Spring 2021

Greek History

Listed in: Classics, as CLAS-132


Rebecca H. Sinos (Section 01)


A chronological survey of ancient Greece from the Bronze Age to the age of Alexander, with attention to the range of Greek political systems and religious life in each historic period, and to the wars that punctuated and to a large extent defined the different phases of Greek history. We will focus on primary sources, including a variety of texts as well as the fundamental histories of Herodotus and Thucydides, and also the archaeological evidence of monuments and other physical remains that contribute to our understanding of the Greeks, their borrowings from neighboring cultures, and their legacy to the modern world. 

Spring semester. Professor R. Sinos. 

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Emphasis on reading. Students with documented disabilities who will require accommodations in this course should be in consultation with Accessibility Services and reach out to the faculty member as soon as possible to ensure that accommodations can be made in a timely manner.
CLAS 132 - L/D

Section 01
M 12:40 PM - 01:30 PM ONLI ONLI
W 12:40 PM - 01:30 PM ONLI ONLI
F 12:40 PM - 01:30 PM ONLI ONLI

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Ancient Greece: A New History Thames & Hudson J. McInerney TBD
Herodotus: The Histories Oxford UP Trans. R. Waterfield TBD
Thucydides: History of the Peloponnesian War Penguin Trans. R. Warner TBD
Plutarch: Greek Lives Oxford UP Trans. R. Waterfield TBD
A Guide to the Palace of Nestor Princeton Blegen/Rawson TBD
Early Burials from the Agora Cemeteries ASCS Recommended, not required TBD
The Athenian Citizen: Democracy in the Athenian Agora ASCS Recommended, not required TBD
The Athenian Agora: A Short Guide to the Excavations ASCS Recommended, not required TBD


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2012, Spring 2016, Spring 2021