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Cursus: GKRMV19005
GKRMV19005
The Greek Polis
Cursus informatieRooster
CursuscodeGKRMV19005
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; Utrecht Graduate School of Humanities; Domein Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis RMA;
Contactpersoondr. F. van den Eijnde
E-mailF.vandenEijnde@uu.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. F. van den Eijnde
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. F. van den Eijnde
Feedback en bereikbaarheid
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. O.P. Saar
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
2  (15-11-2021 t/m 28-01-2022)
Aanvangsblok
2
TimeslotB: B (DI-ochtend, DO-middag, DO-namiddag)
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 31-05-2021 09:00 t/m 27-06-2021 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
Na-inschrijvingJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 25-10-2021 09:00 t/m 26-10-2021 23:59
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure(Sub)school
Cursusdoelen
Students are introduced to the key concepts and debates related to the study of the Greek polis. In particular, students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the various institutions (religious cults, laws, political assembly, taxation, state offices, private or public associations, the military) that combined to make the polis work as a state. They will, moreover learn to combine evidence for the polis from multiple sources, including epigraphical and literary sources, as well as archaeological remains. Successful participants in this course apply theoretical insights from the social studies in their research and are able to position themselves with regard to the main debates surrounding the institutions and statehood of the Greek polis.
Inhoud
Ancient Greek society was defined by the polis, often translated as 'citizen-state' because of the importance that was awarded to (“bottom up”) citizen participation. Modern scholarship is divided, however, on the issue whether key institutions such as law and an administrative bureaucracy were sufficiently developed for the polis to be counted as a state, at least in the modern sense of the word. Some would go so far as to discount the existence of Greek statehood altogether, favoring the agency (entrepreneurship) and networking capabilities (associations) of private individuals. Arguing in the opposite directions, some scholars have sought to find the origins of our modern state in Ancient Greece.

This course surveys key aspects of the polis that might define it as a state in its own terms—though always in contrast with modern concepts of statehood. Particular emphasis is placed on the formal attributes (institutions) that were crucial to the practical operation of the polis. These included laws, political assembly, taxation, state offices and private or public associations, with a prominent place for the many religious cults that defined Greek social life. Various types of polis government are discussed, as well as rivaling tiers of identity, such as demes, federations (ethnē), amphiktyonies and panhellenic associations. Colonial foundations and warfare are, moreover, considered as a driving force in the development of the polis. The focus lies primarily on Archaic and Classical Greece, even though the origins of the polis are traced back to the Early Iron Age. Conversely, students will come away with a clear sense of the enduring importance of the polis in Hellenistic and Roman times. Source material includes epigraphical (documentary) and literary texts, but also archaeological remains and numismatic evidence.

Career orientation 
Preparation for academic career, career in cultural sector
Competenties
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Ingangseisen
Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Alle onderstaande cursussen zijn behaald
    • Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
Voorkennis
A broad and thorough knowledge of the ancient world.
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
Minor Archaeology
Minor Antieke Cultuur
Verdiepingspakket Fundamenten van Europa
Cursus Steden en Burgers
Verplicht materiaal
-
Werkvormen
Hoor/werkcollege

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Preparing lectures from course manual.

Toetsen
Paper
Weging70
Minimum cijfer5,5

Deadlines
Hand in paper in week 8

Presentatie
Weging30
Minimum cijfer5,5

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