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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.

Ancient Greece: City and Society La Trobe University

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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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sidoni53 ,

Very interesting!!

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this podcast. I found it very informative. I acquired an understanding and knowledge of Ancient Athens as an individual of Greek descent; that I did not know before. The very last topic "Classic Legacy" was very painful to listen to, as the lecturer (someone other than Dr. Shepherd) sounded like she was thrown into teaching the class at the last minute. Sounded unprepared with too many 'ums' and hesitations. She was also having problems with what sounded like tech equipment issue as well. I had to stop listening part way through and could not finish it.

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