HIST 2560

HIST 2560

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

In ancient Greece and Rome, government did little besides wage war and raise taxes, culture focused on war, warriors gloried in battle, and civilians tried to get out of the way. This course surveys the impact of war and the rarity of peace in the ancient world. Topics include: "why war?"; the face of battle; leadership; strategy, operations, and tactics; women and war; intelligence and information-gathering; diplomacy and peacemaking; militarism; war and slavery; the archaeology of warfare. Readings in translation include selections from Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Caesar, Livy, Tacitus, Josephus, and Ammianus Marcellinus. (pre-1800/non-US)

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)
Course Subfield (HPE, HNU)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 2680

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9166 HIST 2560   LEC 001