May 26, 2018  
2011-2012 University Catalogue 
    
2011-2012 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAPI 827 - Greece: Democracy and Empire

3 credits
Greece: Democracy and Empire is an introduction to classical Greece. It explores the historic forces, intellectual currents, and cultural and social phenomena that shaped 5th 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 LACR*210

Student must have completed the 1st semester of their Sophomore year (45 credits).