History of the Hellenistic World F17 (CLAS*3020)
Code and section: CLAS*3020*01
Term: Fall 2017
Instructor: A. Sherwood
The rise and fall of the Hellenistic states from the death of Alexander the Great until the Roman conquest, with political emphasis on the development of the monarchies and cultural emphasis on the Hellenization of the East.
Upon successful completion of this course, an assiduous student will be able to:
1. analyze, critique and evaluate a range of source material;
2. appraise the major literary and historical sources of ancient Greek (with an emphasis upon Hellenistic) history and culture;
3. explain the development of the scholarly and historiographical treatment of Hellenistic history;
4. integrate literary and historical sources with other genres of ancient sources, such as archaeological, numismatic, and epigraphic material to synthesize a comprehensive understanding of Hellenistic history and culture; and
5. organize and deploy evidence in order to discuss critically historical, social and cultural themes in order to inquire meaningfully into specific aspects of Hellenistic history and culture form the death of Alexander the Great to 30 BC.