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Unformatted text preview: C.Golden Athens 1.Money funds culture – rebuild Athens 2.Rebuilding and construction projects 3.Sculpture 4.Greek Theater – explore morality II.Peloponnesian War, 431-404 BC A.Thucydides gives account B.Athens navy, fortifications C.Sparta, strong infantry D.Melos destroyed – want to be neutral, Athens refuses and invades E.Alcibiades and Sicily F.Athens Loses III.Athens Contemplates Defeat A.Moral relativism - Sophists B.Socrates – should have moral absolutes, implicates democracy in his critique C.Plato – democracy not the answer, philosopher king is D.Euripides – critiques Peloponnesian wars with old story E.Aristophanes - comedies F.Explore issues of moral absolutes, democracy, warfare IV.Aftermath of War A.Athens loses B.Power struggles ensue – city-state issues C.Mercenaries add to problems D.Cities remain disunited and “sovereign”...
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- Spring '08
- Ancient Greece, Classical Athens, Athens C.Golden Athens