The legacy of Alexander the Great is often defined as one of military conquest. However it was also an age when scholars revolutionized the way poetry was written, artists found new ways of representing the body in extraordinarily life-like terms and radical new philosophies competed for hearts and minds. From Greece to Afghanistan we will explore a wonderfully diverse and vibrant world that was as much united by culture and learning as it was statecraft and steel.
2x1-hr lecture/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week
1x2hr exam (40%), 1x2500wd essay (50%), tutorial participation (10%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Ancient History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in History