GREEK CITY-STATES IN THE CLASSICAL PERIOD: POLITICAL AND SOCIAL HISTORY (ATHENS/SPARTA)

Course Information
TitleΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΗ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΤΩΝ ΠΟΛΕΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΚΛΑΣΣΙΚΗΣ ΕΠΟΧΗΣ (ΑΘΗΝΑ/ΣΠΑΡΤΗ) / GREEK CITY-STATES IN THE CLASSICAL PERIOD: POLITICAL AND SOCIAL HISTORY (ATHENS/SPARTA)
CodeΙΑΕ254
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600023736

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Istorías kai Archaiologías 2020-2021

Registered students: 5
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600248681
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • ΙΑΕ151 INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT GREEK HISTORY
General Prerequisites
It is recommended that the students have already completed the course IAE101=ΙΑΕ151
Learning Outcomes
• Familiarization of the students with the analysis of sources and the use of the bibliography of the respective module. • Students’ understanding of the formation of the city-state and its evolutionary course. • Students’ understanding of the political institutions of Athens during the classical era. • Students’ understanding of the political institutions of Sparta during the classical era. • Students’ perception of the differences between the political system of Athens and Sparta during the classical era. • Practice in the oral and written presentation of subjects of the module.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote that “man is by nature a political animal”, that is, he is a being that lives best in cities, or city-states (Politics, I. 1253 A 2-3. III. 1278 B 19). The main subject of the course is the presentation - through a selection of ancient texts in translation - of the evolution of the city-state. In this context, the variety of formal mechanisms and informal processes within the Greek city-states is examined from the archaic period, with the rise and fall of tyrants as well as the gradual expansion of the citizen body, the classical period of the 5th and of the 4th century BC.
Keywords
Classical era, city-state, Athens, Sparta
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures125
Written assigments30
Exams25
Total180
Student Assessment
Description
Written Examination: 100%. The examination will mainly investigate the understanding of the discussed issues. Comprehension can be checked either by the multiple-question method, by the annotation of sources, or finally by the formulation of critical opinions in essay form. Attending the course is self-evident.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
P. J. Rhodes, Οι ελληνικές πόλεις-κράτη. Μία συλλογή πηγών (Μτφ.-επιμ. Ι. Κ. Ξυδόπουλος), Δ. Παπαδήμας, Αθήνα 2012.
Additional bibliography for study
• A. Andrewes, Αρχαία ελληνική κοινωνία (μτφ. Α. Παναγόπουλος), ΜΙΕΤ, Αθήνα 1983. • F. de Polignac, Η γέννηση της αρχαίας ελληνικής πόλης (μτφ. Ν. Κυριαζόπουλος), ΜΙΕΤ, Αθήνα 2000. • G. Glotz, Η ελληνική «πόλις» (μτφ. Α. Σακελλαρίου), ΜΙΕΤ, Αθήνα 1981. • F. Gschnitzer, Ιστορία της αρχαίας ελληνικής κοινωνίας (μτφ. Ά. Χανιώτης), ΜΙΕΤ, Αθήνα 2011. • M. H. Hansen, POLIS. An Introduction to the Ancient Greek City-State, OUP, Oxford 2006. • C. Morgan, Early Greek States Beyond the Polis, Routledge, London 2003. • R. Osborne, Η γένεση της Ελλάδας, 1200-479 π.Χ. (μτφ. Τ. Σιέτη), Οδυσσέας, Αθήνα 1999. • Μ. Β. Σακελλαρίου, Πόλις. Ένας τύπος αρχαίου ελληνικού κράτους, ΜΙΕΤ, Αθήνα 1999. • W. Schuller, Ιστορία της Αρχαίας Ελλάδας από την Κρητομυκηναϊκή εποχή ως το τέλος των κλασικών χρόνων (μτφ. Α. Καμάρα & Χρ. Κοκκινιά / εποπτεία Κ. Μπουραζέλης), ΜΙΕΤ, Αθήνα 1999. • K. Vlassopoulos, Unthinking the Greek Polis. Ancient Greek History beyond Eurocentrism, CUP, Cambridge 2007.
Last Update
06-02-2024