Warfare in the Ancient Mediterranean World
- Lecture/Discussion: 3
Explores warfare among the earliest civilizations of Egypt, the Near East, and the Mediterranean world. The course examines the origins of warfare, the nature of fighting and battle, and the effects of wars on the societies and cultures that fought them. Topics covered may include: the warrior heroes of the Bronze Age; Egyptian chariot warfare; the expansion of the empire of Assyria; the hoplites of Sparta; Alexander the Great's conquests; Imperial Rome and its legions; and the invasions of Attila the Hun.