L18_FS: Anc. Greece: Spark of Western Civ.

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1. Context

1.1. 20th - 4th C. BCE

1.2. Mediterranean Basin

1.2.1. Greece

1.3. Birth of Western World View

2. Geography

2.1. Archipelago

2.1.1. Encourages Seafaring

2.1.1.1. Cultural Diffusion

2.1.1.2. Commerce Driven

2.1.2. Lack of Mineral Resources

2.2. Mountainous

2.2.1. Limited Arable Land

2.2.1.1. Small Pop. Density

2.2.1.2. Military Expansion Possible

2.2.2. Independent City States

2.3. Mild Climate

2.3.1. Encourages human interaction

2.3.2. Public/ Civic life becomes Important

3. City-States

3.1. Athens

3.1.1. Direct Democracy

3.1.1.1. Assembly

3.1.1.2. Strict Interpretation of "Citizen"

3.1.1.2.1. Male

3.1.1.2.2. Greek

3.1.1.2.3. Athenian

3.1.1.2.4. Property Owner

3.1.1.3. Civic Responsibility

3.1.2. Naval Power

3.1.2.1. Delian League

3.1.3. 'Academically' Open Society- With Limits.

3.1.3.1. Arts

3.1.3.1.1. Visual

3.1.3.1.2. Performing

3.1.3.1.3. Literary

3.1.3.2. Philosophy

3.1.3.2.1. Science

3.2. Sparta

3.2.1. Oligarchy

3.2.1.1. Rotating 'Kings'

3.2.1.2. "Tyrannical" Rule

3.2.2. Land Power

3.2.3. 'Academically' Closed Society

3.2.3.1. Military Arts Pursued

3.2.3.2. Many Religious Rituals

4. Movers & Shakers

4.1. Philosophy

4.1.1. Socrates

4.1.2. Plato

4.1.3. Aristotle

4.2. Political/ Military

4.2.1. Solon- 6th C BCE

4.2.1.1. Canceled debts

4.2.1.2. Encouraged Cultivation of Cash Crops

4.2.1.3. Encouraged Expansion of Industry

4.2.2. Cleisthenes- 6th - 5th C BCE

4.2.2.1. "Father of Greek Democracy"

4.2.3. Pericles- 5th C BCE

4.2.3.1. Age of Pericles

4.2.3.1.1. Statesman

4.2.3.1.2. General

4.2.3.2. Golden Age of Greece

4.2.4. Alexander ~337 - 326 BCE

4.2.4.1. Greco-Macedonian Empire

4.2.4.1.1. Military Leadership & Reforms

4.2.4.1.2. Death leads to fracturing of Empire

4.2.4.1.3. Spread of Hellenism

4.3. Historiography

4.3.1. Herodotus 6th C BCE

4.3.2. Thucydides 5th C BCE

4.4. Bard/ Literary/ Theatre

4.4.1. Homer

4.4.2. Sophocles

4.4.3. Aristophanes

4.5. Science-Engineering-Math

4.5.1. Archimedes

4.5.1.1. Antikythera Mechanism (??)

4.5.2. Heron of Alexandria

4.5.3. Euclid

5. Concepts

5.1. Arete

5.1.1. Body

5.1.1.1. Olympic Games

5.1.1.1.1. Martial Skills

5.1.1.1.2. Fame, Honor = Glory

5.1.2. Mind

5.1.2.1. Core Education

5.1.2.1.1. History

5.1.2.1.2. Rhetoric

5.1.2.1.3. Philosophy

5.1.3. Civics

5.1.3.1. Political/ Military

5.1.3.1.1. Active Citizen

5.1.3.1.2. Soldier

5.1.3.1.3. Politician

5.2. Humanism

5.3. Secularism

6. Hist. Events

6.1. Persian Wars 6th - 5th C BCE

6.1.1. Cyrus the Great

6.1.2. Darius the Great

6.1.2.1. Battle of Marathon

6.1.3. Xerxes I

6.1.3.1. Battle of Thermopylae

6.2. Delian League & Athenian Empire

6.3. Peloponnesian War 5th C BCE

6.4. Macedonian Conquest