Most of Ancient History is military history, and much of Greek and Roman art and
literature treats wars, warriors and their impact on society. This course will examine
the practice of warfare in the Greek Polis, the Macedonian Kingdoms, the Roman Republic
and the Roman Empire. Themes include the technical aspects (logistics, intelligence,
strategy, naval warfare and armor), but we will also examine the literary and artistic
interpretations of war and the sociological and pschological aspects. No prior knowledge
of military history or Greco/Roman history expected or required.Three Semester Hours.
May be applied toward the Collegiate requirement in History. Fall 1999. Click here
for the syllabus for Spring 1999.
The objectives of this course will be to:
Students will be required to write an POV essay on the face of battle (20%) make
three class presentations on a battle, a general and a literary or artistic depiction
of war (20% each) and contribute to a group project (10%). Class participation will
be evaluated (10%). 10 point grading scale. Two unexcused absences allowed. No caps,
eating, drinking or smoking in class.
These links were compiled by students in Honors 214 in the Fall of 1999. They were
Brenda Elliot, Brianne Marinucci and Suzanne Terault. Comments, corrections and
additions are welcome. Please send them to Greg Daugherty.
Published by: Gregory N. Daugherty for the Department of Classics, Randolph-Macon
Revision Date: 09/14/99
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