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HI203 Rise of Athens

Prof. Michael Arnush Ladd 209 x5462
marnush@skidmore.edu Hours: MF 12-1pm
Overview
Texts
Requirements
September
October
November
December
Web Resources



Date Topics and readings Martin
Chaps.
9/9

Introduction

  • AGW pp. xv-xvi
9/11

What is history?

9/14

Sources & dating; periodization of history; topography & geography

  • AGW ch. 2
  • D&G ch. 14 (pp. 441-461: 441-445 read carefully; skim 445-461 for examples of each genre)
  • Hdt. prooimion (book 1, 1st paragraph)
  • Thuc. 1.1-12 (Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, bk.1, chs.1-12) (.pdf file if Perseus link doesn't work)
9/16

Bronze Age Greece: Minoan & Mycenaean cultures

9/18

Iron Age Greece: Dark Age, migrations, recovery
Essay 1: assignment

9/21

Archaic Greece's renaissance and revolution: epic poetry, introduction of alphabet, rise of the polis

9/23

Panhellenic sanctuaries and panhellenic sentiments

9/25

Colonization
Essay 1: final draft due

9/28 Yom Kippur: no class
9/30

Delphi, colonization and the ritualization of religion
Return Essay 1 - see the Web Resources page on the Skidmore Guide to Writing and the Skidmore Writing Center

Leadership and the polis

  • AGW pp. 119-127
  • Plut. Theseus