Spring 2008

The Athenian Empire

Listed in: Classics, as CLAS-31


Paula E. Debnar (Section 01)
Rebecca H. Sinos (Section 01)


An intensive study of Athens in the fifth century B.C., from its rise to power in the Persian Wars through its defeat by Sparta in the Peloponnesian War. We will focus on primary sources, including the histories of Herodotus and Thucydides, the records of Athens' dealings with allies and of building programs at home, and selected works of Athenian art and literature from this period. Linked to Professor Debnar's Classics 224 at Mount Holyoke by means of videoconferencing equipment, with occasional joint meetings. Three class hours per week. Limited to 20 students. Second semester. Professors R. Sinos and P. Debnar of Mount Holyoke College.