May 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

CLS 295-01 - Special Topic: Democracy and Empire in Ancient Athens

4 credits (Fall)
In the fifth century, Athenians both managed a complex empire and maintained a democracy that wrested power from aristocratic elites and ensured the poorest citizens a political voice. Elite and popular perspectives on the imperial democracy are found in sources as  varied as history, philosophy, entertainment,  archaeological evidence, and inscriptions.  Considering these sources, this class examines the origins, ideology, and institutions of Athenian democracy.

Prerequisite: Second-year standing. HUM 101  recommended.
Instructor: Dixon