Skip to main content


800px-laocoon_pio-clementino_inv1059-1064-1067.jpgThe syllabus for 2017-18 is below.

Autumn Term 2017

Week 1 Introduction, sources, and context (CT)/Digital Storytelling Introduction (CR)
Week 2 Alexander (CT)
Week 3 Seminar 1 – Digital Storytelling
Week 4 After Alexander: Settlements and Kingdoms (CT)
Week 5 Seminar 2 – Digital Storytelling
Week 6 Reading Week
Week 7 Ptolemaic Egypt (CT)
Week 8 Seleucid Asia (CT) (Object Study due NOON Nov 21)
Week 9 Antigonid Greece (CT)
Week 10 Attalid Pergamon (CT) (Digital Stories due at NOON on Dec 8)

Spring Term 2018

Week 1 Hellenistic Rulers and Kingship (CT)
Week 2 Hellenistic Sicily (SFK)
Week 3 Seminar 3 - Vergina
Week 4 Hellenistic Art and Architecture (CT)
Week 5 Seminar 4 - Alexandria
Week 6 Reading Week
Week 7 Athens (MG)
Week 8 Callimachus: between text and world (VR)
Week 9 From Epic to Epigram (DF)
Week 10 Religion (CT) (Assessment 2 due NOON March 13)

Summer Term 2019

Week 1 The Romans (CT) / “The Hellies”
Week 2 The Hellenistic World Review (CT)
Week 3 Exam Preparation (CT)



• 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.