Study the beginnings of western civilization in Hillsdale College's free online course, “Athens and Sparta.”

The course is delivered via email, with one lesson per week over nine weeks. In addition to weekly lectures, the course features recommended readings, quizzes, and a discussion group.

All nine lectures are available on-demand and can be watched any time you choose. After completing the course, you will have the opportunity to take a “Final Quiz” and and obtain a Certificate of Completion. Most importantly, you will have studied the two dominant cities of classical Greece—Athens and Sparta.


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