THINKING ABOUT THINGS: GREEK PHILOSOPHY

Themes

  • the early Greeks: myth and archaeology

  • democracy in the polis

  • Hellenistic empire and thought

 

Aristotle teaching Alexander
A Letter from Alexander to Aristotle?  

Myth and Archaeology: who were the early Greeks?

The Polis: Classical Greece

Hellenistic Empire

Comparisons and Connections

next lecture: Roman society, T&E ch. 11; Encounters ch. 5 Augustus, Josephus; ch. 6 Livy, Perpetua