The Fall of Empires and Rise of Kings: Greek History 479 to 323 BC

1220 [CRN: 24671]

The Greek world was transformed in less than 200 years. The rise and fall of Empires (Athens and Persia) and metamorphosis of Macedon into a supreme power under Philip II and Alexander the Great provide the headlines. The course covers an iconic period of history, explores life-changing events that affected the people of the eastern Mediterranean and through these transformations, offers deep insight into the common pressures that ordinary people and their communities confronted. CLAS1220 addresses political, social and economic history. Literary, epigraphical and archaeological cultures provide the evidence.
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