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.
Telepaideia tuition is non-refundable. However, if you need to cancel your enrollment or withdraw from your class, you may be eligible for a 50% credit, to be used toward a future Telepaideia course. In order to be eligible for this credit, you must notify firstname.lastname@example.org of your withdrawal before the second class meeting has taken place.
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.