Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander

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Bi-weekly; Week 1; Wednesday; 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Location: Tartu (G1)

Ancient Greece is uniquely important to us, bequeathing modes of thought and values that have shaped the western world and still influence us in profound ways today. Western philosophy and logic, art and architecture, and poetry and drama were born here, as was the city state and western forms of warfare. Democracy was invented by the ancient Greeks and argued about, achieved and attacked. This workshop surveys Greek history, philosophy, statecraft, literature, art and science, from the time of Homer in the 8th century BCE to the death of Aristotle in 322 BCE. Participants will be asked to present on an aspect of ancient Greek history and culture during the workshop.


Martin Jones ( has been an Academy member since 2016 and previously co-facilitated workshops in history and philosophy. He is a retired business executive who studied history and political studies in university and has maintained a lifelong fascination with ancient Greece and its achievements.

David Brodie ( has been a member since 2003 and has attended and facilitated numerous workshops on a variety of topics – few of which relate to his academic background – but all of which he enjoyed.

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