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

Spring 2009

AHC 325 • History of Greece to 146 BC

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Course Description

31895 MW 12-1 WAG 201 F 10-11 CAL 22 31900 MW 12-1 WAG 201 F 12-1 WAG 201 31905 MW 12-1 WAG 201 TH 2-3 GAR 2.124 31910 MW 12-1 WAG 201 TH 4-5 CBA 4.342 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. The course will consist of two hours of lecture per week plus a mandatory one-hour discussion section. Grades will be based on: 25% midterm examination 45% final examination 35% discussion section (short quizzes, short writing assignments, participation in discussion) There are no prerequisites.


Books (all required) Walbank, F. W., The Hellenistic World. Harvard, 1993. Arrian, The Campaigns of Alexander, trans. A. de Sélincourt, Penguin 1971 Austin, M. M., The Hellenistic world from Alexander to the Roman conquest. Cambridge, 1981. Plutarch, The Age of Alexander. Penguin, 1973.


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