The Golden Age of Greece


Around the year 1200 B.C., Mycenaean civilization collapsed, which led to the creation of a new political order in Greece. The subsequent rise of the Greek city-state produced a civilization that culminated in the Golden Age of Greece. During this time, the Greeks produced great achievements in many fields, including politics, language, science, art, mathematics, war, architecture, and economics.


Audio Version

Download Audio

Q & A Session

Q & A Audio Version

Download Audio

Recommended Readings

Please note: in order to view the readings for this week, you must log in to your account.

Don't have an online courses account yet? Register for a free account now.


Kenneth R. Calvert is professor of history at Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from Wheaton College, an M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from Harvard, and his Ph.D. from Miami University–Ohio.