Comparative History of Greece and Rome I

3 credits

AMS 2050

Ancient Mediterranean Studies
College of Arts and Science

This comparative survey explores the ancient Mediterranean world of Greece and Rome from the age of Homer to the eve of the crisis of the Roman Republic. Topics include the rise of the city-state in Greece and Italy, the formation of democratic and republican constitutions, Greek and Roman imperialism, the Persian and Hannibalic wars, women and the family, slavery and the economy, the formation and context of literary production, and architecture and the ancient city-scape.