J. E. Lendon; email@example.com.
Not for CR/NC.
History of Ancient Greece from the Homeric period to the death of Alexander the Great. Development of the city-state, Athenian democracy, and the nature of Greek politics; the conflict between Greece and Persia, and between Sparta and the Athenian naval empire; consequences of the latter conflict--the Peloponnesian War--for subsequent Greek history; finally, the Macedonian conquest of Greece and Persia.
Lecture and weekly discussions; midterm, final, seven-page paper, and occasional quizzes in section. Readings will average between 100 and 125 pages a week, to be taken from the following (students are not responsible--for exam purposes--for the entirety of any of these, although they will have to read all of either Herodotus or Thucydides for the paper):
The Landmark Herodotus (R. Strassler, ed.; Free Press)
The Landmark Thucydides (R. Strassler, ed.; Free Press)
Plutarch, Greek Lives (Oxford)
Plato, The Apology of Socrates (Hackett)
J. M. Moore, Aristotle and Xenophon on Democracy and Oligarchy (California)
S. Pomeroy et al., Ancient Greece (textbook: edition to be determined)
a xerox packet (available at NK Print and Design on Elliewood Avenue)