Introduction to Ancient Greek History
Yale,, Fall 2007 , Prof. Donald Kagan
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Introduction - The Dark Ages - The Rise of the Polis - The Greek - Sparta - The Rise of Athens - The Persian Wars - The Athenian Empire - Athenian Democracy - The Peloponnesian War - The Struggle for Hegemony in Fourth-Century Greece - Twilight of the Polis - Twilight of the Polis (cont.) and Conclusion
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Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205)
In this lecture, Professor Donald Kagan explores the earliest history of Greek civilization. He demonstrates how small agricultural enclaves eventually turned into great cities of power and wealth in the Bronze Age, taking as his examples first Minoan Crete and then Mycenaean Greece. He also argues that these civilizations were closely related to the great monarchies of the ancient Near East. He points out that the Mycenaean age eventually came to an abrupt end probably through a process of warfare and migration. Reconstructing the Mycenaean age is possible through archaeological evidence and through epic poetry (Homer). Finally, he provides an account of the collapse of the Mycenaean world, and explains how in its aftermath, the Greeks were poised to start their civilization over on a new slate.
0000 - Chapter 1. The Minoan Civilization
0858 - Chapter 2. Mycenaean Language and Writing
1607 - Chapter 3. The Citadel, Farmland, Burials and the Oil Trade
2629 - Chapter 4. Cultural Unity, Agriculture, Religious Authority
3341 - Chapter 5. Society and Economy
3905 - Chapter 6. Theories about the Fall of the Mycenaean World
5652 - Chapter 7. Results of the Fall
Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website httpopen.yale.educourses
This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.