During the term, you will learn about the archaeological, historical and epigraphic evidence for Classical Greece from 411 – 386 with particular stress on major political and social developments of the Spartan hegemony. This will include an analysis of the final defeat of Athens in the Peloponnesian War after 411, and the causes of the Spartan domination, and reasons for its continuation including the developing Greek relationship with the Persian Empire, including the March of the Ten Thousand. We will go on to look at how the defeat of Athens impacted upon its political and social life, but we will also continue to observe the changing nature of polis life in general, going on to explore the evidence for the revival of Athens and the gradual undermining of Spartan authority during the Corinthian War. You will be made familiar with the characters of Xenophon, King Agesilaus, and the importance of Plato for western philosophy.

Tutor – Gary Slator – Fee £84.70 or Free

Venue – WEA Centre, 1 Stand Road, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield, S41 8SW

Date – Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00pm, 11 meetings from 19 September 2017

Online enrolment available at:


or call 0300 303 3464 for telephone enrolment.