Greek history

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-ANT/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course provides the broad outlines of Greek history and the tools necessary to understand the main aspects (political, economic, social and religious) of Greek civilization from the archaic age to Hellenism.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will have acquired the knowledge of the political-institutional, socio-economic and cultural development of Greek history, from the archaic to Hellenistic age. They shall also be able to place the most representative events and figures in their chronological and geographical contexts. The student will be able to use language tools (language properties, correct specific lexicon) to express, in a clear and effective form, concepts of a political, institutional, economic, and religious nature; they will be able to read critically historiographical works and use the main tools, including digital tools, for the research and analysis of sources. These skills will be acquired through a direct and continuous meeting with the instructor in the classroom. The discussion around the proposed sources will be an essential moment of critical reflection and methodological learning. Participation in meetings and seminars organized within the Department of Historical Studies will also be of great importance. Students opting not to attend the lessons will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel, deepen their knowledge of main topics through special readings with the agreement with the instructor, and of course contact the instructor either by e-mail and during office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Greek History from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period.
Module 1: Greek history and its sources. Topics and problems of Greek history from the Bronze Age to the Persian wars.
Module 2: Themes in Greek history from the classical to the Hellenistic period.
Module 3: Athenian democracy. Culture, institutions, problems and historiographical debate.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is strongly recommended although not compulsory. The teaching is delivered through frontal lectures aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence and specific language of the subject. Discussion with the teacher in the classroom is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the capacity to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
The teaching is also based on didactic material provided on Ariel.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught and the sources discussed in lectures (modules 1 and 2)
Textbook: M. Bettalli-A.L. D'Agata-A. Magnetto, Storia greca, Roma, Carocci editore, 2021 (terza edizione). The use of a historical atlas is recommended and it should complement the textbook.

Knowledge of the following articles:
1) C. Bearzot, Pericle, Atene, l'impero, in M. Giangiulio (ed.), Storia d'Europa e del Mediterraneo, sez. II. La Grecia, vol. IV. Grecia e Mediterraneo dall'età delle guerre persiane all'Ellenismo, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 2008, pp. 289-320;
2) M. Lupi, Le origini di Sparta e il Peloponneso arcaico, in M. Giangiulio (a cura di), Storia d'Europa e del Mediterraneo, III: Grecia e Mediterraneo dall'VIII secolo all'età delle guerre persiane, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 2007, pp. 363-393;


- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught and the sources discussed in lectures (modules 1, 2 and 3)
Textbook: M. Bettalli-A.L. D'Agata-A. Magnetto, Storia greca, Roma, Carocci editore, 2021 (terza edizione). The use of a historical atlas is recommended and it should complement the textbook.


Knowledge of the following articles:
- 1) C. Ampolo, Il sistema della polis. Elementi costitutivi della civiltà greca, in S. Settis (a cura di), I Greci. Storia, cultura, arte, società, Torino, Einaudi, II.1, 1996, pp. 297-342;
- 2) C. Bearzot, Pericle, Atene, l'impero, in M. Giangiulio (ed.), Storia d'Europa e del Mediterraneo, sez. II. La Grecia, vol. IV. Grecia e Mediterraneo dall'età delle guerre persiane all'Ellenismo, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 2008, pp. 289-320;
Editrice, 2008, pp. 249-288;
- 3) M. Lupi, Le origini di Sparta e il Peloponneso arcaico, in M. Giangiulio (a cura di), Storia d'Europa e del Mediterraneo, III: Grecia e Mediterraneo dall'VIII secolo all'età delle guerre persiane, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 2007, pp. 363-393;



Knowledge of the following volumes:

1) M. Giangiulio, Democrazie greche, Roma, Carocci editore, 2015.
2) M. I. Finley, La democrazia degli antichi e dei moderni (con postfazione di Carmine Ampolo). Roma: Laterza 1997.



Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Textbook: M. Bettalli-A.L. D'Agata-A. Magnetto, Storia greca, Roma, Carocci editore, 2021 (terza edizione). The use of a historical atlas is recommended and it should complement the textbook.

Knowledge of the following articles:

- 1) C. Ampolo, Il sistema della polis. Elementi costitutivi della civiltà greca, in S. Settis (a cura di), I Greci. Storia, cultura, arte, società, Torino, Einaudi, II.1, 1996, pp. 297-342;
- 2) C. Bearzot, Pericle, Atene, l'impero, in M. Giangiulio (ed.), Storia d'Europa e del Mediterraneo, sez. II. La Grecia, vol. IV. Grecia e Mediterraneo dall'età delle guerre persiane all'Ellenismo, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 2008, pp. 289-320;
Editrice, 2008, pp. 249-288;
3) M. Lupi, Le origini di Sparta e il Peloponneso arcaico, in M. Giangiulio (a cura di), Storia d'Europa e del Mediterraneo, III: Grecia e Mediterraneo dall'VIII secolo all'età delle guerre persiane, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 2007, pp. 363-393;

Knowledge of the following volumes:

1) M. Giangiulio, Democrazie greche, Roma, Carocci editore, 2015.
2) M. I. Finley, La democrazia degli antichi e dei moderni (con postfazione di Carmine Ampolo). Roma: Laterza 1997.



- Programme for 9 cfu:
Textbook: M. Bettalli-A.L. D'Agata-A. Magnetto, Storia greca, Roma, Carocci editore, 2021 (terza edizione). The use of a historical atlas is recommended and it should complement the textbook.

Knowledge of the following articles:
- 1) C. Ampolo, Il sistema della polis. Elementi costitutivi della civiltà greca, in S. Settis (a cura di), I Greci. Storia, cultura, arte, società, Torino, Einaudi, II.1, 1996, pp. 297-342;
- 2) M. Lupi, Le origini di Sparta e il Peloponneso arcaico, in M. Giangiulio (a cura di), Storia d'Europa e del Mediterraneo, III: Grecia e Mediterraneo dall'VIII secolo all'età delle guerre persiane, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 2007, pp. 363-393;
3) C. Bearzot, Pericle, Atene, l'impero, in M. Giangiulio (ed.), Storia d'Europa e del Mediterraneo, sez. II. La Grecia, vol. IV. Grecia e Mediterraneo dall'età delle guerre persiane all'Ellenismo, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 2008, pp. 289-320;
4) M. Bettalli, Tra guerre persiane e guerra del Peloponneso: la Grecia durante la Pentecontetia, in M. Giangiulio (a cura di), Storia d'Europa e del Mediterraneo, IV: Grecia e Mediterraneo dall'età delle guerre persiane all'Ellenismo, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 2008, pp. 249-288;
5) M. Mari, Quando il mondo parlava greco, in M. Mari (a cura di), L'età ellenistica. Società, politica, cultura, Roma, Carocci editore, 2019, pp. 15-45;


Knowledge of the following volumes:
1) M. Giangiulio, Democrazie greche, Roma: Carocci editore, 2015
2) M. I. Finley, La democrazia degli antichi e dei moderni (con postfazione di Carmine Ampolo). Roma: Laterza 1997.
3) A. Momigliano, Pace e libertà nel mondo antico. Lezioni a Cambridge : gennaio-marzo 1940. Firenze: La Nuova Italia 1996.



International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the professor in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English) for exam preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: oral exam.
- Type of examination: oral interrogation.
- Evaluation criteria: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of exposition, competence in the use of specialised lexicon. Capacity of understanding and interpreting ancient historical sources.
- Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s.

The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office.
Unita' didattica A
L-ANT/02 - GREEK HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-ANT/02 - GREEK HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-ANT/02 - GREEK HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
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