Ancient Greece Tyranny and Democracy 800-399BC
Area of Study
Greek Studies, History
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis unit covers the broad sweep of ancient Greek history from the eighth century when Greeks began to settle ('colonize') outside Balkan Greece, through the extraordinary developments of the Late Archaic and High Classical periods, to the end of the fifth century when Athens lost her long war with Sparta. During these years Greeks were ruled by kings, aristocrats, oligarchs, tyrants, and (some of them) by themselves, in the world's first democratic systems. The unit focuses on political and economic development, the conflict with Persia, and the Peloponnesian War. It examines how literary, archaeological, and epigraphic sources are used to reconstruct the past.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.