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Students in this course will explore the social, political, economic and artistic contributions of the Greeks to western civilization. Using literary, historical and archaeological sources, students will examine the history of Greece from the Bronze Age in the second millennium BCE to the preeminence of Alexander of Macedon in the 4th century. Through readings, discussions and essays, students will demonstrate proficiency in the details that comprise Greek history, and an understanding of such broad topics as the development of Greek social and political institutions, notions of justice, freedom, and Greek identity, relations among Greek city-states and with foreign nations, imperialism, the golden age of Greek literature, and the rise of Macedonian monarchy.

Students in HI 201 Greek History will demonstrate the ability to

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