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Module Convenor: Dr Conor P. Trainor (

Contributing Lecturers: Dr C. Trainor; Dr C. Rowan; Dr C. Petit; Professor S. Frey-Kupper; Mr D. Swan; Professor V. Rimell; Dr D. Fearn.


Autumn Term 2020

Week 1 No Class.

Week 2 Introduction and Storytelling Monday 15:00-16:00 and 18:00-19:00

Week 3 Alexander and the Successors (CT) Monday 15:00-16:00 and 18:00-19:00

Week 4 Ptolemaic Egypt (CT) Monday 15:00-16:00 and 18:00-19:00  

Week 5 Seminar 1 – Digital Storytelling (CR)

Week 6 Reading Week

Week 7 Seminar 2 – Digital Storytelling (CR)

Week 8 Seleucid Asia (CT) Tuesday 13:00-15:00

Week 9 Antigonid Greece (CT) Tuesday 13:00-15:00

Week 10 Attalid Pergamon (CT) Tuesday 13:00-15:00


Spring Term 2021

Week 1 Hellenistic Religion (CT) Tuesday 13:00-15:00

Week 2 Hellenistic Sicily (SFK) Tuesday 13:00-15:00

Week 3 Hellenistic Science/Astronomy (JD) Tuesday 13:00-15:00

Week 4 Hellenistic Philosophy (CP) Tuesday 13:00-15:00

Week 5 Hellenistic Gymnasia (ME) Tuesday 13:00-15:00

Week 6 Reading Week

Week 7 Hellenistic Art (ZN & E. Burkhard) Tuesday 13:00-15:00

Week 8 Callimachus (VR) Tuesday 13:00-15:00

Week 9  From Epic to Epigram (DF) Tuesday 13:00-15:00

Week 10 Hellenistic Kingship (CT) Tuesday 13:00-15:00


Summer Term 2021

Week 1 The Hellenistic World Review (CT) Tuesday 13:00-15:00

Week 2 Exam Preparation (CT) Tuesday 13:00-15:00





  • To provide a survey of the history, the cultural context and key remains of the Hellenistic world.
  • To build a solid chronological, geographical, and conceptual framework for understanding the Hellenistic world.
  • To introduce students to the range of ancient source material and scholarly opinions on the Hellenistic world.
  • To foster critical thinking and analysis of a variety of types of source material.

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completion of the module, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the chronology, geography and institutional structures of the Hellenistic world.
  • Demonstrate skills in the evaluation of primary source material and secondary literature.
  • Individually, and as a member of a team, research, analyse and contextualise relevant information and evidence from primary and secondary sources in the form of a structured argument.