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Classical Civilizations: Ancient Greece, A four-part lecture series presented by former Harper student Kevin Kosirowski.

Sponsored by the Young Scholars Program of the Harper History Department and the Harper College Cultural Arts Committee. All invited!

Lecture Schedule:

  • Lecture One: Monday, September 26, 2022, 4–5 p.m.
    Topic: Athens in the Age of Pericles
  • Lecture Two: Monday, October 24, 2022, 4–5 p.m.
    Topic: Sparta (7th - 5th century BCE)
  • Lecture Three: Monday, November 21, 2022, 4–5 p.m.
    Topic: The Peloponnesian War
  • Lecture Four: Monday, December 5, 2022, 4–5 p.m.
    Athens and Sparta after the Peloponnesian War

Lecture Content:

Lecture One. Athens in the Age of Pericles

- The Democratic System

- The Delian League and the Athenian Empire

- Pericles, his reforms, and his building projects

Lecture Two. Sparta (7th – 5th century BCE)

- The Spartan Constitution

- The history of Sparta from the 7th to the 5th century BCE.

Lecture Three. The Peloponnesian War

- The Peloponnesian War

Lecture Four. Athens and Sparta after the Peloponnesian War

- Why Sparta could not maintain an empire (404 – 371 BCE)

- Athenian resurgence (404 – 338 BCE)

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