SYLLABUS:
(All reading assignments are due on the following week.)

Week 1 (August 25)
Part I:  Course Introduction & The Western Tradition
Part II: The Homeric Age and the Origins of the Polis
Reading Assignment: Ancient Greece, Introduction and Chapter One
Here's a link to the Study Guide for the Introduction and Chapter One
Here's a link to the lecture on Homer Part I (PowerPoint)
Here's a link to the lecture on Homer Part II (PowerPoint)
 
 

Week #2 (September 1)
Part I :  Community Formation, Homer Books I-II
Part II: Religion in Ancient Greece
Reading Assignment: Homer's Odyssey, Books I-III, Ancient Greece, Chapter Two
Here's a link to the Study Guide for Chapter Two
Here's a link to the lecture on Greek City Formation (PowerPoint)
Here's a link to the lecture on Greek Religion (PowerPoint)
Here's a link to Jon's lecture on Homer (PowerPoint)
 

Week #3 (September 8)
Part I: The Archaic Period
Part II: Sparta
Reading Assignment: Homer's Odyssey, Books IV-VI, Ancient Greece, Chapter Three
 

Week #4 (September 15)
Part I: Sparta
Part II: The Spartan Constitution
 

Week #5 (September 22)
Exam I
Reading Assignment: Homer's Odyssey, Books VII-IX, AncientGreece, Chapter Four
 

Week #6 (September 29)
Part I: Athens, Part I
Part II: Athens, Part II
Reading Assignment: Homer's Odyssey, Books X-XII, Ancient Greece,Chapter Five
 
 

Week #7 (October 6)
Part I: The Persian Wars, Part I
Part II: After the Persian Wars
Reading Assignment: Homer's Odyssey, Books XIII-XIV, Ancient Greece, Chapter Six
 
 

Week #8 (October 13)
Part I: Democracy & Political Thought
Part II: The Athenian Empire
Reading Assignment: Homer's Odyssey, BooksXV-XVI, Ancient Greece,Chapter Seven
 

Week #9 (October 20)
Part I Herodotus
Part II: The Peloponnesian War
Reading Assignment: Ancient Greece, Chapter Eight
 

Week #10 (October 27)
Exam II
Reading Assignment: Homer's Odyssey, Books XVII-XVIII
 

Week #11 (November 3)
Part I: Ancient Athletics & The Olympic Games
Part II: TBA
Reading Assignment: Homer's Odyssey, Books XIX-XX, Ancient Greece, Chapter Nine

Week #12 (November 10)
Part I: Greek Drama
Part II: TBA
Reading Assignment: Homer's Odyssey, Books XXI-XXII, Ancient Greece, Chapter Ten
 
 

Week #13 (November 17)
Part I: Greece after the Peloponnesian War
Part II: Women In Ancient Greece
Reading Assignment: Homer's Odyssey, Books XXIII-XXIV
 

Week #14 (November 24)
No class (Thanksgiving)
Reading Assignment: Ancient Greece, Chapter Eleven

Week #15 (December 1)
Part I: Philip of Macedon
Part II: Alexander the Great
 

Week #16 (December 8)
Exam III