Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts

Department ofClassics and Ancient
Mediterranean Studies

CAMS 25: Greek Civilization

CAMS 25: Greek Civilization

This course explores the cultural, political, and historical identity of the ancient Greeks who they were, what they achieved, how they organized their society, and what they believed. This is not a history of ancient Greece, but an examination into the different facets of ancient Greek civilization, including the Trojan War myth, the ancient Olympics, the rise of democracy, slavery, the cultural and political contexts of artistic performance, and the sex-gender system. Students will pursue these topics and others using an interdisciplinary approach, consulting evidence from Greek literature, art, history, and philosophy. Ultimately, this course will provide students with a broad background in ancient Greek civilization and prepare them for more advanced work in the ancient Mediterranean world. As such, it fulfills both the GH and IL requirements.


Lecturer in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies