The Hellenistic Mediterranean, from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 to the Roman sack of Carthage and Corinth in 146 B.C., witnessed dramatic changes in political organization, social norms, economic behavior and religious practices. We shall explore this dynamic and creative period of the ancient Mediterranean world through a close reading of literary and epigraphic primary sources (in translation) as well as secondary scholarship. Major topics will include: kingship; the rise of interstate agreements and organization; cities and civic identity; urbanization; the economy; mercenaries and pirates; warfare; acculturation and culture clash; Judaism and the Greek world; religion; Rome and the eastern Mediterranean. Some knowledge of Greek or Roman history will be advantageous but is not strictly required.
COURSE FORMAT: Seminar
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CLAS Grading Mode: Student Option
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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