The Peloponnesian War: Part 1 & 2
This workshop contextualises the Peloponnesian War, and introduces students to a nuanced investigation of this conflict. Students will gain insight into the ideas, people and actions that determined the nature, causes and consequences of the war.
In Part 1 students interpret ancient artefacts and texts to evaluate the causes of the War and key events. In Part 2 students use ancient rhetorical techniques to construct arguments about war policies and decisions made by key figures such as: Pericles, Alcibiades, Nicias, Lysander, Cleon and Brasidas.
Students explore the state of mind of pivotal individuals and make connections between the socio-political and economic undercurrents of the war.
Cost per Student
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