Course Description

European History

HIEU 4501

Seminar in Pre-1700 European History

Greece in the 4th Century
Fall 2018

J. E. Lendon; lendon@virginia.edu.

 

Not for CR/NC.  Prerequisite:  HIEU 2031 or equivalent.

 

This is an advanced course in Greek history that examines the period from the end of the Peloponnesian War in 404 BC to the defeat of the Greek city-states by Macedonia at Chaeronea in 338. 

 

The class will proceed by discussion, and preparation for and participation in each discussion are required.  Readings average ca. 200 pages/week.  Each student can complete the class in one of two ways, with a final exam or by writing a twenty- to twenty-five-page research paper (undergraduates must also submit the paper in draft first); if the paper option is chosen, the course fulfills the second writing requirement for undergraduates and the Seminar requirement for the History major.  In addition there will be a series of exercises on evidence and method due throughout the term.  These requirements will count as follows:

 

           

            discussion/participation.......................................        30%

            four exercises.......................................................       30%

20 to 25-page research paper (undergraduates must submit a rough draft) or final exam....................................................................        40%

 

 

REQUIRED BOOKS

 

Robert B. Strassler, The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika (Anchor, 2010)
Xenophon, Anabasis (The Persian Expedition, trans. R. Warner; Penguin)

Plutarch, The Age of Alexander (Penguin, 1973; trans. Scott-Kilvert)
P. Harding, From the End of the Peloponnesian War to the Battle of Ipsos (Cambridge,      1985)
J. Ober, Mass and Elite in Classical Athens (Princeton, 1989)
D. Cohen, Law, Sexuality and Society (Cambridge, 1991)
D. Cohen, Law, Violence and Community in Classical Athens (Cambridge, 1995)

Other readings will be made available on the class Collab website.


Course Type:
Seminar
Maximum Enrollment:
15

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904

  

Contact:
(434) 924-7147
(434) 924-7891
M-F 8am to 4:30pm
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