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Course: Introduction to Ancient Greek History with Donald Kagan

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This is an introductory course in Greek history tracing the development of Greek civilization as manifested in political, intellectual, and creative achievements from the Bronze Age to the end of the classical period. Students read original sources in translation as well as the works of modern scholars.
Lec 1 - Introduction - Introduction to A ...
"Lec 1 - Introduction" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) Professor Donald Kagan explains why people should study the ancient Greeks. He argues that the Greeks are worthy of our...
Lec 2 - The Dark Ages
"Lec 2 - The Dark Ages" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Donald Kagan explores the earliest history of Greek civilization. He demonstrates how small...
Lec 3 - The Dark Ages (cont.)
"Lec 3 - The Dark Ages (cont.)" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan addresses what scholars call the Homeric question. He asks: what society do...
Lec 4 - The Rise of the Polis
"Lec 4 - The Rise of the Polis" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Donald Kagan offers a sketch of the Greek heroic code of ethics. He shows that in this...
Lec 5 - The Rise of the Polis (cont.)
"Lec 5 - The Rise of the Polis (cont.)" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Donald Kagan tells the story of the emergence of the polis from the Dark Ages....
Lec 6 - The Greek
"Lec 6 - The Greek " Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Donald Kagan discusses the emergence of a new style of warfare among the Greeks, the hoplite...
Lec 7 - The Greek
"Lec 7 - The Greek " Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Donald Kagan explores the rise of Greek colonies. He argues that the rise of new colonies was...
Lec 8 - Sparta
"Lec 8 - Sparta" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Donald Kagan explores the rise, fall, and significance of tyrannies in the Greek polis. He argues...
Lec 9 - Sparta (cont.)
"Lec 9 - Sparta (cont.)" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Donald Kagan explores the development and character of Sparta. He points out that in Sparta,...
Lec 10 - The Rise of Athens
"Lec 10 - The Rise of Athens" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan finishes up his description of the Spartan constitution. He argues that Sparta had...
Lec 11 - The Rise of Athens (cont.)
"Lec 11 - The Rise of Athens (cont.)" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan traces the development of Athens. He argues that Athens, like other...
Lec 12 - The Persian Wars
"Lec 12 - The Persian Wars" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan examines in detail the development, growing pains, and emergence of Athenian...
Lec 13 - The Athenian Empire
"Lec 13 - The Athenian Empire" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan traces the development and the power of the Persian empire. He also shows how the...
Lec 14 - The Athenian Empire (cont.)
"Lec 14 - The Athenian Empire (cont.)" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Donald Kagan examines the developments that took place after the Greek victory...
Lec 15 - Athenian Democracy
"Lec 15 - Athenian Democracy" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan describes the mechanics of the Delian League and its transformation into the...
Lec 16 - Athenian Democracy (cont.)
"Lec 16 - Athenian Democracy (cont.)" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan continues to discuss the constitution of Athens. In particular, he...
Lec 17 - The Peloponnesian War, Part I
"Lec 17 - The Peloponnesian War, Part I" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan describes the events that lead up the Peloponnesian War. He argues that...
Lec 18 - The Peloponnesian War, Part I ( ...
"Lec 18 - The Peloponnesian War, Part I (cont.)" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan describes the aftermath of the Thirty Years Peace. He argues...
Lec 19 - The Peloponnesian War, Part II
"Lec 19 - The Peloponnesian War, Part II" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan focuses on the causes of the Peloponnesian War and the possible...
Lec 20 - The Peloponnesian War, Part II ...
"Lec 20 - The Peloponnesian War, Part II (cont.)" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan examines Pericles as a general. First, he describes Pericles'...
Lec 21 - The Struggle for Hegemony in Fo ...
"Lec 21 - The Struggle for Hegemony in Fourth-Century Greece" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan describes the aftermath of the Peloponnesian War...
Lec 22 - The Struggle for Hegemony in Fo ...
"Lec 22 - The Struggle for Hegemony in Fourth-Century Greece (cont.)" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan examines the continuation of Spartan...
Lec 23 - Twilight of the Polis
"Lec 23 - Twilight of the Polis" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan describes the growth of a new power: Thebes. Under the leadership of...
Lec 24 - Twilight of the Polis (cont.) a ...
"Lec 24 - Twilight of the Polis (cont.) and Conclusion" Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan tells the story of the rise of Philip and describes his...

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