The course aims to give a wide-ranging account of ancient Greek society and civilisation and its impact, focussing this term on the period from 401 – 379.

During the term, you will learn about the archaeological and historical evidence for Classical Greece from 401 – 379 BC with particular stress on major political and social developments of the Spartan hegemony. This will include an analysis of the gradual recovery of Athens in the decades after the Peloponnesian War, including attempts to revive a maritime confederacy. We will look at the causes of the Spartan domination, including the developing Greek relationship with the Persian Empire, the circumstances of the Corinthian War culminating in the King’s Peace and the continued opposition of Sparta’s rivals. We will go on to examine the rise of the tyranny in Sicily, the evolution of Greek art 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 09 January 2018

Online enrolment available at:

or call 0300 303 3464 for telephone enrolment