2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 28, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

HIS 3300 - Ancient Greece: Foundation

Credits: 3

This course will provide background information on the ancient Greek culture, with a specific focus on Athens, from the rule of Law prescribed by Solon through to the Peloponnesian War. Macedon will be discussed from the rise of Philip II to the death of Alexander and the splintering of his empire. Brief discussion will be given of Pyrrhus and his war in Italy as a conclusion of the course. This course will include an exploration of the founding principles of liberty in contrast with empire and tyranny, the conflict between East and West, military tactics, Greek philosophy, religion, art, literature, and culture. Specifically, the course will analyse the Iliad and discuss sections of the Odyssey and the Theogony of Hesiod.