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The History of the Hellenistic World from 323 to 30 B.C.
This course looks at the break-up of the empire of Alexander the Great into three main kingdoms (the Seleucid Kingdom, Ptolemaic Egypt, and Antigonid Macedonia) and traces the fortunes of those kingdoms through their heyday and eventual succumbing to the Roman Empire. The course ends with the death of the final Hellenistic monarch, Cleopatra VII of Egypt. A special section of the course will focus on Hellentistic art and literature (note the Galatian warrior in the image above) and will attempt to assess the Hellenistic age's cultural achievements.
By the end of the course students will be familiar with the outline of Hellenistic history and Hellenistic culture. Students will have looked at various sorts of historical evidence (historical works, literary texts, inscriptions) and will understand how to interpret this evidence so as to be able to advance a coherent and persuasive argument.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Any 30 points at 200 level from CLAS, orany 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
CLAS307 (but only if taken in 2012 or 2014)
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Classes are held at the City Campus, Arts Centre, 3 Hereford Street.
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Domestic fee $1,641.00
International fee $7,500.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.
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