ARKEO 2688

ARKEO 2688

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Following the conquests of Alexander, the ancient civilization of Egypt came under Greek rule. This period is best known for its famous queen Cleopatra, the last independent ruler of ancient Egypt. But even before Cleopatra's life and death, the Egypt that she governed was a fascinating place – and a rich case study in cultural interactions under ancient imperialism. This course explores life in Egypt under Greek rule, during the three centuries known as the Ptolemaic period (named after Cleopatra's family, the Ptolemaic dynasty). We will examine the history and culture of Ptolemaic Egypt, an empire at the crossroads of Africa, the Near East, and the Mediterranean. We will explore the experiences of both Egyptians and Greeks living in this multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-linguistic society. Finally, we will investigate the ways that Ptolemaic Egypt can shed light on modern experiences of imperialism, colonialism, and globalization.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS, GLC-AS, HST-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASRC 2688CLASS 2688HIST 2688NES 2688

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16511ARKEO 2688  LEC 001

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Please email lmb296@cornell.edu if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 16512ARKEO 2688  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Please email lmb296@cornell.edu if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 16513ARKEO 2688  DIS 202

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Please email lmb296@cornell.edu if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASRC 2688CLASS 2688HIST 2688NES 2688

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20078ARKEO 2688  LEC 002

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Please email lmb296@cornell.edu if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

  • 20077ARKEO 2688  DIS 203

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Please email lmb296@cornell.edu if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

  • 20079ARKEO 2688  DIS 204

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Please email lmb296@cornell.edu if you would like to be added to the waiting list.