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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  
 
  Jan 17, 2018
 
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

ANCH 023. Alexander and the Hellenistic World


The conquests of Alexander the Great (332-323 BCE) as far as Afghanistan and the Hindu Kush mark one of the great turning points of ancient history. In his wake, what it meant to be Greek was radically changed, and a new world and culture emerged. In this course, we start with the life and campaigns of the Macedonian King, before turning to the Hellenistic world of his successors, following events down to the rise of Rome. Along with the political narrative, the course will consider Hellenistic poetry and historiography, archaeology and architecture, and the documentary evidence for daily life.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Catalog chapter: Classics  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/classics


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