Introduction to Greek History

Module code: AH1552

The foundations of Greek history are rooted in earlier developments in prehistory, which is where this module begins. Such major events as the Persian wars, the Peloponnesian wars and rise of Macedon are all covered here, and placed in the wider context of political and social changes within Greece, as well as linked to the wider contemporary Mediterranean world. Alexander the Great is one of the most notable figures in Greek History, and his legacy to Greece and other states he conquered is still apparent today. This module draws on wide ranging historical material to understand the development of classical Greece.


This module is studied by distance learning. Teaching materials will include a module handbook and set readings, some of which may be delivered through the University's virtual learning environment Blackboard.


  • Geographical knowledge exercise (40%)
  • Essay, 2,000 words (60%)