|330-HTH-VA, Topics in Ancient Greek History |
“It’s all Greek to me”. That expression is supposed to mean that something is hard to understand. But this course makes it clear that the Greeks had a lot to offer to modern society. Cities, wine, philosophy, architecture, drama, art, the Olympics, the alphabet, even democracy itself; all these things were passed on to us by the Ancient Greeks. These same Greeks also lived with slavery, sexism and corruption. Students in this course will learn how much of ancient society still lives today. In the end, maybe it really IS all Greek.