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 discusses the emergence of a new style of warfare among the Greeks, the hoplite phalanx. After discussing the panoply of the hoplite solider and the method of fighting, he argues that this style of fighting came about early in the life of the polis. In addition, he shows that the phalanx was almost invincible on the field. At the lectures conclusion, he answers several questions from students about hoplite warfare in the Greek world.
0000 - Chapter 1. An Introduction to the Hoplite Phalanx
0633 - Chapter 2. The Hoplite
1209 - Chapter 3. The Phalanx
2947 - Chapter 4. Fighting Style, Casualties, Winning and Losing
4351 - Chapter 5. Question and Answer on the Hoplite Phalanx
010217 - Chapter 6. Closing Remarks and Critiques of Orthodox Interpretation
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.