this Academic Integrity Checklist.

11/18

The rise of radical democracy: the early years of Pericles' ascendancy

  • Per pp. 14-24, 32-39, 109-115
  • Plutarch Pericles
11/20

Problems in the Empire: revolutions and responses

  • Sophocles Antigone
11/23

The Pentekontaetia, 449-432: the Periclean "Golden Age"

11/25 Thanksgiving
11/27 Thanksgiving
11/30

The Athenian legal system: women, metics and citizens