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

Spring 2008

AHC 325 • History of Greece to 146 BC

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32525 to 32540 Multiple Sections

Course Description

32525 MW 10-11 WAG 201 F 10-11 WAG 201 32530 MW 10-11 WAG 201 F 2-3 PAR 304 32535 MW 10-11 WAG 201 W 4-5 WAG 208 32540 MW 10-11 WAG 201 TH 4-5 CBA 4.340 The 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 ntellectual scene of the expanding Greek world. The course will consist of two hours of lecture per week plus a one hour discussion section. There will short writing assignments, a midterm, and a final. There are no prerequisites. The course counts towards the majors in Ancient History, Classical Civilization, and History and the elective or area D requirements.


" OPTIONAL: Sarah B. Pomeroy, ed., Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History (Oxford 2007, 2nd ed.), ISBN-10 019530800X, ISBN-13 978-0195308006 " REQUIRED: G. Shipley, The Greek World after Alexander: 323-30 BC, Routledge 2000, ISBN-10 0-415-04618, ISBN-13 9780415046183 " REQUIRED: Xenophon, A History of My Times, trans. R. Warner, Penguin 1979, ISBN-10 0-140-44175-1, ISBN-13 9780140441758 " REQUIRED: S. Burstein, The Hellenistic Age from the battle of Ipsos to the death of Kleopatra VII, Cambridge 1985, ISBN-10 052128158X, ISBN-13 978-0521281584 " REQUIRED: Arrian, The Campaigns of Alexander, trans. A. de Sélincourt, Penguin 1971, ISBN-10, 0-140-44253-7, ISBN-13 9780140442533 " REQUIRED: Polybius, The Rise of the Roman Empire, trans. I. Scott-Kilvert, Penguin 1979, ISBN-10 0-140-44362-2, ISBN-13 9780140443622


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