This online unit The Athenian Empire 510-404 BC from Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University focuses on the evidence for, nature of, and politics within, the Delian League, as well as in the Persian wars and at home.
At the completion of this unit, you will understand literary, documentary and epigraphic ancient sources relating to the Delian League, Athenian involvement in the League, and the key events that occurred during this period.
You will also be able to analyse different ancient sources to find common themes and viewpoints characteristic of Athenian attitudes to other Greeks during this period.
Learning outcomes include the ability to critically evaluate ancient sources, focusing on aspects such as use of, and interaction with, as well as critiquing the methodologies and their impact on various arguments.
To be eligible for this unit, you must have a bachelor's degree from a recognised tertiary institution. To enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
Graduate Certificate of Ancient History
Areas of study
In this The Athenian Empire 510-404 BC unit, the topics you will study include:
Cleisthenes's Athenian revolution
The Ionian Revolt and Marathon
Xerxes' invasion of Greece
The Delian League, and Athenian democracy radicalised
How the Athenian empire was paid for
Monuments to the democratic order: the Acropolis and Agora
Origins of the Peloponnesian War
The many and the few
The iron hand of democratic Athens
The insane genius of Alcibiades
Conon and the battle of Aegospotami
Lysander takes over
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Graduate Certificate of Ancient History, Macquarie University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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A thorough understanding of history will allow you to put contemporary issues into context. This unit will give you the analytical skills to critique ancient literary, documentary and epigraphic sources, to further your understanding of common themes, viewpoints and events. These high-level skills and methodologies will prove useful in a range of career paths.
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Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in The Athenian Empire 510-404 BC from Macquarie University.
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