Ancient Greece: City and Society

Ancient Greece: City and Society

Dr Gillian Shepherd

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This subject deals with the cultural history of the ancient Greek world through both textual sources and the material evidence of art and archaeology. The period covered runs from the Iron Age world of Archaic Greece through to the late Classical period (roughly from the 8th century to the 4th century BCE). We will concentrate mainly on Athens and mainland Greece, but we will also focus on the Greek expansion into other parts of the Mediterranean world (Sicily and South Italy) in the process of colonisation. Historical texts will be combined with literary sources and archaeology to explore the physical nature of ancient Greek cities and social issues such as the position of women, ethnicity, sexuality and slavery in the ancient Greek world.
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This subject deals with the cultural history of the ancient Greek world through both textual sources and the material evidence of art and archaeology. The period covered runs from the Iron Age world of Archaic Greece through to the late Classical period (roughly from the 8th century to the 4th century BCE). We will concentrate mainly on Athens and mainland Greece, but we will also focus on the Greek expansion into other parts of the Mediterranean world (Sicily and South Italy) in the process of colonisation. Historical texts will be combined with literary sources and archaeology to explore the physical nature of ancient Greek cities and social issues such as the position of women, ethnicity, sexuality and slavery in the ancient Greek world.
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The Classical Legacy

26 May 2014 | 50 mins 02 secs

The Classical Legacy

26 May 2014 | 50 mins 02 secs

Aristophanes’ Frogs

25 May 2014 | 29 mins 23 secs

Aristophanes’ Frogs

25 May 2014 | 29 mins 23 secs

Slaves and Captives in Gr...

20 May 2014 | 50 mins 37 secs

Slaves and Captives ...

20 May 2014 | 50 mins 37 secs

Slavery, Part II

06 May 2014 | 54 mins 41 secs

Slavery, Part II

06 May 2014 | 54 mins 41 secs

Slavery, Part I

28 Apr 2014 | 54 mins 10 secs

Slavery, Part I

28 Apr 2014 | 54 mins 10 secs

Slavery, Part I (handout)

28 Apr 2014 | 0 mins 0 secs

Slavery, Part I (han...

28 Apr 2014 | 0 mins 0 secs

Mining, Money and Economy

15 Apr 2014 | 51 mins 27 secs

Mining, Money and Ec...

15 Apr 2014 | 51 mins 27 secs

Marriage to Death: Sophoc...

28 Mar 2014 | 47 mins 27 secs

Marriage to Death: S...

28 Mar 2014 | 47 mins 27 secs

Death in Athens

12 Dec 2013 | 55 mins 59 secs

Death in Athens

12 Dec 2013 | 55 mins 59 secs

Images of Barbarians

12 Dec 2013 | 52 mins 38 secs

Images of Barbarians

12 Dec 2013 | 52 mins 38 secs

The Greeks and the Other

03 Dec 2013 | 54 mins

The Greeks and the O...

03 Dec 2013 | 54 mins

Sexuality and the Symposi...

19 Nov 2013 | 51 mins 14 secs

Sexuality and the Sy...

19 Nov 2013 | 51 mins 14 secs

Sexuality: Plato’s Sympos...

30 Oct 2013 | 52 mins 39 secs

Sexuality: Plato’s S...

30 Oct 2013 | 52 mins 39 secs

Lesbian Women: Sappho

02 Oct 2013 | 55 mins 18 secs

Lesbian Women: Sapph...

02 Oct 2013 | 55 mins 18 secs

Women in Athenian Drama

24 Sep 2013 | 55 mins 42 secs

Women in Athenian Dr...

24 Sep 2013 | 55 mins 42 secs