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Introduction to Greek Civilization

Tuesday., 6pm (U.S. Eastern Time)

Course Description: This class is an introduction to the culture which emerged in the Greek-speaking cities of the ancient Mediterranean. In the course of a few consequential centuries, these people made rapid progress in poetry, sculpture, architecture, politics, philosophy, mathematics, astronomy, and medicine. Students will be given the background to appreciate its outsized impact on human history—on India, Egypt and Rome, on Judaism and Christianity, on the Middle East and the Islamic golden age, and later, following the Renaissance, on the scientific culture of modern Europe and our contemporary globalized world.


Level: There are no prerequisites for this introductory class.

Textbook: Instructor will provide materials

Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.

Regular price $250.00

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Nicholas Swift is an independent scholar and teacher living in New York. He has been a fellow at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC.