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ANHS2603 - Ancient Greek Democracies

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Alastair John Lacy Blanshard

Description

This unit studies the rise and working of democracy in ancient Greece, examining Athens from the time of Solon through the fifth century and into the fourth century B.C. We shall look at the history of Athens and her relation to other cities, and evaluate the evidence of historians and of inscriptions. Athenian political institutions and social history, including the role of the theatre, looking at both tragedy and comedy, the role of other festivals and the law and the lives of the elite and the "forgotten people", such as women and slaves, will be considered.

Assessments

1x2 hour exam (40%), 1x2500 word class paper (50%) and participation (10%)

Classes

2x1 hour lectures and 1x1 hour tutorial per week

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points of Ancient History or History OR 6 junior credit points of Ancient History and 6 junior credit points of either Classical Studies, Latin, Greek (Ancient), or Archaeology

Prohibitions

ANHS2003

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