History 9 - Kolbe Academy

History 9

Ancient Greek History

This course examines the great civilization of ancient Greece, beginning around 600 B.C. with the rise of the Lydian state, and concentrating on the rise and fall of Athens. The course reads the great ancient histories of the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars. It then examines Plato’s view of the ideal state. Plato’s state can be compared to the actual Greek states and to modern day Republics.

The study of ancient Greece is vital to any genuine understanding of the movement and progress of History in the West. The personalities and events from this prominent era in history have largely influenced those of later times. This course will enable the student to observe the timelessness of human relations and the similarities of man’s responses to the conditions in which he finds himself, across time periods; discover the similarities of and difference between ancient Greek and Christian ideas of virtue; trace the cause and effect of political developments in the ancient world and, by extension, in the modern; identify the periods of ancient history and major characters of the period; become familiar with the map of the ancient world and the seeds of modern conflicts; and relate modern historical situations and documents to their ancient antecedents.

Students taking this course for Kolbe Core (OK) credit will have four major assignments each semester.  Two of those four assignments will be paper topic essays, and the other 2 may also be essays, but could instead include other types of creative projects, oral presentations, or other appropriate assignments pertinent to the course.  Additionally, core students should also expect to have daily reading, minor weekly written assignments, required participation, and exams as assigned by their instructor. All assignments are given and graded by the instructor.

  • The Histories
  • The History of the Peloponnesian War
  • The Rise and Fall of Athens: Nine Greek Lives
  • The Persian Expedition
  • Great Dialogues of Plato
  • MLA Handbook Eighth Edition

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Course Details:

Students should enroll in only one section.

Section Number





Mrs. Angstenberger

Mrs. Angstenberger

Mrs. Prudlo

Grades (Typical)

9 – 12 (9th)

Live Class Meets

1x per week

1 hr. 20 min.





Class Period





9:00-10:20 AM PT
12:00-1:20 PM ET

12:00-1:20 PM PT
3:00-4:20 PM ET

6:00-7:20 AM PT
9:00-10:20 AM ET


$759 or see Full-Time Online Tuition Option

Credits (Type)

10 (History)

Transcript Designation


Companion Courses

Ancient Greek Literature

Introduction to Sacred Scripture

English 9


Also offered at the Kolbe Honors (OH) level.