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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.
10/2

Sparta: early history, relations with Messenia ("THIS is Sparta!")
Essay 2: assignment

  • AGW pp. 127-143
  • D&G nos. 2.41, pp. 147-148, nos. 6.1-2, 6.7, 6.41-42
  • Hdt. 5.39-54
10/5

Sparta: internal problems, reforms, the agoge and laws
Handout

  • AGW pp. 172-176, 184-187, 203-209
  • D&G nos. 6.3-6, 6.9-13, 6.15-21, 6.24-25, 6.27-30, 6.31-35, 6.51-53
  • Hdt. 7.102-104 (on attitudes towards freedom, warfare and the law)
10/7

Tyranny

  • AGW pp. 137-154
  • D&G pp. 31-32, nos. 2.1, 2.4, 2.6-14, 2.30-2.31, 2.37-2.40, 2.43-2.45
  • Hdt. 1.6-16; 3.39-60, 120-128, 142-143; 5.66-68; 6.125-131
  • PLEASE READ THIS .PDF AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS
10/9

Essay 2: first draft circulated; peer critique

10/12

Citizens, Non-Citizens, and Slaves
Essay 2: second draft due

  • AGW pp. 178-202
  • D&G ch. 11
10/14

Citizens, Non-Citizens, and Slaves continued
Handout

  • AGW pp. 178-202
  • D&G ch. 11
10/16

Archaic Athens: Crisis and Reform - Governments of Kylon, Drakon, Solon
"Women in Archaic Greece" (for Monday)
Check out the Athenian agora in Google Earth

Archaic Athens: Crisis and Reform - Governments of Kylon, Drakon, Solon (older PowerPoint version)

Handout

  • AGW pp. 131-135, 194-196
  • Plut. Solon: focus on his reforms of the Athenian constitution
  • Hdt. 1.29-33, 86; 5.71
  • D&G nos. 2.17-19, pp. 61-90 (introduction + 3.1-39)
10/19

Archaic Women: From Homer to Sappho, from Sparta to Athens
Guest Lecturer: Prof. Leslie Mechem
Essay 2: instructor's critiques distributed

  • D&G 13.1-7, 9-12
  • "Women in Archaic Greece: Talk in Praise and Blame," from Women in the Classical World: Image and Text, ed. by E. Fantham, H.P. Foley, et al. (Oxford University Press, 1994), 10-53 (handout)
10/21

Archaic Athens: Reform and Tyranny - Peisistratids

Archaic Athens: Reform and Tyranny - Peisistratids (older PowerPoint version)
Essay 2: final draft due together with portfolio (drafts 1-2 and peer critique): Friday, 12pm

  • AGW pp. 224 (last paragraph)-225
  • D&G 3.15-39, ch. 4 (pp. 91-122)
  • Hdt. 1.59-64
10/23 Study Day
10/26 Midterm
10/28

Archaic Athens: Kleisthenes and Revolution
Project: assignment

  • AGW pp. 210-234
  • D&G ch. 5 (pp. 123-146), ch. 13.39, 40, 65-74, 76
  • Hdt. 5.55-96; 6.87-93
  • Map of Attica
10/30

Herodotus, conflicts in Greece and between Greece and Persia, and the economics of archaic Greece