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War in Greco-Roman Society
CCIV 239
Spring 2009 not offered
Crosslisting: HIST 262

This course examines the nature of warfare and its impact on society from the Homeric age to late antiquity. In addition to considering the evidence for such dynamic figures as Alexander the Great, Hannibal, and Julius Caesar, we will also address crucial questions: Who fought and why? What motivated conflict, and what ethical concerns are treated by ancient sources? How do the sources offer insight into how battles were fought? What can we know about the impact of war on noncombatants? A wide variety of evidence will be considered, from literature to papyri to art and archaeological remains, as well as modern scholarship.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CLAS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on MAY-27-2024
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