Agenda: Monday, Oct. 4, 2010

Quote of the Day:  "Although extraordinary valor was displayed by the entire corps of Spartans and Thespians, yet bravest of all was declared the Spartan Dienekes. It is said that on the eve of battle, he was told by a native of Trachis that the Persian archers were so numerous that, when they fired their volleys, the mass of arrows blocked out the sun. Dienekes, however, quite undaunted by this prospect, remarked with a laugh, 'Good. Then we'll have our battle in the shade.' "  — Herodotus, The History of the Persian War

Learning Targets:

  • Historians such as Herodotus and Thucydides originated the writing of history in Western civilization with their lengthy works on the Persian and Peloponnesian wars. 
  • In Sparta, a military state, a small group of men decided what issues to place before adult male voters: Oligarchy 
  • In Athens, aristocratic rule dissolved into political strife between peasants and aristocrats. Leadership shifted between reform-minded aristocrats and tyrants, until land reform and an assembly served as the foundations of Athenian democracy.


1.  It is Homecoming Week.  We'll take some pictures with those in school spirit - today is "Miss Match Day."  Mr. Duez will be decked out.
2.  Notes - Spartan Lifestyle.  We'll focus on their government, role of women, role of men.
3.  We'll watch footage from the video: "The Last Stand of the 300"
4.  If time remains we'll study vocab for the quiz.

QUIZ is tomorrow.

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