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Lesley Dean-Jones, Chair 2210 Speedway, Mail Code C3400, Austin, TX 78712-1738 • 512-471-5742

Spring 2006

AHC 325 • History of Greece to 146 BC

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30890 MW
W
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
4:00 PM-5:00 PM
WAG 201
WAG 308
KROLL

Course Description

History of Greece from the end of the Peloponnesian War to the defeat of Greece by Rome (404-146 B.C.) This course covers essential developments in Greek history during the 4th century and the Hellenistic period. Emphasis will be divided between political / military history (Alexander the Great is the pivotal figure of the course) and the changing social, cultural, and intellectual scene of the expanding Greek world. Many lectures will be slide-illustrated. The course will consist of two hours of lecture per week plus a one hour discussion section. There will two short writing assignments, two midterms, and a final examination. There are no prerequisites. The course counts towards the major in Ancient History and Classical Civization and the elective or area D requirements Texts Spiral-bound Supplementary Course Readings S. Pomeroy, S. Burstein, W. Donlan, J. T. Roberts, Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History (1999) M. M. Austin, The Hellenistic World from Alexander to the Roman Conquest, A Selection of Ancient Sources in Translation (1981) F. Walbank, The Hellenistic World (1992) Plutarch, Age of Alexander (1973) Arrian, Campaigns of Alexander (1976) Menander, Plays and Fragments (Penguin 1987) Aristophanes, The Knights, the Birds, the Assemblywomen (Penguin 1978) RECOMMENDED: J. R. Hamilton, Alexander the Great (1973)

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