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LEC # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Introduction

2 The Myth of Troy: Homer

3 The Archaeology of Troy: Schliemann

4 Discussion 1: Myth and History

5 Homeric Society

6 Dark Age Archaeology: Lefkandi

7 Discussion 2: History before History -Homer and Hesiod

8 The Polis

9 Exploration and Colonization

10 Discussion 3: Greeks and Barbarians -The Importance of Panhellenic Sanctuaries (Delphi)

11 The Age of Tyranny First paper due
12 Early Sparta

13 Discussion 4: Lycurgus - Sparta’s Legendary Lawgiver

14 Early Athens and the Foundations of Democracy

15 Archaic Art and Architecture

16 Discussion 5: Democracy - Solon and Cleisthenes

17 Persia and the Greeks of Ionia

18 The Persian Wars

19 Discussion 6: Herodotus and Aeschylus, Persians

20 From Delian League to Athenian Empire

21 5th Century Athens

22 Discussion 7: Athenian Democratic Culture

23 The Origins of the Peloponnesian War Second paper due
24 The Peloponnesian War

25 Discussion 8: Thucydides and the Rhetoric of History

26 Effects of the Peloponnesian War

27 Discussion 9: Philosophers and the City

28 The New Spartan Order

29 Classical Art and Architecture

30 Discussion 10: Boston Museum of Fine Arts

31 Boeotia and Fall of Spartan Hegemony Outline of final paper due
32 The Rise of Macedon

33 Alexander the Great

34 Discussion 11: Plutarch’s Alexander

35 The Appeal of Alexander

36 Ancient Greece Today Final paper due

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