Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by February 10): $200
Regular Price (after February 10): $220
This course focuses on Greek thought and experience from Homer to Alexander, for those who have often wished they had studied the Greeks, and for those who did so, but too long ago to matter. Our readings and discussion will include portions of the Iliad, the Persians of Aeschylus, the Anabasis of Xenophon, portions of Herodotus and Thucydides, and two excerpts from Plutarch's Lives: Lycurgus the Spartan lawgiver and Alexander the conqueror of Asia. Six sessions.
Pericles Georges earned his PhD in Greek and Roman history at Berkeley and taught these subjects at Harvard for six years, then again for the rest of his career at Lake Forest College, together with other courses and seminars in European history.
- Homer, Iliad, tr. Fitzgerald (Anchor, 1975). ISBN: 978-0385059411
- The Portable Greek Historians, ed. M. I. Finley (Penguin, 1977). ISBN: 9780140150650
- The Greeks by H. D. F. Kitto (Penguin, 1991). ISBN: 978-0140135213
- A course pack of additional materials, compiled by the instructor and distributed during the first class, for which there will be a nominal fee.
- Please read The Greeks by H. D. F. Kitto for the first class.
- Please also read Book I of The Iliad for the first class.
- Participants are also encouraged to explore Greek authors online at http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper, sourcebooks.fordham.edu, and http://classics.mit.edu/
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.