HIST010 PO - Ancient Mediterranean

When Offered: Last offered fall 2017.
Instructor(s): B. Keim
Credit: 1

This course surveys the political and cultural histories of the Mediterranean world from 3000 B.C.E. to 400 C.E., from the rise of the earliest Ancient Near Eastern empires through the decline of the Roman Empire. There will be a strong emphasis on critical engagement with ancient sources in translation, from the Epic of Gilgamesh and Code of Hammurabi through Homer's Iliad, the Histories of Herodotus and Thucydides, and Augustus' Res Gestae. Special attention will be paid to ancient imperialism, the development of Greco-Roman historiography and the many enduring legacies of these ancient Mediterranean cultures. (Core course, Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean)
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
Area 3

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