Honors History 9 - Kolbe Academy

Honors 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 Honors (OH) credit will have 4 papers per semester as chosen by their main instructor.  Daily reading, minor weekly written assignments, required participation, and exams will also be assigned and graded by the instructor.

Honors students will attend a live Honors Seminar that meets periodically throughout the year. Honors seminar will require projects and additional reading in the form of short stories, poems, essays, articles, and/or encyclicals with the purpose of going into more depth on the topics being studied in class. Students will be graded on active participation during live seminar.  The type of participation required will vary but includes activities such as active discussion, collaborative group work, and presentations. The participation grade from honors seminar will be weighted 20% into the student’s overall grade for the honors course.

  • 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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Students enrolling in Online Honors History 9 must also enroll in Honors Seminar to fulfill honors credit.  Please click here to view the details for the History 9 Honors Seminar.

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 + $169

(Regular class + honors seminar fee)

or see Full-Time Online Tuition option

Credits (Type)

10 (History)

Transcript Designation


Companion Courses

Honors Ancient Greek Literature

Honors Introduction to Sacred Scripture

English 9


Also offered at the Kolbe Core (OK) level.