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Ch 10: FTCE Humanities: Ancient Greek Art, Philosophy & Politics

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Let us help you prepare for the FTCE Humanities exam by going through the lessons contained within this chapter. Use the video lessons and self-assessing quizzes to review the main concepts of Ancient Greek art, philosophy and politics.

FTCE Humanities: Ancient Greek Art, Philosophy & Politics- Chapter Summary

Your review of the Ancient Greek art, philosophy and politics area of the FTCE Humanities exam can include the user-friendly video lessons and quizzes. This chapter contains all of the lessons related to Ancient Greek art, philosophy and politics that you need to know. The following concepts are included in the chapter:

  • Government in Ancient Greece and Athenian democracy
  • Slavery in Ancient Greece
  • Greek Polis
  • Greek myth and religion
  • Ancient Greek art, architecture and theatre
  • Satyr play
  • Euclid, Archimedes and Ptolemy
  • Socrates
  • Aristotelian Logic
  • The Odyssey
  • Herodotus

Watch each short video and complete the quiz at the end to get a complete study experience in preparation for the FTCE Humanities exam. If you prefer to read the lessons, there are complementary lesson transcripts with each video lesson. You can access all of these resources as many times as you need to until you feel confident enough to move forward and take the exam.

14 Lessons in Chapter 10: FTCE Humanities: Ancient Greek Art, Philosophy & Politics
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Forms of Government in Ancient Greece

1. Forms of Government in Ancient Greece

In this lesson, you will explore several forms of government that could be found in ancient Greece. Then, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Athenian Democracy: Solon and Cleisthenes

2. Athenian Democracy: Solon and Cleisthenes

Although Athens is remembered for creating the first democracy, it took many years and multiple leaders to develop the system we think of today. Learn about who took control, what reforms they made and how the people revolted against the old system.

Slavery in Ancient Greece

3. Slavery in Ancient Greece

This lesson explores slavery in ancient Greece. We examine the various forms slavery took in Greece, comparing Spartan serfdom to Athenian chattel slavery. Finally, we enumerate the duties and rights of Athenian slaves.

Greek Polis: Definition & Facts

4. Greek Polis: Definition & Facts

Discover the ancient Greek polis, a term used to describe small communities of ancient Greeks that were among the first recorded democracies in the world. Learn about the Athenian polis and explore the legacy of these ancient Greek communities.

Greek Myth and Religion

5. Greek Myth and Religion

This lecture examines the troubles of generalizing Greek religion, before doing just that. It lists the major Olympian gods and their roles. It then explores the function of heroes in Greek religion. Next, the relationship between gods and men is laid out. Finally, it explores aspects of Greek myth that reemerge in Christianity.

Ancient Greek Art, Pottery and Sculpture

6. Ancient Greek Art, Pottery and Sculpture

A survey of the transitions in Greek art, with special emphasis placed on the importance of materials and technique. This lecture explores Greek pottery styles from geometric to Orientalizing to black- and red-figure vases. It then turns to sculpture from Archaic styles to realism to idealism. Slides are shown throughout to get students familiar with these Greek styles.

Ancient Greek Architecture: Dorian, Ionic & Corinthian

7. Ancient Greek Architecture: Dorian, Ionic & Corinthian

This lecture discusses Greek architecture and its legacy. Enjoy our exploration of Greek columns, temples, stadiums, treasuries and theaters, and see why the Greeks might have reached the pinnacle of architectural achievement.

Greek Theatre: Tragedy and Comedy

8. Greek Theatre: Tragedy and Comedy

This lecture examines the function of theatre in Greek culture and religion, with special focus on the Athenians. It then explores the three different sorts of Greek theatre: satyr plays, comedy and tragedy, citing specific examples. Finally, we study the impact of theatre on Western civilization.

Satyr Play: Definition & Overview

9. Satyr Play: Definition & Overview

Learn about the satyr, a tragi-comedy play that the ancient Greeks invented along with the comedy and tragedy in honor of Dionysius' companions the satyrs.

Euclid, Archimedes & Ptolemy: Alexandrian Hellenistic Philosophers

10. Euclid, Archimedes & Ptolemy: Alexandrian Hellenistic Philosophers

This lecture recounts the achievements of the many great minds that called Alexandria home. We will look at Euclid, Ptolemy, Archimedes, Aristarchus, Herophilos, Erasistratus and Eratosthenes.

Socrates: Life, Death and Philosophy

11. Socrates: Life, Death and Philosophy

This lecture is a whirlwind tour through the life of Socrates. It begins with an explanation of the Socratic problem, followed by an examination of his philosophy. The lecture ends with a summary of Socrates' legacy.

Aristotelian Logic: Aristotle's Central Concepts and Influence

12. Aristotelian Logic: Aristotle's Central Concepts and Influence

This lesson will explore the life of the famous philosopher Aristotle. It will highlight his life in Northern Greece and Athens, as well as his interactions with Alexander the Great. It will also explain the main tenants of Aristotelian logic.

The Odyssey: Greek Epic

13. The Odyssey: Greek Epic

This lecture provides a rough outline of the exploits of Odysseus in Homer's epic poem ''The Odyssey''. You'll learn plot details about this epic poem, in addition to hearing about how this important tale relates to Greek culture and literary works throughout history.

Herodotus: Biography, Books & History

14. Herodotus: Biography, Books & History

This lesson discusses the life and work of Herodotus. Learn more about the Ancient Greek who is considered the Father of History, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

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