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Course DescriptionIn this course we will explore the beginnings of European civilization—its gradual unfolding and culmination in Greece, through examination of the key transformations of Greek culture and city-states from the Bronze Age up through the hellenization of the east by the Macedonians.

Fall 2012, Lehman College

HIA 320
Section XW81 / 13551
Wed. 6:00 – 8:40 p.m.
Room CA-211

Office Hours
Mon., Wed. 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Room CA-292

course documents

Syllabus PDF HTML
Schedule PDF HTML
Revised Schedule (11/7) PDF  
Course Reader PDF HTML
Examining Primary Sources PDF HTML
Writing a Position Paper PDF HTML
Paper #1 Requirements PDF HTML
Paper #2 Requirements PDF HTML
Post-Sandy Assignment PDF  

Handouts

Allegory of the Cave PDF HTML
Forms of government PDF HTML

MAPS

Maps Archive   HTML
Map – Important regions   HTML
Map – First civilizations   HTML
Map – Bronze Age Aegean   HTML
Map – End of the Bronze Age   HTML

Timelines

Periods of history   HTML
The Bronze Age   HTML
5th Century Athens   HTML

Slides & Review Materials

Final Exam Review PDF HTML
Slides - Meeting 1   HTML
Slides - Meeting 2   HTML
Slides - Meeting 3   HTML
Slides - Meeting 4   HTML
Slides - Meeting 5   HTML
Slides - Meeting 6   HTML
Slides - Meeting 7   HTML
Slides - Meeting 8   HTML
Slides - Meeting 9   HTML
Slides - Meeting 10   HTML
Slides - Meeting 11   HTML
Slides - Meeting 12   HTML

booksThree books are required: The Textbook, The Clouds, and the Reader.

(1) The Textbook:
Pomeroy, Sarah B., et al.
Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History. 3rd edition.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
ISBN: 978-0-199-84604-7.

Version note: Make sure you get the third edition, which is brand new. If it’s an earlier version, it may not contain the same material or have the same page numbers.
The book is available from Lehman College Bookstore, either in person or at their online bookstore.
Available from online booksellers (see Amazon link below). Make sure to allow time for delivery.

(2) The Clouds:
Aristophanes, and Peter Meineck.
Clouds.
Hackett Publishing Co., 2000.
ISBN: 978-0-872-20516-1.

Version note: The play itself is widely available, but we’ll also be working with the translator’s annotations and interpretations, so you’ll want to get this version if possible. Another possibility for you to purchase (used previously for this class) is the translation by Marie Marianetti, ISBN: 978-0-761-80588-5.
The book is available from Lehman College Bookstore, either on person or at their online bookstore.
Available from online booksellers (see Amazon link below). Make sure to allow time for delivery.

(3) The Reader:
Readings from Hellas.
Compiled for this course.

Photocopies of the Course Reader will be provided during the first class meeting.
You can also download a PDF version by clicking here, or you can look at an HTML version here.

Here is the new link to the Lehman College Bookstore online.

If you don't purchase the books at the Lehman College bookstore, you can get them online using the links below.