CLAS111-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Greek History

15 points
18 Feb 2019 - 23 Jun 2019

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 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 West 213A 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 E12 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 E12 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 413 25 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
02 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 411 25 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun
03 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 411 25 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator

Victor Parker

Assessment

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $761.00

International fee $3,188.00

* 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

  • CLAS111-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019