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Ancient Greek History

Donald Kagan

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Ancient Greek History
Ancient Greek History

Ancient Greek History

Donald Kagan

43
Followers
118
Plays
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CLCV 205) This is an introductory course in Greek history tracing the development of Greek civilization as manifested in political, intellectual, and creative achievements from the Bronze Age to the end of the classical period. Students read original sources in translation as well as the works of modern scholars. This course was recorded in Fall 2007.

Latest Episodes

19 - The Peloponnesian War, Part II

In this lecture, Professor Kagan focuses on the causes of the Peloponnesian War and the possible motivations for Thucydides' book, The History of the Peloponnesian War. Concerning the first point, Professor Kagan parts ways with Thucydides and...

75 MIN2017 NOV 15
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19 - The Peloponnesian War, Part II

18 - The Peloponnesian War, Part I (cont.)

In this lecture, Professor Kagan describes the aftermath of the Thirty Years Peace. He argues that the Peace had the potential to keep peace between Athens and Sparta due to the arbitration clause. In addition, he argues that during this time...

79 MIN2017 NOV 15
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18 - The Peloponnesian War, Part I (cont.)

16 - Athenian Democracy (cont.)

In this lecture, Professor Kagan continues to discuss the constitution of Athens. In particular, he explores the judicial workings of Athens. He describes in detail the effort of the Athenians to create a system of justice that would not only minimize...

73 MIN2017 NOV 15
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16 - Athenian Democracy (cont.)

12 - The Persian Wars

In this lecture, Professor Kagan examines in detail the development, growing pains, and emergence of Athenian democracy. He argues that the tyranny under the Peisistratids led to the development of the idea of self-government among the Athenians...

79 MIN2017 NOV 15
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12 - The Persian Wars

11 - The Rise of Athens (cont.)

In this lecture, Professor Kagan traces the development of Athens. He argues that Athens, like other poleis, undergoes political and social turmoil due to the rise of the hoplite farmer. This unrest is first seen in the attempted coup d'état of Cylon ...

73 MIN2017 NOV 15
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11 - The Rise of Athens (cont.)

09 - Sparta (cont.)

In this lecture, Professor Donald Kagan explores the development and character of Sparta. He points out that in Sparta, the ethos of the polis was present to an extraordinary degree. Then he describes how this came about. In short, Professor Kagan...

73 MIN2017 NOV 15
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09 - Sparta (cont.)

06 - The Greek "Renaissance" - Colonization and Tyranny

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...

68 MIN2017 NOV 15
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06 - The Greek "Renaissance" - Colonization and Tyranny

05 - The Rise of the Polis (cont.)

In this lecture, Professor Donald Kagan tells the story of the emergence of the polis from the Dark Ages. He shows that by the time of the poet Hesiod, there is already a polis in place. He describes the importance of the polis in the Greek world...

66 MIN2017 NOV 15
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05 - The Rise of the Polis (cont.)

03 - The Dark Ages (cont.)

In this lecture, Professor Kagan addresses what scholars call the Homeric question. He asks: what society do Homer's poems describe? He argues that in view of the long oral transmission of the poems, the poems of Homer probably reflect various ages...

72 MIN2017 NOV 15
Comments
03 - The Dark Ages (cont.)
the END

Latest Episodes

19 - The Peloponnesian War, Part II

In this lecture, Professor Kagan focuses on the causes of the Peloponnesian War and the possible motivations for Thucydides' book, The History of the Peloponnesian War. Concerning the first point, Professor Kagan parts ways with Thucydides and...

75 MIN2017 NOV 15
Comments
19 - The Peloponnesian War, Part II

18 - The Peloponnesian War, Part I (cont.)

In this lecture, Professor Kagan describes the aftermath of the Thirty Years Peace. He argues that the Peace had the potential to keep peace between Athens and Sparta due to the arbitration clause. In addition, he argues that during this time...

79 MIN2017 NOV 15
Comments
18 - The Peloponnesian War, Part I (cont.)

16 - Athenian Democracy (cont.)

In this lecture, Professor Kagan continues to discuss the constitution of Athens. In particular, he explores the judicial workings of Athens. He describes in detail the effort of the Athenians to create a system of justice that would not only minimize...

73 MIN2017 NOV 15
Comments
16 - Athenian Democracy (cont.)

12 - The Persian Wars

In this lecture, Professor Kagan examines in detail the development, growing pains, and emergence of Athenian democracy. He argues that the tyranny under the Peisistratids led to the development of the idea of self-government among the Athenians...

79 MIN2017 NOV 15
Comments
12 - The Persian Wars

11 - The Rise of Athens (cont.)

In this lecture, Professor Kagan traces the development of Athens. He argues that Athens, like other poleis, undergoes political and social turmoil due to the rise of the hoplite farmer. This unrest is first seen in the attempted coup d'état of Cylon ...

73 MIN2017 NOV 15
Comments
11 - The Rise of Athens (cont.)

09 - Sparta (cont.)

In this lecture, Professor Donald Kagan explores the development and character of Sparta. He points out that in Sparta, the ethos of the polis was present to an extraordinary degree. Then he describes how this came about. In short, Professor Kagan...

73 MIN2017 NOV 15
Comments
09 - Sparta (cont.)

06 - The Greek "Renaissance" - Colonization and Tyranny

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...

68 MIN2017 NOV 15
Comments
06 - The Greek "Renaissance" - Colonization and Tyranny

05 - The Rise of the Polis (cont.)

In this lecture, Professor Donald Kagan tells the story of the emergence of the polis from the Dark Ages. He shows that by the time of the poet Hesiod, there is already a polis in place. He describes the importance of the polis in the Greek world...

66 MIN2017 NOV 15
Comments
05 - The Rise of the Polis (cont.)

03 - The Dark Ages (cont.)

In this lecture, Professor Kagan addresses what scholars call the Homeric question. He asks: what society do Homer's poems describe? He argues that in view of the long oral transmission of the poems, the poems of Homer probably reflect various ages...

72 MIN2017 NOV 15
Comments
03 - The Dark Ages (cont.)
the END
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