Course Information
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600023735

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

Registered students: 13
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
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Required Courses
General Prerequisites
It is recommended that the students have already completed the course IAE151.
Learning Outcomes
• Familiarization of the students with the analysis of sources and the use of the bibliography of the respective module. • Understanding of the formation stages of the democratic state in Athens and its evolutionary course. • Distinguishing the discrepancies between political theory and practice in terms of the implementation of democratic institutions. • Understanding the perception of democracy by its contemporaries and its impact on modern democratic regimes. • Practice in the oral and written presentation of subjects of the module.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • 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 subject of the course is the examination of the formation and evolution of the democratic state in Ancient Athens during the 5th and 4th cent. BC. Through the use of selected texts, the following subjects are studied: The theoretical background and the place of democracy in the shape of the evolutionary course of the Greek cities’ polities. The genesis of the democratic institutions in Athens and their practical application (political confrontations - conflicts - constitutional deviations). The evolution of democratic institutions (moderate - radical democracy) and the formation of the model Athenian citizen during the 5th and 4th cent. BC. The collapse of the democratic state. At the same time, the perception of Athenian democracy by its contemporaries, its relationship with modern forms of democracy and its effect on the formation of modern democratic regimes are examined.
Classical era, Athens, democracy
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
Written assigments30
Student Assessment
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)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
• J. K. Davies, Η δημοκρατία και η κλασική Ελλάδα (μτφ. Γ. Τσολάκης, επιμ. Ι. Κ. Ξυδόπουλος), Βάνιας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014.
Additional bibliography for study
• Br. Batistin Sebastiani & D. Ferreira Leão (εκδ.), Crises (staseis) and Change (metabolai). Athenian Democracy in the Making, Studi e Saggi 239, Φλωρεντία 2022. • Chr. Carey, Η δημοκρατία στην κλασική Αθήνα (μτφ. Ε. Βολονάκη), Παπαζήσης, Αθήνα 2010. • D. Piovan, Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Athenian Democracy. From the Late Middle Ages to the Contemporary Era, Leiden-Boston 2021. • P. J. Rhodes, Οι ελληνικές πόλεις-κράτη. Μία συλλογή πηγών (Μτφ.-επιμ. Ι. Κ. Ξυδόπουλος), Δ. Παπαδήμας, Αθήνα 2012. • Μ. Β. Σακελλαρίου, Η Αθηναϊκὴ Δημοκρατία, Πανεπιστημιακὲς Εκδόσεις Κρήτης, Ηράκλειο 20084. • 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. • R. K. Sinclair, Δημοκρατία και συμμετοχή στην αρχαία Αθήνα (μτφ. Ε. Ταμβάκη), Καρδαμίτσα, Αθήνα 1997.
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