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Fall 2018-2019
* CLA 326 / HIS 326 (EC)   No Pass/D/Fail

Topics in Ancient History - Athenian Democracy and Its Critics

Marc Domingo Gygax

This course will examine the origins, evolution and organization of the democratic system in Athens, and address some of the most controversial questions about the topic: To what extent was Athens democratic? What were the links between Athenian democracy and its aggressive imperialism? What are the similarities and differences between ancient and modern ideas of democracy?

Sample reading list:
J.K. Davies, Democracy and Classical Greece
M.H. Hansen, The Athenian Democracy in the Age of Demosthenes
J. Ober, Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens

Reading/Writing assignments:
Chapters from books, articles from specialized journals, and passages from ancient Greek authors in translation made available through Blackboard.

Mid Term Exam - 30%
Other Exam - 10%
Term Paper(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Other information:
Mid-term examination, and one term paper.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20919 C01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled