Jan 19, 2021  
2008-2009 University Catalogue 
2008-2009 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LAPI 827 - Greece: Democracy and Empire

Greece: Democracy and Empire is an introduction to classical Greece. It explores the historic forces, intellectual currents, cultural and social phenomena that shaped fifth century Athens and analyzes the tensions between imperialistic aspirations and artistic production.  The course investigates the way in which the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars shaped and challenged Greek ideas about humanness and civilization. It analyzes and interprets Greek drama to see the extent to which it attempted to work out the often contradictory values in the culture. Students examine both extant theoretical writings on dance and the vase painting to understand their performative aspect.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: LACR 102 and LACR 210

Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs