HUM-302 Classical History I

In this course, we study the history of the classical world from the dawn of Greek civilization through to the Hellenistic world.  The source text for our studies in classical history is the Cambridge Ancient History.

Lessons

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  • Lesson 03. Northern and Central Greece
  • Lesson 04. The Colonial Expansion of Greece
  • Lesson 05. The Growth of the Greek City-State
  • Lesson 06. The Foundation & Extension of the Persian Empire
  • Lesson 07. The Reform of the Athenian State
  • Lesson 08. Athens under the Tyrants
  • Lesson 09. The Outer Greek World in the Sixth Century
  • Lesson 10. Coinage from its Origin to the Persian War
  • Lesson 11. Athens: The Reform of Cleisthenes
  • Lesson 12. The Reign of Darius
  • Lesson 13. Marathon
  • Lesson 14. Xerxes’ Invasion of Greece
  • Lesson 15. The Deliverance of Greece
  • Lesson 16. Carthage and Italy
  • Lesson 17. Italy in the Etruscan Age (Part 1)
  • Lesson 18. Italy in the Etruscan Age (Part 2)
  • Lesson 19. Greek Literature from the 8th Century to the Persian Wars
  • Lesson 20. Mystery Religions and Pre-Socratic Philosophy
  • Lesson 21. Early Greek Art
  • Lesson 22. The Economic Background of the 5th Century
  • Lesson 23. The Confederacy of Delos (478-463 BC)
  • Lesson 24. Athens and the Greek Powers (462-445 BC)
  • Lesson 25. The Periclean Democracy
  • Lesson 26. Attic Drama in the 5th Century
  • Lesson 27. Sicily
  • Lesson 28. The Breakdown of the Thirty Years’ Peace (445-431 BC)
  • Lesson 29. The Archidamian War (431-421 BC)
  • Lesson 30. Sparta and the Peloponnese
  • Lesson 31. The Athenian Expedition to Sicily
  • Lesson 32. The Oligarchical Movement in Athens
  • Lesson 33. The Fall of the Athenian Empire
  • Lesson 34. The Age of Illumination
  • Lesson 35. Herodotus and Thucydides
  • Lesson 36. Greek Art & Architecture
  • Lesson 37. Persia, from Xerxes to Alexander
  • Lesson 38. The Ascendancy of Sparta
  • Lesson 39. The Second Athenian League
  • Lesson 40. Thebes
  • Lesson 41. Dionysius of Syracuse
  • Lesson 42. Egypt to the Coming of Alexander
  • Lesson 43. The Inauguration of Judaism
  • Lesson 44. The Rise of Macedonia
  • Lesson 45. Macedonian Supremacy in Greece
  • Lesson 46. Sicily (367-330 BC)
  • Lesson 47. The Athenian Philosophical Schools
  • Lesson 48. Alexander: The Conquest of Persia
  • Lesson 49. Alexander: The Conquest of the Far East
  • Lesson 50. Greece (335-321 BC)
  • Lesson 51. The Heritage of Alexander
  • Lesson 52. Greek Political Thought & Theory in the 4th Century
  • Lesson 53. Greek Art & Architecture
  • Lesson 54. The Leading Ideas of the New Period
  • Lesson 55. The Coming of the Celts
  • Lesson 56. The New Hellenistic Kingdoms
  • Lesson 57. Ptolemaic Egypt
  • Lesson 58. Syria and the East
  • Lesson 59. Macedonia and Greece
  • Lesson 60. Athens
  • Lesson 61. Alexandrian Literature
  • Lesson 62. Hellenistic Science and Mathematics