Thucydides: War and Civilization is unfortunately unavailable

Thankfully we have 6 other History Classes for you to choose from. Check our top choices below or see all classes for more options.

Thucydides: War and Civilization

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online

(23)
Course Details
Price:
$315
Start Date:

This class isn't on the schedule at the moment, but save it to your Wish List to find out when it comes back!
If you're enrolled in an upcoming date, this simply means that date has now sold out.

Important:
Class will not meet Tuesday, November 3rd.
Purchase Options
Save to WishList

7 people saved this class

Book Private Class
Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 14

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this history lesson:

Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War recounts the disastrous, 27-year war between Athens and Sparta. The Peloponnesian War brought to an end both democracy in Athens and the traditional Spartan aristocracy. Also destroyed was the classical idea of the city-state itself, with its attendant conceptions of citizenship and civic life. 

Through its mix of speeches, narrative, and analysis, Thucydides’ History presents a vivid and critical account of the decline and fall of the culture that we’ve come to call “classical.” What insights does the work offer us regarding why that culture could not sustain itself?

In this course, students will read the entirety of Thucydides’ History with particular attention to its oscillation between claims of historical objectivity and intense subjective pathos. We will examine Thucydides’ speeches, in which historical figures (Perikles, Alkibiades, Nikias, amongst others) debate central questions of political theory and action: democratic freedom and its limits, punishment and vengeance, expediency and justice, imperialism and democracy. 

We will attend, too, to the Historys intense emotional pathos: how does the work’s style and structure intensify its account of prolonged human suffering? Finally, we will explore Thucydides’ relation to his intellectual milieu, a context that includes Athenian tragedy and comedy, sophistic thought, and the incipient form of Socratic dialogue.


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Still have questions? Ask the community.

Refund Policy

Upon request, we will refund the entire cost of a class up until 1 week before its start date. Students who withdraw after that point but before the first class are entitled to a 75% refund. After the first class: 50%. After the second: 25%. No refunds will be given after the third class.

Start Dates (0)

This class isn't on the schedule at the moment, but save it to your Wish List to find out when it comes back!

Similar Classes

Benefits of Booking Through CourseHorse

Booking is safe. When you book with us your details are protected by a secure connection.
Lowest price guaranteed. Classes on CourseHorse are never marked up.
This class will earn you 3150 points. Points give you money off your next class!
Questions about this class?
Get help now from a knowledge expert!
Questions & Answers (0)

Get quick answers from CourseHorse and past students.

Reviews of Classes at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research (23)

School: Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research was established in 2011 in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Its mission is to extend liberal arts education and research far beyond the borders of the traditional university, supporting community education needs and opening up new possibilities for scholarship in the...

Read more about Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

CourseHorse Approved

This school has been carefully vetted by CourseHorse and is a verified NYC educator.

Want to take this class?

Save to Wish List
Booking this class for a group? Find great private group events here

6 Top Choices

Pornography: Aesthetics, Politics, and Pleasure

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

Pornography is one of humanity’s oldest, and most enduring artifacts. Variously celebrated and demonized, it has decorated sumptuous palaces and been furtively sold under pain of arrest.  In the modern United States, it is kept studiously out of sight, and yet is simultaneously omnipresent and accessible in its most explicit forms with a simple...

Thursday Oct 22nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

The History of Photography: Genre by Genre

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Los Angeles Center of Photography - Online Distance Learning Class via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

The Los Angeles Center of Photography is thrilled to produce a new four-part series on the history of photography. The series, offered once each season, will be divided into the genres of photography. This season features the overall history of photography, portraiture, fashion and nude. Next season will feature other genres, including documentary,...

Friday Nov 13th, 3pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time

Euripides: the Varieties of Tragedy

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

To Aristotle, Euripides was “the most tragic of poets.” To his contemporary Aristophanes, he was a “morality-destroying quibbler and quarreler.” To Nietzsche, Euripides was, along with Socrates, the co-destroyer of tragedy. Behind these critical evaluations stands an extraordinarily variegated body of work: tragedies...

Thursday Nov 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Ethics by Design Series: Overview & Human Rights

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at General Assembly - Online Online Class, Houston, Texas 00000

When you design or engineer a product, you believe that it will have a positive impact on your target market. But do you have the resources to think about how your technologies might affect society as a whole? This evening workshop will introduce you to the basics of ethical thinking and will help you implement ethics in your working day. ***This...

Tuesday Nov 24th, 12pm - 2:30pm Central Time

Ethics by Design Series: Overview & Human Rights

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at General Assembly - Online Online Class
Livestream, New York, New York 00000

When you design or engineer a product, you believe that it will have a positive impact on your target market. But do you have the resources to think about how your technologies might affect society as a whole? This evening workshop will introduce you to the basics of ethical thinking and will help you implement ethics in your working day. ***This...

Tuesday Nov 24th, 1pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time

Fair Housing - The History and Why

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Baruch College - CAPS - Online 00000

This course will provide students with background information on Fair Housing. Students enrolled in this course, will have an in depth understanding of the creation and meaning of the law.  Topics to be explored include Fair Housing from the time of the civil war and the civil rights movement, to current times inclusive of green Fair Housing....

Wednesday Dec 16th, 5pm - 9:15pm Eastern Time