This course focuses on understanding the cultures of the ancient Near East, Greece, Rome and the late antique Mediterranean World. These societies dealt with issues of religion and law, organization of government, military and cultural domination and multi-ethnic integration. This course offers an opportunity to explore further these three civilizations in a comparative way and is useful to students who want a broad survey before the courses focusing on Greek, Roman, and Byzantine history or the upper-division seminars. This course satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement in Humanistic Foundations.
2016-2017 Course Catalog / Courses / Ancient Mediterranean