The Ancient World: Greece

A black and white photo of a painting.

A city of ancient Greece. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-12756 (b&w film copy neg.)].)

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MIT Course Number

21H.301

As Taught In

Fall 2004

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Highlights

This course features archived syllabi from various semesters.

Course Description

This course elaborates the history of Ancient Greece from the Bronze Age to the death of Alexander. It covers major social, economic, political, and religious trends. It also includes discussions on Homer, heroism, and the Greek identity; the hoplite revolution and the rise of the city-state; Herodotus, Persia, and the (re)birth of history; Empire, Thucydidean rationalism, and the Peloponnesian War; Platonic constructs; Aristotle, Macedonia, and Hellenism. Emphasis is on use of primary sources in translation.

Broadhead, William. 21H.301 The Ancient World: Greece, Fall 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/history/21h-301-the-ancient-world-greece-fall-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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