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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 2013, Lehman College

HIA 320
Section XW81 / 11435
Wed. 6:00 – 8:40 p.m.
Room Carman 209

Office Hours
Mon., Wed. 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Room CA-292
Note: I am normally also available before and after class for questions and discussion.

course documents

Syllabus PDF HTML
Schedule PDF HTML
Course Reader PDF HTML
Writing Assignments PDF HTML
Requirements for All Papers PDF HTML

Handouts & Resources

Examining Primary Sources PDF HTML
Writing a Position Paper PDF HTML
Essay Template for MS Word   DOCX
Forms of government   HTML

MAPS

Maps Gallery   HTML
The Aegean and the Greeks   HTML

Timelines

Periods of history PDF HTML
The Bronze Age PDF HTML
5th Century Athens PDF 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. 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) to buy or rent. 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) and on Kindle. Make sure to allow time for delivery.

(3) The Reader:
Wilson, Mark (Ed.).
Readings from Hellas:
  Sources for the Exploration of Ancient Greece
. 2nd edition.
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
ISBN: 978-1-490-42458-3.

The book is available from Lehman College Bookstore, either on person or at their online bookstore.
Available from online booksellers (see Amazon link below) and on Kindle. Make sure to allow time for delivery.
You can also download a PDF version by clicking here, or you can look at an HTML version here.

Here is the 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.