54:261 Ancient History I: The Near East and Greece [Winter]

Prerequisites: Nil.

Cannot be held with: 54:251.

This course traces the history of ancient Near Eastern and Hellenic culture from Neolithic times to the absorption of the Greek city-states into the Roman Empire (ca. 5000-100 BCE). Special attention will be given to the cultural, social and institutional features of the Ancient World, including the origins and rise of civilizations in Mesopotamia, Persia and the Nile Valley. We will also examine the emergence of civilization in the Agean world, focusing on the Minoan, Mycenaean, Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic phases of Greek history.

3 lecture hours per week, one term

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 54:261 in the BU Course Transfer Database.

Instructor: David Winter