CLAS111-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Greek History

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

The history of the Greek world from Homer to the Hellenistic age.

The course provides a general introduction to the history of Greece beginning in the Mycenaean period and ending with the advent of Alexander the Great.  

The opening lectures introduce the student to the land of Greece itself.  After a few lectures on the Mycenaeans, the Dark Ages, and colonisation it then proceeds to the society of Athens and Sparta, the two (historiographically) most important city-states. The lectures thereafter focus on the invasion of Greece by the Persian Empire and how the disunited Greeks managed against all odds to repel the Persians at Marathon and Salamis.  The end of the Persian Wars (490-480 B.C.) sets the stage for the rise of the Athenian Empire with all its splendid cultural achievements and its eventual destruction in the course of the grueling Peloponnesian War with Sparta (431-404 B.C.).
           
The defeat of Athens in this war inaugurates, however, a new era in which we see the rise of hitherto obscure states both in Greece (Thebes) and on its periphery (Macedon) during the first half of the 4th century B.C.  Eventually, Macedon under King Philip conquers Greece.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 465 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 465 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 140 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Karl Popper 508 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Karl Popper 508 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
03 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Karl Popper 508 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator

Victor Parker

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Essay 1 20%
Essay 2 30%
Final Exam 50%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $746.00

International fee $3,038.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

All CLAS111 Occurrences

  • CLAS111-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018