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Description

This course investigates the relationship between urban architecture and political, social, and cultural history of Athens in the 5th and 4th centuries BC.

It surveys and analyzes archeological and literary evidence, including the sanctuary of Athena on the Acropolis, the Agora, Greek houses, the histories of Herodotus and Thucydides, plays of Sophocles and Aristophanes, and the panhellenic sanctuaries of Delphi and Olympia.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction: Space and Society in Ancient Athens Unlimited
  • Pericles and the Polis Unlimited
  • The Democratic Revolution Unlimited
  • The Athenians and their Gods Unlimited
  • The Athenian Acropolis I Unlimited
  • The Athenian Acropolis II Unlimited
  • Greek Domestic Space Unlimited
  • Panhellenic Athens I: Delphi Unlimited
  • Panhellenic Athens II: Olympia and the Olympic Games Unlimited

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