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CLAS0151Z-F13

The Golden Age of Athens
Discussion

The Golden Age of Athens: History and Literature
In this course we will trace the unprecedented intellectual innovation that begins with Greece’s triumph over the Persian invasions in 490 and 480-479 BC, continues through the emergence of radical democracy and imperialism at Athens, and culminates in the Peloponnesian War and Athens’ defeat in 404 BC by her former ally, Sparta. Through intensive study of selected works of historiography (Herodotus, Thucydides), tragedy (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides), comedy (Aristophanes), and philosophy (Plato), we will explore the central concerns of 5th-century Athenians: freedom and power, knowledge and virtue, law and nature, and the place of the divine in the human world. 3 hr. lect., 1 hr. disc.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
92245

Course

CLAS0151

All Sections in Fall 2013

Fall 2013

CLAS0151A-F13 Lecture (Sfyroeras)
CLAS0151Y-F13 Discussion (Sfyroeras)
CLAS0151Z-F13 Discussion (Sfyroeras)