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History: Greek history, ancient history

The Ancient Greeks

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Provider: Coursera


This online course (MOOC) explores ancient Greek history from the Bronze Age to the death of Socrates in 399 BCE.

Topics discussed in the course include:

  • Prehistory to Homer
  • The Archaic Age (ca. 800-500 BCE)
  • Two City-States: Sparta and Athens
  • Democracy. The Persian Wars
  • "The Great 50 Years" (ca. 480-431 BCE)
  • The Peloponnesian War I
  • The End of the War, the End of the Century

Wesleyan University

Teacher: Professor Andrew Szegedy-Maszak
Provided by: Coursera
Course language: English
Fees: free course
Level: beginner
Certificate possible? (fee)
Format: MOOC/online course

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I've sprung into Ancient Greeks lately & I've accumulated less than enough about them, but I still think I'm in the beginner level which this course will be a great leap for me to learn more about Ancient Greeks. Thanks for making this happen!

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