Governing and societies: In-depth questions I (A. Greek Antiquity)

lhist2361  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Governing and societies: In-depth questions I (A. Greek Antiquity)
5 credits
22.5 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2021-2022
Main themes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

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Through the examination of the literary and epigraphical evidences, this course proposes a diachronic survey of the ways of governing in Ancient Athens.

The institutions in the age of Demosthenes constitute the first chapter. From this start-point, the first part of this course progressively goes back into the past of that city in order to study the political and religious institutions of the Attic demes (chap. 2), the re-elaboration of the Athenian "constitution" at the end of the Peloponnesian War (chap. 3), and the problems that still encumber our understanding of the Cleisthenic reforms (chap. 4).

The second part is devoted to the archaic period. We focus then on the Peisistratid's tyranny (chap. 1), the role played by the legislators (Solon and Dracon) in the formation of that polis (chap. 2), and the problems engendered by the synoecism of Attica that is supposed to have occurred under the reign of Theseus (chap. 3).
Teaching methods
The students will have a syllabus at their disposal, which includes the documents analysed and the bibliographical references relating to the course.
Evaluation methods
The evaluation will take place at the January session and will be in a written form.
Cf syllabus
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Master [120] in History

Master [60] in History

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics