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800px-laocoon_pio-clementino_inv1059-1064-1067.jpgThe provisional syllabus for 2016-17 is below.

Autumn Term 2016

Week 1 Introduction/Macedon and Philip II (CT)
Week 2 Alexander (CT)
Week 3 Alexander’s Legacy/The Diodochoi (CT)
Week 4 Ptolemaic Egypt (CT) - Seminar 1 Vergina (CT)
Week 5 Seleucid Asia (CT)
Week 6 Reading Week
Week 7 Attalid Pergamon (CT) -Seminar 2 Alexandria (CT)
Week 8 Antigonid Greece (CT) (ASSESSMENT 1 Due NOON Nov 21)
Week 9 Kingship (CT)
Week 10 Cities (CT)

Spring Term 2017


Week 1 Numismatics (CR)
Week 2 Queens (CT)
Week 3 Literature (DF)
Week 4 The Maccabean Revolt (CT)
-Seminar 3 Palmyra
Week 5 Sicily (SFK)
Week 6 Reading Week
Week 7 Daily Life (CT)
-Seminar 4 Ai Khanum
Week 8 Art and Architecture (CT) (ASSESSMENT 2 Due NOON Feb 21)
Week 9 Papyrology
Week 10 Religion and Ruler Cult (CT)

Summer Term 2017

Week 1 The Romans (CT)
Week 2 The Hellenistic World (CT)
Week 3 Exam Review


• 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.