From Alexander the Great to Augustus: The Hellenistic Age
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Illustrate a broad working knowledge of the history of the period from Alexander the Great to the end of the Hellenistic era, including the approach of some modern historians to it.
- Examine and critically evaluate historical evidence, appreciating its significance and limitations.
- Understand connections between the ancient world and the modern.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
NCCW (pre-2020 units): AHIS204 Pre-requisite: AHIX1210 NCCW (2020 and onwards): AHIS2210
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This unit studies the reigns of Philip II of Macedonia (359-336 BC) and especially his son Alexander the Great (336-323 BC) as well as the history of the Hellenistic period to the Roman seizure of Egypt in 30 BC by the future emperor Augustus. Specific areas of study include Alexander the Great as king, general, and man; his Successors and the formation of the Hellenistic kingdoms; Greek and Macedonian inter-state relations; Ptolemaic Egypt; Seleucid Syria; and Roman imperialism in the eastern Mediterranean. As well as political and military matters, we will discuss cultural and intellectual matters in the Hellenistic period. Lessons for today will be considered, including Alexander’s military legacy and the lives of indigenous people in the Ptolemaic and Seleucid empires.
- Poster (25%)
- Esaay (25%)
- Essay (50%)
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