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The Hellenistic Mediterranean: History, Society, and Culture
CCIV 236
Fall 2007 not offered
Crosslisting: HIST 243

The Hellenistic Mediterranean, from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 to the Roman sack of Carthage and Corinth in 146 BC, 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.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CLAS
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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