Greek History

Greek History

Lectures: 60

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 5

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Cedilnik Alenka

Overview knowledge of Greek history from the beginnings to the end of the Hellenistic period. Introductory presentation of research development of Ancient Greece, study aids and sources for Greek history are followed by four periods of Greek history: (1) Pre-Homeric Greece, (2) Archaic period, (3) Classical period and (4) Hellenistic period. The last part of lectures relates to the elements of Greek presence in today’s Slovenian territory and surrounding area (mythology, geographical descriptions, toponymy and material remains). Among the areas presented in more detail the following stand out: the social system of Ancient Athens, especially the question of Athens democracy; Greek influence on the peoples in the Mediterranean area and European hinterland. In presentation of the Classical period and the decline of Greek world in Hellenistic period, the similarities and differences between the Greek world and the parallel or later development of the Roman state is exposed. The selection of sources is accessible in Slovenian language and almost entirely also in other major world and European languages.