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Ideas of Antiquity - 20039

Much of contemporary Western culture-its political, ethical and legal systems; its artistic, musical and literary expressions; its scientific theories and rational explanations; its theological and metaphysical commitments-originates in the ideals and institutions of classical Greek culture. This two-course connection focuses on the times, places and events of ancient Greece within which some of the most important classical ideas arose. Such contextualization will illustrate both the universal nature and the potential application of classical ideas while deepening students’ understanding of the historical conditioning and particularity of them.