HISTORY 62 A

GREEK HISTORY

http://humweb.ucsc.edu/classics/hedrick/GrHist.html

Fall 2011

Charles W. Hedrick

Baskin 101

Cowell 242, x2727

MWF 9:30-10:40

Office Hours: M 1:30-2:30 and by appt.

e-mail: hedrick@ucsc.edu

TAs:

Javier Cardoza-Kon: Sections D and E
Office hours: Wednesdays 11:15-12:30pm at Joes Pizza and Subs and by appointment

Brian Malone: Sections C and F.
Office hours: Wednesdays 11-12 at Perk Coffee in the Baskin Engineering and by appointment.

Samantha Skinazi: Sections A and B
Office Hours: Fridays 11:00-12:00 at Perk Coffee in the Baskin Engineering and by appointment.

 

Required Text (available at The Literary Guillotine, 204 Locust Street, 457-1199):

Sarah Pomeroy et al., Ancient Greece: a Political, Social and Cultural History, 2nd ed., Oxford 2008

You must also have an iClicker, available at the Bay Tree Bookstore. We will begin using the iClickers in class on Wednesday March 31. After you have answered a question in class, then your iClicker must be registered to your name; please go to the iClicker registration site. Use your name and student ID as they appear on My.UCSC. Please do this as soon as possible after you have used the clicker in class. If you have an iClicker from a previous class, you do not need to purchase a new one.

Unless otherwise specified, readings other than the textbook are available via eCommons, in the folder "Resources."

Course Requirements:

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the history of ancient Greece, from the Prehistoric period to the end of the Hellenistic period. Lectures and readings will deal with the subjects outlined on the syllabus in more or less the order specified. To rely solely on readings or lectures will result in being inadequately prepared for the quizzes.

Attendance is required and will be checked by use of the iClickers.

Discussion sections A-F will each be divided into two groups ("Grizzlies" and "Otters"), which will meet on alternate weeks. You are responsible for keeping track of when your discussion group is meeting, and must attend all meetings of your discussion group. Your attendance and participation in discussion section will count significantly toward your grade. As part of your discussion section grade, you will also be required to participate in forums on eCommons (these assignments will be posted on this syllabus as they come up). Contributions are to be completed no later than Friday, 5PM, of the week they are announced.

There will be short daily quizzes on the reading, as well as five longer quizzes (see below for dates), for which you need to bring a scantron form (the pink form, F1712). The study guide for these quizzes is this syllabus. There will be no final examination.

Quarter grades will be based on the daily reading quizzes (20%), longer quizzes (50%), and participation in and preparedness for class and discussion section (30%). Longer quizzes will be given on Fridays of weeks 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.

You may miss three classes without penalty. Each further unexcused absence will result in the lowering of your participation mark by a full grade. Lowest scores on THREE of the daily quizzes will be thrown out. Likewise, lowest score on ONE of the longer quizzes will be dropped; note only that the score on the last quiz may not be dropped. If you miss a short or long quiz for any reason, that "0" will count as one of your quiz scores. You should not miss more than one quiz. If you already know that you cannot be present for the quizzes, do not take this class.

There will be one opportunity for extra credit: a guest lecturer will speak on Sat. 10/22. Attendance and participation in a eCommons discussion will count for ***

The use of laptops, cell phones, or other electronic devices is not allowed in the classroom without authorization from the DRC (see ADA info below).

ADA Info:

If you qualify for classroom accommodations because of a disability, please get an Accommodation Authorization from the Disability Resource Center (DRC) and submit it to me in person outside of class (e.g., office hours) within the first two weeks of the quarter. Contact the DRC at 459-2089 (voice), 459-4806 (TTY), or http://drc.ucsc.edu for more information on the requirements and/or process.

Schedule (check this page regularly for updates). Readings are to be finished by the Monday of each week, unless otherwise noted:

This schedule is an ideal. I may occasionally fall behind or (less likely) move ahead of it.

Week 1: 9/23.

Week 2: 9/26, 28, 30.

Week 3: 10/3, 5, 7 (long quiz). ("Grizzlies" meet).

Section discussion topic: Homer and the oral tradition: Reading: Homer, Iliad, Selections; Oliver Taplin, "Homer."

Week 4: 10/10, 12, 14. ("Otters" meet).

Section discussion topic: Homer and the oral tradition: Reading: Homer, Iliad, Selections; Oliver Taplin, "Homer."

Week 5: 10/17, 19, 21(long quiz). ("Grizzlies" meet).

Second section discussion topic: The Themistocles Decree; read "KaganThemist".

***VISITING LECTURER, SAT. 10/22--EXTRA CREDIT***

Week 6: 10/24, 26, 28. ("Otters" meet).

Second section discussion topic: The Themistocles Decree; read "KaganThemist".

Week 7: 10/31, 11/2, 4 (long quiz). ("Grizzlies" meet).

Third section discussion topic: The status of prostitutes in Athens; read Demosthenes 59, Against Neaira, and Hamel, "Life as a Prostitute."

Week 8: 11/7, 9, 11 (Holiday). ("Otters" meet).

Third section discussion topic: The status of prostitutes in Athens; read Demosthenes 59, Against Neaira, and Hamel, "Life as a Prostitute."

Week 9: 11/14, 16, 18 (long quiz). ("Grizzlies" meet).

Fourth section discussion topic: Alexander and the cult of Zeus Ammon. Read "KaganDivinity," section A. Read the following online: Andrew McIntyre, “Coins of Alexander the Great” ; Cf. further the article on Ammon. View and read about the coin at the British Museum.

Week 10: 11/21 (Hedrick at conference), 23, 25 (Thanksgiving). ("Otters" meet).

Fourth section discussion topic: Alexander and the cult of Zeus Ammon. Read "KaganDivinity," section A. Read the following online: Andrew McIntyre, “Coins of Alexander the Great” ; Cf. further the article on Ammon. View and read about the coin at the British Museum.

Week 11: 11/28, 30, 12/2 (long quiz). (No Sections)

  • Themes: The Hellenistic World; the Coming of Rome; India and the Greek East; Conclusions.
  • Reading: Pomeroy Chapter 12