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HI204 Athens, Alexander & Cleopatra

Prof. Michael Arnush Ladd 209 x5462
marnush@skidmore.edu Hours: TuTh 1-2pm
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1/25

Introduction

 

1/27

Prelude to war

Thucydides 1.87-1.118

1/29

Prelude to war

Preparing for the game

     
2/1-2/22 The game is afoot! (please print out file and use on-line for links)
From the Parthenon on the Acropolis to the Pnyx
Random number generator
Grading speeches
     
2/26

4th c.: Sparta, Corinth and Thebes

Demand, A History of Greece on the 4th c.
Apollodorus, Against Neaera (handouts)

Essay due

   
3/1

4th c. and Philip II of Macedon

AG 19-29

3/3

4th c. and Philip II of Macedon

AG 19-29

3/5

Alexander: youth; Persians; Greeks

AG 30-89

     
3/8

Alexander: army & war: 334-331

AG 90-174

3/10 Alexander: army & war: 330-323 AG 90-174
3/12

Midterm

     
Spring Break
     
3/22 Alexander: army & war: 330-323 AG 90-174
3/24

Alexander: orientalism; women

AG 175-207

3/26 Alexander: gods/heroes; conspiracy/mutiny AG 223-243
     
3/29 Alexander: conspiracy/mutiny AG 243-271
3/31 Alexander: final days; Rome; urbanism; impact AG 272-310
4/2 Alexander: summary & final project discussion HW 13-45
     
4/5

Successors, kingdoms & homogeneity

HW 46-78

4/7

Macedonia, Greece, Antigonids & Ptolemies

HW 79-122

4/9

Seleucids & the East; city-states & leagues

HW 123-158

     
4/12

Social and economic trends

HW 159-175

4/14

Philosophy, science & technology

HW 176-197

4/16

No class

     
4/19

Philosophy, science & technology (continued); geography

HW 176-197; 198-208

4/21

Religion

HW 209-226

4/23

Coming of Rome

HW 227-252
Project - short essay due

   
 
Readings selected from D.E.E. Kleiner, Cleopatra and Rome (Harvard, 2005)
4/26

"Cleopatra Superstar"; "The Major Players"

Chs. 1-2 (handout)

4/28

"The Professionals"; "Cleopatra architecta"; Alexander on the Tiber

Chs. 4-6 (handout)

4/30

"Living the Inimitable Life; "From Asp to Eternity"

Chs. 7, 19 (handout)

     
5/3

Summing up

Project - final essay due