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Gods, Men & Power: An Introduction to the Ancient World, from Homer to Mohammed

HS1105


Value: one unit

Teaching:

Taught through weekly lectures and weekly follow-up seminars 

Assessment:

Best 2 Essays out of 4 (30%) and 2-hour Exam (70%)

This course looks at how power was exercised in the ancient Mediterranean world - in politics, in religion, and in culture. It covers a long and dramatically changing period, from early Greece (the time of the Homeric epics) to the rise of Christianity and then the rise of Islam. A variety of areas of life are investigated through both primary sources (in translation) and a selection of the latest secondary works.

   
 
 
 

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