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Greek History Intensive - Part One
The Ancient City and Herodotus

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 One will focus on The Ancient City by Fustel de Coulanges and The Histories by Herodotus. Part Two, in spring 2023, will focus on The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides and The Anabasis by Arrian

 

All reading materials (in English translation) will be supplied and sessions will be facilitated by tutors experienced in shared inquiry and the Socratic method. Groups will be limited to 12 participants and no prior knowledge is required. Teachers will be offered 3 CEU credits for participation in each section.  

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Section Four - Part One: The Ancient City and Herodotus -
The Ways of the Greeks 
Begins September 15 and ends December 15, 2022

Texts:

The Ancient City by Fustel De Coulanges - Imperium Press (February 2020), ISBN 0648690547

The Landmark Herodotus - The Histories - Anchor Books (June 2, 2009), ISNB 1400031141

Greek Intensive​ - Dates and Curriculum - Section Four - The Ancient City and Herodotus

Thursday, September 15

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Session One - The Ancient City

by Fustel De Coulanges

Introduction and Book First - Ancient Beliefs

Pages 3-27

 

Thursday, September 22

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Session Two - The Ancient City

by Fustel De Coulanges

Book Second - The Family

Pages 28-92

 

Thursday, September 29

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Session Three - The Ancient City

by Fustel De Coulanges

Book Third - The City

Chapters I - VIII

Pages 93-139

 

Thursday, October 6

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Session Four - The Ancient City

by Fustel De Coulanges

Book Third - The City

Chapters IX - XVII

Pages 140-182

 

Thursday, October 13

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Session Five - The Histories

by Herodotus - Book One

Pages 1-114

 

Thursday, October 20

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Session Six - The Histories

by Herodotus - Book Two

Pages 115-204

Thursday, October 27

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Session Seven - The Histories

by Herodotus - Book Three

Pages 205-278

Thursday, November 3

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Session Eight - The Histories

by Herodotus - Book Four

Pages 279-364

 

Thursday, November 10

5:30-7:00PM PST

Session Nine - The Histories

by Herodotus - Book Five

Pages 365-424

 

Thursday, November 17

5:30-7:00PM PST

Session Ten - The Histories

by Herodotus - Book Six

Pages 425-490

 

Thursday, November 24

Off for Thanksgiving

 

Thursday, December 1

5:30-7:00PM PST

Session Eleven - The Histories

by Herodotus - Book Seven

Pages 491-598

 

Thursday, December 8

5:30-7:00PM PST

Session Twelve - The Histories

by Herodotus - Book Eight

Pages 599-662

 

Thursday, December 15

5:30-7:00PM PST

Session Thirteen - The Histories

by Herodotus - Book Nine

Pages 663-722