21H.237 The City of Athens in the Age of Pericles


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Historical topography of ancient Athens. Investigates the relationship between urban architecture and political, social, and cultural history of Athens in the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Surveys and analyzes archeological and literary evidence, including the sanctuary of Athena on the Acropolis, the Agora, Greek houses, the histories of Herodotus and Thucydides, plays of Sophocles and Aristophanes, and the panhellenic sanctuaries of Delphi and Olympia.

This class has no prerequisites.

21H.237 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by W. Broadhead.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

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