Warfare and the Ancient World

History 100AP

Spring 2018
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
101 Moffitt
Day & Time: 
TuTh 8-9:30
Class Number: 
32189
Units: 
4

A survey of the role of organized violence in the history of the Mediterranean, from the collapse of the Bronze Age palace system to the Arab invasions of the seventh century AD. Focusing on a series of well documented conflicts (i.e. the Peloponnesian War, the Punic Wars, Caesar in Gaul), we will examine ancient military institutions and their place within ancient states, as well as the relationship of warfare to various social and cultural developments. Some coursework in the Ancient Mediterranean is recommended, but not required.