CS 1000 Week 1
Sources for understanding how we experience the ancient world?
What sources can we use?
o Texts: the Greeks and Romans left a lot of texts which give insight into
their values. This is different because many areas did not devel
CS 1000 Week 6
October 16, 2013
When we talk about architecture, we usually focus on one kind of structure:
o Houses were typically very modest whereas Romans built a wider range of
public and private building. The monume
CS 1000 - Week 5
October 7, 2013
For Iambos and Elegy see last weeks notes
(C) Choral: originated in the context of religious festivals; remains are very fragmentary;
sung by many people (unlike iambos and elegy).
(1) Alcman: Spartan poet; a f
CS 1000 Week 4
30 September 2013
Homers Iliad (Continued)
Wrath is the main theme.
Achilles withdraws from the war and stays in his tent for most of the book
because he is upset that Agamemnon took Briseis, his war prize. It is important
CS 1000 Week 2
September 16, 2013
Archaeology involves the physical remains of ancient society (ruins and material
There are many different kinds of archaeological evidence sites (things rooted
in places), architecture, pa
September 23, 2013
The citadel of Mycenae was built on the top of a hill (like Knossos on Crete).
See image on the slide to see the hilltop and the remains of a defensive wall.
Our knowledge of this site is owed
CS 1000 - Week 7
October 21, 2013
Athens was not a major center in the Bronze Age.
o Mainland Greece was ruled from Mycenae at this time and Athens was not
o The name of Athens suggests a Bronze Age place name so there mi
CS 1000 Week 8
N.B. Athenian Law will be discussed after the break.
October 28, 2013
Women and the Family in Greek Society
History is not just about battles and civic events but it is also about the more
private world of the ancients. Historia
CS 1000 - Week 13
December 2, 2013
Slide: Comedy the papyrus of Menanders Dyskolos
o This is dialogue; there are no spaces between words or names of speakers.
Slide: Vase. Many vases depict comic scenes. A great majority of them have been
CS 1000 Week 12
November 25, 2013
Three great Athenian playwrights:
o Aeschylus 524/5 456/5 BCE; we have 7 plays
o Sophocles ca. 495-406 BCE; we have 7 plays
o Euripides ca. 485-406 BCE; in medieval manuscripts were have 19 p
CS 1000 Week 11
November 18, 2013
Theoretical Approaches to the Problem of Definition of Myth Continued from Week 10
Last Week: Theory 1 all myths are about nature; Theory 2 all myths are explanatory
3. Myths as Charters
CS 1000 Week 9
November 4, 2013
Greek Law and Athenian Legal Procedure
The idea of law wass important to the Greeks Pindar personified Law and
described it as the king of all
o Plato also quoted these lines from Pindar
o A papyrus gives us a s
CS 1000 - Week 10
Monday, November 11, 2013
Slavery was a prominent part of Greek (esp. Athenian) society but it is largely
invisible in the evidence that they have left.
Slaves made up a large portion of the population in Athens