Commemoration: Athens and the Persian Wars (Remote)

Instructor(s)
Karen Laurence
Assistant Director of Faculty and Alumni Engagement, Siegal Lifelong Learning; Assistant Adjunct Professor, Classics, CWRU
Location
Online
Date
Mondays, March 1-April 5
Time
3-4:30 p.m. ET

The ancient Athenians repulsed the Achaemenid Persian Empire in 490 and again in 480 BCE, at the famous battles of Marathon, Salamis, and Plataea. The Persian Wars had tremendous impacts on all aspects of Athenian society, including architecture and art. In this course, we will examine ways that the Athenians used religious architecture, especially on their own Acropolis and in the Sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi, to create intricate and propagandistic commemorative messaging about their victories and their place in the future of Greek society.

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
$99
Nonmember Cost
$119