2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 07, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

HIST 389 - Mad Emperors and Philosopher Kings: Topics in Classical and Late Antiquity

Credits: Three (3)
This course explores the littoral civilizations of the Mediterranean, from Classical Greece to Late Antique developments in Europe, Asia, and north Africa. From the heights of Greek philosophical achievement, through the rise and fall of Rome, to the emergence, persecution, and spread of Christianity, students will investigate the key developments that characterized the Mediterranean world through the 7th century CE. Themes and topics may include: Greco-Roman philosophy and medicine; contemporary understandings of sex and gender; religious institutions and popular devotion; cultures of violence and theories of power; cultural and commercial exchange between civilizations, and an investigation of what some have seen as the roots of western political, religious, and social traditions. [P; W; S, I]
General Education Area: Social Science