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- Cleisthenes' Athenian revolution
- The Ionian Revolt and Marathon
- Xerxes' invasion of Greece
- The Delian League, and Athenian democracy radicalised
- How the Athenian empire was paid for
- Monuments to the democratic order: the Acropolis and Agora
- Origins of the Peloponnesian War
- The many and the few
- The iron hand of democratic Athens
- The insane genius of Alcibiades
- Conon and the battle of Aegospotami
- Lysander takes over
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
Must hold a Bachelor's degree from a recognised tertiary institution; international students require IELTS of 6.5.
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as HST820 The Athenian Empire 510-404 BC.
This subject provides an in-depth study of Athens and its empire in the fifth century BC, commencing with Cleisthenes' reforms. Athens' role in the Persian wars will be discussed, and the evidence (documentary and literary) for the Delian League will be studied from the foundation of the league until its dissolution with the defeat of Athens in the Peloponnesian War.
- Assignment 1 - 1500 words including notes (20%)
- Assignment 2 - 3000 words including notes (40%)
- Assignment 3 - Take-home exam (40%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject