Ancient Greece and Rome (HIST*2850) | College of Arts

Ancient Greece and Rome (HIST*2850)

Code and section: HIST*2850*01

Term: Winter 2017

Instructor: John Walsh


Office/Hours: MacKinnon 243/TBA


Course Synopsis:  

The course examines the history of Ancient Greece and Rome from the Bronze Age to the collapse of the Roman Empire. Topics will include: Minoan-Mycenaean Civilizations, Homer and the Trojan War, Greek colonisation, the rise of the city-state, the Persian Wars, the Athenian democracy and empire, the Peloponnesian War, Alexander the Great, the Hellenistic world, the foundation of Rome, the Etruscans and early Rome, Rome’s rise to the dominant Mediterranean power, the fall of the Roman Republic, Augustus and the Founding of the Roman Empire, Rome’s major Emperors, the collapse of the Roman Empire. 



Texts Required:

Sarah B. Pomeroy et al., A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society and Culture. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola and Richard Talbert, A Brief History of the Romans. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Method of Presentation:

Lectures and in-class discussions.
LEC Tues, Thur
04:00PM - 05:20PM
ROZH, Room 103

Method of Evaluation:

Midterm Exam          25%
Research Paper        25%
Final Exam              50%
Total                      100%

*Please note:  This is a preliminary web course description only.  The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description.  The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.