HIST 2560

HIST 2560

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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, GLC-AS, HST-AS)
Course Subfield (HPE, HNU)(HPE, HEU)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture. Discussion optional. Combined with: CLASS 2680

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16805HIST 2560  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Strauss, B

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 16806HIST 2560  DIS 201

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 16807HIST 2560  DIS 202

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17588HIST 2560  DIS 203

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17590HIST 2560  DIS 204

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online