The Rise and "Fall" of Ancient Greece *NEW*

Greek history begins with events of near myth and legend. The Gods on Mount Olympus, the Trojan Wars, and the rivalries of the Greek City States who differed on whether social discipline and militarism, or democracy and culture should be model for society. If Plato and Aristotle inquired into how humans think, act, and perceive the world of nature, Alexander the Great put it all into practice to expand the limits of Greek power and influence, creating a tension that we recognize today: does too much knowledge create too much power? Maps, references, and handouts will be provided. Instructor: Anatole Sykley



Start Date

January 27, 2020









8 Mondays, 3-5pm. Begins Jan. 27 No class Feb. 17

Instructors: Anatole Sykley


Anatole Sykley

Anatole Sykley is an independent scholar and historian. He transitioned to his new career after a career in high tech and early internet technology companies in Cambridge and the Boston area finishing off in telecommunications. A graduate of La Trobe University with degrees in Physics, Applied Math and Computer Science. As an ongoing Harvard Extension School student, Anatole is working on his history qualifications. Anatole is a member of Organization of American Historians, World War I Historical Society, World War I Centennial Commission (Massachusetts). Anatole teaches history, focussed on World War I and the early 20th century era, but also has given courses and seminars on current affairs, Eastern European history, Medieval History as well as selected topics in the History of Science, in Computers and Cryptography, at several Adult Education programs in the Cambridge, Boston, Brookline area, as well as organizing custom seminars for reading groups, local libraries and senior centers all over Eastern Massachusetts. Anatole has also led tours of World War I battlefields in France and Belgium, as well as given history tours of Boston. Anatole also supplements his career by teaching ESL courses at local education programs.