(36 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture)
Course No. 3372
Taught by Kenneth W. Harl
Ph.D., Yale University
University Level Lecture Series:
1. Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War
2. The Greek Way of War
3. Sparta-Perceptions and Prejudices
4. Sparta and Her Allies
5. The Athenian Democracy
6. Athens and the Navy
7. Victory over Persia, 490-479 B.C.
8. Athens or Sparta-A Question of Leadership
9. Cimonian Imperialism
10. Sparta after the Persian Wars
11. The First Peloponnesian War
12. The Thirty Years' Peace
13. Triumph of the Radical Democracy
14. From Delian League to Athenian Empire
15. Economy and Society of Imperial Athens
16. Athens, School of Greece
17. Crisis in Corcyra, 435-432 B.C.
18. Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War
19. Strategies and Stalemate, 431-429 B.C.
20. Athenian Victory in Northwest Greece
21. Imperial Crisis-The Chalcidice and Mytilene
22. Plague, Fiscal Crisis, and War
23. Demagogues and Stasis
24. Pylos, 425 B.C.-A Test of Leadership
25. New Leaders and New Strategies
26. The Peace of Nicias
27. Collapse of the Peace of Nicias
28. From Mantinea to Sicily, 418-415 B.C.
29. Sparta, Athens, and the Western Greeks
30. The Athenian Expedition to Sicily
31. Alcibiades and Sparta, 414-412 B.C.
32. Conspiracy and Revolution, 411 B.C.
33. Alcibiades and Athens, 411-406 B.C.
34. The Defeat of Athens, 406-404 B.C.
35. Sparta's Bitter Victory
36. Lessons of the Peloponnesian War
* War debate at Athens and Sparta: Thucydides records speeches that took place in citizen assemblies as war fever took hold-and cooler heads were ignored. These make a gripping narrative, comparable to the drama that led to the outbreak of World War I.
* Plague of Athens: Severe overcrowding in