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Lecture slides

Term 1

Lecture 1 - Introduction

Lecture 2 - Athens in the Sixth Century (Solon, Peisistratus)

Lecture 3 - The Post-Peisistratid Crisis and the Reforms of Cleisthenes

Lecture 4 - Athens and the Persian Wars

Lecture 4 consolidated handout

Lecture 4 iconography handout

Lecture 5 - The Rise of the Athenian Empire

Lecture 6 - The Culture of Democracy

Lecture 7 - The Arsenal of Democracy

Lecture 8 - The Peloponnesian War

Lecture 9 - Democracy Interrupted (the Four Hundred and the Thirty)

Term 2

Lecture 1 - The Character of the Restored Democracy

Lecture 1 Xenophon handout

Lecture 2 - Democracy in Fourth-Century Political Thought

Lecture 3 - Democracy Set in Stone: Epigraphic Evidence

Lecture 3 decree on the settlers of Salamis

Lecture 3 consolidated handout

Lecture 4 - Imperialism and Game Theory - guest lecture by Dr Manuela Dal Borgo (Cambridge)

Lecture 5 - The Second Athenian Empire (prezi) - link to plain PDF version here

Lecture 5 decree of Aristoteles

Lecture 6 - The Defeat of Athens and the Abolition of Democracy (prezi) - link to plain PDF version here

Lecture 7- Oratory and Democracy - guest lecture by Dr Christine Plastow (Open University)

Lecture 8 - Rome, Democracy and Imperialism

Lecture 8 consolidated handout

Lecture 9 - Classical Athens in Modern Thought

Term 3

CX235/335 Exam Paper 2013-4

CX235/335 Exam Paper 2015-6

Revision session 1 - 'Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others'

J. Keane, 'Does Democracy have a Violent Heart?' (2010)

Revision session 2 - Democracy

Sample exam answers 2013/14

Revision session 3 - Imperialism

Sample exam answers 2013/14