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Greek History Intensive - Part Two
Thucydides, Xenophon, and Plutarch

Agora Foundation Online Intensives - The Ways of the Greeks

Isocrates, the Greek rhetorician, once remarked that what makes one an Athenian is not the blood that runs through one’s veins, but the ideas in one’s mind. How can we access this ancient world, with some aspects so foreign and others so familiar, and discover foundations that changed the trajectory of civilization. This series is developed in four sections: 1) Gods and Epics, 2) Tragedy and Comedy, 3) Plato and Aristotle, 4) History - in two parts). Attendees will gain a deep understanding of Greek life through some of its greatest authors, and will be better able to see the profound influence the Greeks have had on the entirety of the west and the world. Online seminars in will take place on Thursday evenings, 5:30-7:00PM Pacific Time. Greek History Part Two, in winter and spring 2023, will focus on The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, the Hellenika by Xenophon, and The Life of Alexander by Plutarch. One need not have attended Greek History - Part One to get the full value of this series, as these works stand on their full merit alone. 


All reading materials (in English translation) will be supplied and sessions will be facilitated by David Appleby and Andy Gilman. Groups will be limited to 14 participants and no prior knowledge is required. Teachers will be offered 3 CEU credits for participation in each section.  


Section Four - Part Two: Thucydides, Xenophon, and Plutarch
The Ways of the Greeks 
Begins January 12 and ends April 27, 2023


The Landmark Thucydides - The Peloponnesian War - Free Press (September 1998), ISBN 978-0684827902

The Landmark Xenophon's - Hellenika - Anchor Press (December 2010), ISBN 978-1400034765

The Life of Alexander - Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2 - Modern Library (April 2001), ISBN 978-0375756771

Greek Intensive​ - Dates and Curriculum - Section Four - Thucydides, Xenophon, and Plutarch

1) Session One

Thursday, January 12

5:30-7:00PM PST

Thucydides - Book One


2) Session Two

Thursday, January 19

5:30-7:00PM PST

Thucydides - Book Two


3) Session Three

Thursday, January 26

5:30-7:00PM PST

Thucydides - Book Three


4) Session Four

Thursday, February 2

5:30-7:00PM PST

Thucydides - Book Four


5) Session Five

Thursday, February 9

5:30-7:00PM PST

Thucydides - Book Five


6) Session Six

Thursday, February 16

5:30-7:00PM PST

Thucydides - Book Six

7) Session Seven

Thursday, February 23

5:30-7:00PM PST

Thucydides - Book Seven

8) Session Eight

Thursday, March 2

5:30-7:00PM PST

Thucydides - Book Eight

9) Session Nine

Thursday, March 9

5:30-7:00PM PST

Xenophon - Book One

10) Session Ten

Thursday, March 16

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Plutarch - Life and Alcibiades


11) Session Eleven

Thursday, March 23

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Xenophon - Book Two

12) Session Twelve

Thursday, March 30

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Xenophon - Book Three

13) Session Thirteen

Thursday, April 6

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Xenophon - Book Four


14) Session Fourteen

Thursday, April 13

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Xenophon - Book Five


15) Session Fifteen

Thursday, April 20

5:30-7:00PM PST

Xenophon - Books Six and Seven

16) Session Sixteen

Thursday, April 27

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Plutarch - Life Alexander

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