This course will focus on Thucydides’ powerful history of the Peloponnesian War. It is a rich text with much to say about human nature, human motivation, power, morality, the fragility of civilized life, the nature of democracy, leadership, causality in human affairs, and the impact on the Greek city-states of thirty years of nearly continuous war.
The Class: Type: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: class preparation and participation, a midterm exam, a final paper, and a final translation exam
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: CLGR 201 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: Classics majors
Distributions: Division I;