Introduction to Greek Culture

Diploma

Mandatory

This Course aims to introduce the Greek culture as a whole to the studen. It gives the outlines of Greek Civilization from the beginnings, starting with the geopolotical background and oriental origins, and ending with Greek Heritage in modern times.

Thus this course helps the students to understand better the contemporary circumstances by putting them in the proper historical context.

Refferences

Bolgar, R.R., The Classical Heritage and its Beneficiaries. Cambridge University Press, 1973.

Idem, ed., Classical Influence on European Culture A.D 500 - 1500 (proceedings of an International Conference held at King's College, Cambridge, April 1969) Cambridge University Press, 1971.


Week

Subject

1

Greece and the Orient

2

Greece and Egypt

3

Dialogue of Cultures in Homer

4

Dialogue of cultures in Greek Drama (1)

5

Dialogue of cultures in Greek Drama (2) 

6

Dialogue of cultures in Greek Drama ( 3 )

7

The Golden Fifth century in Athens

8

Marathon and Salamis

9

The Sophists 

10

Greek philosophy

11

Socrates and Athens

12

Plato between poetry and philosophy  

13

Aristotle the Encyclopedic Scholar

14

Hellenistic Civilization: a melting pot of East and West

15

The Revival of Hellenism

Poll

Why did you apply at Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies?

what is your favourite Master module ?