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CLAS0331

Sparta And Athens

Sparta and Athens
For over 200 years, Athens and Sparta were recognized as the most powerful Greek city-states, and yet one was a democracy (Athens), the other an oligarchy (Sparta). One promoted the free and open exchange of ideas (Athens); one tried to remain closed to outside influence (Sparta). This course studies the two city-states from the myths of their origins through their respective periods of hegemony to their decline as imperial powers. The goal is to understand the interaction between political success and intellectual and cultural development in ancient Greece. 2 hrs. lect., 1 hr. disc.
Subject:
Classics
Department:
Classics
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP EUR HIS LIT
Equivalent Courses:
HIST0331

Sections

Spring 2013

CLAS0331A-S13 Lecture (Chaplin)
CLAS0331B-S13 Lecture (Chaplin)
CLAS0331X-S13 Discussion (Chaplin)
CLAS0331Y-S13 Discussion (Chaplin)
CLAS0331Z-S13 Discussion (Chaplin)

Spring 2008

CLAS0331A-S08 Lecture (Chaplin)
CLAS0331X-S08 Discussion (Chaplin)
CLAS0331Y-S08 Discussion (Chaplin)
CLAS0331Z-S08 Discussion (Chaplin)