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

Spring 2008

AHC 319 • Ancient Mediterranean World

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32495 to 32510 Multiple Sections
Gates-Foster

Course Description

32495 MW 12-1 WAG 201 TH 9-10 CBA 4.340 32500 MW 12-1 WAG 201 TH 10-11 CBA 4.340 32505 MW 12-1 WAG 201 F 10-11 MEZ 2.102 32510 MW 12-1 WAG 201 F 12-1 WAG 201 Survey of ancient civilizations of the Near East, Egypt, Greece and Rome from ca. 3000 BCE to the seventh century CE, focusing on the development of ideas and institutions in these areas and on the active cultural exchange among the diverse civilizations of the broader region that shaped their history and cultural identity. Topics to be covered include the development of writing systems, literary traditions and civic institutions, as well as evidence for religious and cultural practices. Requirements/Grading Basis: Two hour exams: 30% Final exam (partially comprehensive): 30% Quizzes: 20% Discussion section participation: 20%

Texts

C. Freeman Egypt, Greece and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean ISBN 978-0-19-926364-6 J. Haywood The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations ISBN 0-141-01448-2 M. Roaf Cultural Atlas of Ancient Mesopotamia ISBN 0-816-02218-6 Course reader

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