Political Philosophy in Ancient Greece

Course Information
TitleΠολιτική Φιλοσοφία στην Αρχαία Ελλάδα / Political Philosophy in Ancient Greece
FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorVasileios Betsakos
Course ID100001037

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīma Politikṓn Epistīmṓn 2023-sīmera

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course115

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the courses, students will be in touch with ancient greek political philosophy, they will be able to recognize the difference between the main political theories, they will know the basic elements of the political theories and they will be in position to use the main philosophical concepts concerning politics.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course examines the key points of ancient Greek political thought. Based on primary philosophical texts (mainly Plato’s and Aristotle’s), the course offers an introduction to the problems, concepts and methods of classical political philosophy. Special emphasis is laid on the relation between ancient political philosophy and contemporary political theories.
Ancient Greek Political Thought, Democracy, Polis, Sophists, Plato, Aristotle
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment983.6
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
- J. Coleman, Ιστορία της πολιτικής σκέψης. Από την αρχαία Ελλάδα μέχρι τους πρώτους χριστιανικούς χρόνους, Κριτική, Αθήνα 2005. - C. Mossé, Iστορία των πολιτικών θεωριών στην αρχαία Eλλάδα, I. Zαχαρόπουλος, Aθήνα.
Additional bibliography for study
- M. Vegetti, Iστορία της αρχαίας φιλοσοφίας, Π. Tραυλός, Aθήνα 2000. - H αρχαία σοφιστική. Tα σωζόμενα αποσπάσματα, Γνώση, Aθήνα 1991. - Πλάτων, Πολιτεία, Πόλις, Aθήνα 2002. - Aριστοτέλης, Πολιτικά, Πάπυρος, Aθήνα 1975. - A. E. Taylor, Πλάτων. O άνθρωπος και το έργο του, M.I.E.T., Aθήνα 1992. - Κ. Ψυχοπαίδης, Ο φιλόσοφος, ο πολιτικός και ο τύραννος, Πόλις, Αθήνα 1999. - J. Brun, O Πλάτων και η Aκαδημία, I. Zαχαρόπουλος, Aθήνα, χ.χ. - I. Düring, O Aριστοτέλης. Παρουσίαση & ερμηνεία της σκέψης του, 2 τ., MIET, Aθήνα 1991-1994. - W. D. Ross, Aριστοτέλης, M.I.E.T., Aθήνα 1991. - W. Kullmann, H πολιτική σκέψη του Aριστοτέλη, M.I.E.T., Aθήνα 1996. - F. Wolff, O Aριστοτέλης και η πολιτική, Kαρδαμίτσα, Aθήνα 1995.
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