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 addresses what scholars call the Homeric question. He asks what society do Homers poems describe? He argues that in view of the long oral transmission of the poems, the poems of Homer probably reflect various ages from the Mycenaean world to the Dark Ages. More importantly, close scrutiny of the poems will yield historical information for the historian. In this way, one is able to reconstruct through the poems, to a certain extent, the post-Mycenaean world. Finally, Professor Kagan says a few words on the heroic ethic of the Greek world.
0000 - Chapter 1. The Importance of Homeric Poems
1308 - Chapter 2. The Society Described in Homers Poems
3549 - Chapter 3. Political Structures
5226 - Chapter 4. Ethics and Values
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.