|Title||Αθηναϊκή δημοκρατία: Θεσμοί και ιδεολογία / Athenian democracy: Institutions and Ideology|
|Cycle / Level||2nd / Postgraduate|
Programme of Study: Philosophy: Texts, Interpretations, Practices
Registered students: 3
|Istoría tīs Filosofías||Elective Courses||Winter/Spring||-||10|
|Politikī, Īthikī, Díkaio||Elective Courses beloging to the selected specialization||Winter/Spring||-||10|
|Academic Year||2019 – 2020|
|Class ID|| |
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
- Face to face
Digital Course Content
- e-Study Guide https://qa.auth.gr/en/class/1/600148872
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
- Greek (Instruction, Examination)
There are no prerequisites
Students are expected to have in depth knowledge of the the history of the Athenian Democracy, understand the structure of its basic operations and be apble to reflect on the values underlying them.
- Work in teams
- Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Athens was governed through popular rule from 508/7 to 323 BC. Athenian democracy constitutes a significant achievement which remains a source of inspiration and continues to give rise to various scholarly controversies. In this course we will try -through the study of primary and secondary sources- to understand the evolution of this form of government, its structure and the ways it met the challenges that threatened its existence. We will also discuss critical approaches to athenian democracy put forward by philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle. Our aim is to go beyond popular stereotypes and misconceptions regarding its operations and ideology.
Athenian democracy, direct democracy
Educational Material Types
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
- Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Digitalized material is sent to students through e-mail.
Students are evaluated on their ability to publicly present a scholarly issue and give adequate written answers to complex questions.
Student Assessment methods
- Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
- Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
- Performance / Staging (Formative)
- Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δεν προβλέπεται κάποιο βιβλίο από τον Εύδοξο
Additional bibliography for study
-Σακελλαρίου, Η Αθηναϊκή δηημοκρατία -Λυσίας, Κατά των σιτοπωλών -Ψευδο-Ξενοφών, Αθηναίων πολιτεία -Παιονίδης, «Civic Education in Democratic Athens» -Raaflaub, «Μια υποθετική αντιπαράθεση για τη δημοκρατία» -Cammack, «Τhe Democratic Significance of the Athenian Courts»