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Lecture 10 - The Rise of Athens

Lecture 10 - The Rise of Athens

This video was recorded at CLCV 205 - Introduction to Ancient Greek History. In this lecture, Professor Kagan finishes up his description of the Spartan constitution. He argues that Sparta had a mixed constitution and gained great power due to alliances that the Spartans made with their neighbors. After the discussion of Sparta, Professor Kagan examines Athens and the development of the Athenian constitution. In addition, he shows how different these two poleis were. Finally, Professor Kagan discusses the emergence of the hoplite class in Athens and the failure of Cylon to make himself tyrant of Athens. Reading assignment: Pomeroy, Burstein, Donlan and Roberts. Ancient Greece. Oxford University Press: New York, 1999, pp. 159-181. Plutarch, The Rise and Fall of the Athens: Theseus and Solon.... Show More

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