During the classical period of Ancient Greece (508-322 BC) Athens was a democracy and the major urban centre of the Athenian polis (city-state). The peak of Athenian hegemony was achieved in the 440s to 430s BC, known as the Age of Pericles. In the classical period, Athens was a centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, and the birthplace of many prominent philosophers, writers and politicians of the ancient world. This afternoon session will explore the many achievements of Athens' citizens, and why Athens is widely regarded as the cradle of Western Civilization.
Sunday 9 November 2 - 4pm in lecture theatre A3 Fee: $20 due by Friday 7 November