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 Kagan tells the story of the rise of Philip and describes his early actions unifying Macedon, defeating barbarian armies, and creating a new, professional, national army. According to Professor Kagan, through these actions, Philip was able to make inroads into the Greek world. What made these inroads more effective was Philips uncanny talent for diplomacy and the fighting between the various poleis. Eventually, the Greeks under the efforts of Athens and Demosthenes decided to face Philip in the battle of Chaeronea. The battle, though close, was won by Philip and his Macedonian forces. Finally, Professor Kagan evaluates the actions of Demosthenes and concludes that his actions should be judged as a noble endeavor of one who loved freedom.
0000 - Chapter 1. The Rise of Philip of Macedon
1056 - Chapter 2. Philip, the Military Genius
2452 - Chapter 3. Philip, the Diplomat
3129 - Chapter 4. Philips Expansion
3817 - Chapter 5. Athens War Tax and Demosthenes Opposition to Philip
5229 - Chapter 6. Increased Threats from Philip and Athens Response
010309 - Chapter 7. Demosthenes Stand and The Battle of Chaeronea
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.