Readings

[H] = Hurwit, Jeffrey M. The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles. Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780521527408.

[S] = Samons II, Loren J., ed. The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Pericles. Cambridge University Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780521003896. [Preview with Google Books]

SES # TOPICS READINGS
1 Introduction: Space and Society in Ancient Athens No readings assigned
2 Pericles and the Polis

[S] “Introduction: Athenian History and Society in the Age of Pericles.”

Plutarch. “Pericles.” In Greek Lives. Translated by Robin Waterfield. Oxford Paperbacks, 2009. ISBN: 9780199540051.

3 The Rise of the Athenian Empire

Herodotus. “Book 6: Sections 102–20,” “Book 7: Sections 138–48,” and “Book 8: Sections 21–112”. In The Histories. Translated by Aubrey de Selincourt. Revised with Introduction and Notes by John Marincola. Penguin Classics, 2003. ISBN: 9780140449082.

Thucydides. “Book One: The Pentecontaetia.” In History of the Peloponnesian War. Translated by Rex Warner, with an Introduction and Notes by M. I. Finley. Penguin Classics, 1972. ISBN: 9780140440393.

4 The Democratic Revolution

Aristotle. “The Constitution of the Athens.” In Aristotle and Xenophon on Democracy and Oligarchy. Translations with Introductions and Commentary by J. M. Moore. University of California Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780520266056.

[S] Rhodes, P. J. Chapter 2: Democracy and Empire.

5 The Athenian Agora

Millett, Paul. “Encounters in the Agora.” Chapter 12 in Kosmos: Essays in Order, Conflict and Community in Classical Athens. Edited by Paul Cartledge, Paul Millett, and Sitta von Reden. Cambridge University Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780521525930. [Preview with Google Books]

[S] Kallet, Lisa. Chapter 3: The Athenian Economy.

6 Democracy in Action

Moore, J. M., ed. “The Constitution of the Athens: Commentary.” In Aristotle and Xenophon on Democracy and Oligarchy. University of California Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780520266056.

[S] Sealey, R. Chapter 10: Democratic Theory and Practice.

7 The Athenians and their Gods

[S] Boedeker, Deborah. Chapter 2: Athenian Religion in the Age of Pericles.

8 Panathenaea: Festival of Athena

[H] Chapter 1: The Rock and the Goddess.

Neils, Jenifer. “The Panathenaia: An Introduction.” In Goddess and Polis: The Panathenaic Festival in Ancient Athens. Princeton University Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780691002231.

9 The Athenian Acropolis I

[H] Chapter 3: Pericles, Athens, and the Building Program.

[H] Chapter 4: The Parthenon.

[H] Chapter 5: The Propylaia.

10 The Athenian Acropolis II

[H] Chapter 6: The Erechtheion: The Classical Temple of Athena Polias.

[H] Chapter 7: The Sanctuary of Athena Nike.

[H] Chapter 8: The Rest of the Program.

11 Reading the Acropolis

[H] Chapter 9: Conclusion. The Periclean Acropolis as a Whole.

Neils, Jenifer. “Iconologia: Interpreting the Frieze.” Chapter 6 in The Parthenon Frieze. Cambridge University Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780521684026.

12 The City Dionysia: The Theater and Festival of Dionysus

[S] Henderson, Jeffrey. Chapter 7: Drama and Democracy.

Osborne, Robin. “Competitive Festivals and the Polis: A Context for Dramatic Festivals at Athens.” Chapter 8 in Athenian Democracy. Edited by P. J. Rhodes. Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780195221404. [Preview with Google Books]

13 Tragedy

Sophocles. “Antigone.” In Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Electra. Translated by H. D. F. Kitto. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Edith Hall. Oxford’s Paperbacks, 2009. ISBN: 9780199537174.

Hall, Edith, ed. “Explanatory Notes: Antigone.” In Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Electra. Translated by H. D. F. Kitto. Oxford’s Paperbacks, 2009. ISBN: 9780199537174.

14 Comedy

Aristophanes. “Birds.” In Birds and Other Plays. Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Stephen Halliwell. Oxford’s Paperbacks, 2009. ISBN: 9780199555673.

Halliwell, Stephen. “Explanatory Notes: Birds.” In Birds and Other Plays. Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Stephen Halliwell. Oxford’s Paperbacks, 2009. ISBN: 9780199555673.

15 Gymnasia

Wycherley, R. E. “Peripatos: The Athenian Philosophical Scene–II.” Greece & Rome 9, no. 1 (1962): 2–21.

Fisher, Nick. “Gymnasia and the Democratic Values of Leisure.” Chapter 6 in Kosmos: Essays in Order, Conflict and Community in Classical Athens. Edited by Paul Cartledge, Paul Millett, and Sitta von Reden. Cambridge University Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780521525930. [Preview with Google Books]

16 Greek Domestic Space

Tsakirgis, Barbara. “Living Near the Agora: Houses and Households in Central Athens.” In The Athenian Agora: New Perspectives on an Ancient Site. Edited by John McK. Camp II and Craig A. Mauzy. American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2010. ISBN: 9783805340823.

Jameson, Michael. “Private Space and the Greek City.” Chapter 7 in The Greek City: From Homer to Alexander. Edited by Oswyn Murray and Simon Price. Clarendon Press, 1991. ISBN: 9780198147916. [Preview with Google Books]

Nevett, Lisa C. “A Space for ‘Hurling the Furniture’? Architecture and the Development of Greek Domestic Symposia.” Chapter 3 in Domestic Space in Classical Antiquity. Cambridge University Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780521789455. [Preview with Google Books]

17 Symposium

Plato. “Symposium: Translated by Seth Benardete.” In The Dialogues of Plato. Bantam Classics, 1986. ISBN: 9780553213713.

18 The Peloponnesian War

Thucydides. “Book Two: Pericles' Funeral Oration,” “Book Three: The Mytilenian Debate,” “Book Five: The Melian Dialogue,” and “Book Six: Launching of the Sicilian Expedition.” In History of the Peloponnesian War. Translated by Rex Warner, with an Introduction and Notes by M. I. Finley. Penguin Classics, 1972. ISBN: 9780140440393.

[S] Lendon, J. E. Chapter 11: Athens and Sparta and the Coming of the Peloponnesian War.

19

Panhellenic Athens I: Delphi

No readings assigned; work on final project
20 Pythian Apollo and the Delphic Oracle

Lloyd-Jones, Hugh. “The Delphic Oracle.” Greece & Rome 23, no. 1 (1976): 60–73.

Scott, Michael. “Oracle.” Chapter 1 in Delphi: A History of the Center of the Ancient World. Princeton University Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780691169842.

21 Class Test No readings assigned; work on final project
22

Panhellenic Athens II: Olympia and the Olympic Games

No readings assigned; work on final project
23 The Legacy of Classical Athens No readings Assigned; work on final project

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