World Civilizations to 1500
Mediterranean Civilizations, c. 2000BC-AD 500
I. Introduction to Classical Civilizations.
II. The Mycenaean Prelude, ca 2000 BC-1000 BC. [World Civilizations, 50-51]
III. Greek Civilization, ca 1000 BC-338 BC. [World Civilizations, 51-67]
A. The Archaic Period (ca 800-479 BC).
B. The Evolution of the Polis (City-state).
1. Athenian and Spartan Civilizations (Democracy vs. Military Oligarchy).
C. The Persian Wars, 490-479 BC.
D. The Golden Age of Athens, 479-431 BC.
E. The Peloponnesian War, 431-404 BC.
F. From the Peloponnesian War to Macedonian Conquest 404-338 BC.
G. Hellenic Thought and Culture.
1. Philosophy: The Pre-Socratics to Aristotle. [World Civilizations, 37-45]
2. Classical Greek Literature, Art, and Architecture.
IV. Hellenistic Civilization, 4th-1st Centuries BC. [World Civilizations, 67-73]
A. Macedon and the Conquests of Alexander the Great.
B. The Hellenistic Successor States.
C. Hellenistic Civilization, 4th-1st Centuries.
V. Roman Civilization, 753 BC-AD 337. [World Civilizations, 93-117]
A. From the Origins of Rome to the End of the Monarchy, 753-509 BC.
B. The Roman Republic, 509-527 BC.
1. The Conquest of Italy, 509-264 BC.
2. The Punic Wars: The Expansion of Rome into the Mediterranean World, 264-146 BC.
C. The Crisis of the Late Republic, 146-27 BC.
D. The Principate or the Early Empire: The Pax Romana, 27 BC-AD 180.
E. The Third Century: Century of Crisis and Recovery, 180-337.
VI. The World of Late Antiquity Empire, 284-476.
VII. Conclusion: Explaining the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire in the West.
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