Course Information
TitleΚλασική Εποχή / The Classical Period
CodeΙΑΕ 705
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600015974

Programme of Study: Historical Research

Registered students: 6
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Archaías Ellīnikīs kai Rōmaïkīs IstoríasElective CoursesWinter/Spring-15

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600161693
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
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)
Learning Outcomes
Students who attend the course are expected to • Understand the theoretical reflection on the character and the chronological limits of the Classical period of Greek history and the sources on which its historical study is based. • ger familiar with the basic characteristics of the political and social organization of the Greek communities of the period. • Understand the process that has led to the gradual transformation of state institutions and the policies pursued by the then prevailing city-states. • be sensitized to methodological and practical issues that may arise from the researcher's involvement in the field he is studying • Practice the oral and written presentation of their ideas / arguments
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The seminar sets out to describe Greek history from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 to the death of Alexander the Great. It combines analysis with narrative, which combines other aspects of Greek life with political and military matters.Main aim of the course is to make a straightforward account, clearly showing the evidence on which it is based. At the same time this approach partly hides the problem concerning those areas and events not covered by the largely Athens-centred evidence. To some extent this has been compensated by using wherever possible epigraphic and numismatic evidence. The seminar sets out to describe Greek history from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 to the death of Alexander the Great. It combines analysis with narrative, which combines other aspects of Greek life with political and military matters.Main aim of the course is to make a straightforward account, clearly showing the evidence on which it is based. At the same time this approach partly hides the problem concerning those areas and events not covered by the largely Athens-centred evidence. To some extent this has been compensated by using wherever possible epigraphic and numismatic evidence. Εβδομαδιαίο πρόγραμμα μαθημάτων 1η Εβδομάδα: Γενική εισαγωγή. Περιγράφοντας την ελληνική ιστορία πριν από το 478. Οι κύριες ιστορικές πηγές της περιόδου. 2η εβδομάδα: Η Δηλιακή Συμμαχία. Συζήτηση επιλεγμένων πηγών. 3η εβδομάδα: Η Πελοπόννησος στις αρχές του 5ου αιώνα. η αντιπαράθεση μεταξύ της Σπάρτης και του Άργους, η εμφάνιση διαφόρων συνοικισμών (συγχώνευση) και ιδιαίτερα οι εξελίξεις των περίπλοκων σχέσεων εντός της Σπάρτης. Συζήτηση επιλεγμένων πηγών. 4η εβδομάδα: Η Αθήνα μετά τους Περσικούς Πολέμους. Ο Θεμιστοκλής, ο Εφιάλτης και οι μεταρρυθμίσεις του στα θεσμικά όργανα, η αντανάκλαση των πολιτικών αλλαγών στην πρώιμη τραγική ποίηση. Συζήτηση επιλεγμένων πηγών. 5η εβδομάδα: Η αθηναϊκή ηγεμονία στα μέσα του 5ου αιώνα, η εξωτερική πολιτική της Αθήνας μεταξύ του 460 και της ειρήνης του 446/5. Συζήτηση επιλεγμένων πηγών. 6η εβδομάδα: Η Αθήνα του Περικλή (462/1-433/2). Συζήτηση επιλεγμένων πηγών. 7η εβδομάδα: Οι Έλληνες στη Δύση. Συζήτηση επιλεγμένων πηγών. 8η εβδομάδα: Η άνοδος και η πτώση της αθηναϊκής Αυτοκρατορίας. Συζήτηση επιλεγμένων πηγών. 9η εβδομάδα: Ο Πελοποννησιακός πόλεμος. Συζήτηση επιλεγμένων πηγών. 10η εβδομάδα: Μετά το 404. Αθήνα, Σπάρτη και Θήβα. Οι επικρατούσες έννοιες και γεγονότα του πρώτου μισού του τέταρτου αιώνα. Συζήτηση επιλεγμένων πηγών. 11η εβδομάδα: Μετά τις 404. Εσωτερικές εξελίξεις στην Αθήνα. Συζήτηση επιλεγμένων πηγών. 12η εβδομάδα: Φίλιππος Β' της Μακεδονίας. Συζήτηση επιλεγμένων πηγών. 13η εβδομάδα: 336-323, Αλέξανδρος Γ, κατάκτηση της Περσικής Αυτοκρατορίας. Συζήτηση επιλεγμένων πηγών. Course Weekly Schedule Week 1: General Introduction. Outlining Greek history before 478. The primary historical sources for the period. Week 2: The Formation of the Delian League. General survey and discussion of sources Week 3: The Peloponnese in the early fifth century; the controversy between Sparta and Argos, the emergence of various so-called synoecisms (amalgamations), and especially the developments of the complicated relations within Sparta. Discussion of selected sources. Week 4: Athens after the Persian Wars. Themistocles, Ephialtes and his reforms of the institutions, the reflection of political changes in early tragic poetry. Discussion of selected sources. Week 5: The Athenian Empire in the mid fifth century, in fact the foreign policy of Athens between 460 and the beginning of the Thirty Years’ Peace in 446/5. Discussion of selected sources. Week 6: Periclean Athens, from 462/1 to 433/2. Discussion of selected sources. Week 7: The Greeks in the West. Discussion of selected sources. Week 8: The rise and fall of the Athenian Empire. Discussion of selected sources. Week 9: The Peloponnesian War. Discussion of selected sources. Week 10: After 404. Athens, Sparta, and Thebes. The prevailing notions and events of the first section of the fourth century. Discussion of selected sources. Week 11: After 404. Ιnternal affairs in Athens in this period. Discussion of selected sources. Week 12: Philip II of Macedon. Discussion of selected sources. Week 13: 336-323, Alexander III, conquest of the Persian Empire. Discussion of selected sources.
Keywords
Athens, Sparta, Persia, democracy, Macedonia
Educational Material Types
  • Selected bibliography
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
Lectures391.3
Seminars1344.5
Reading Assigment1525.1
Written assigments1254.2
Total45015
Student Assessment
Description
Students will have to study weekly specific book chapters, articles and primary sources, and present, orally or in written, brief reports of their critical reading. Students' evaluation will depend on their weekly presentations, their ability to argue and to answer complicated questions based on bibliography and the relevant sources, and on their final essay for the course.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
Last Update
26-09-2018