Schedule

CIVILIZATIONS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
HIS 246      WILSON      FALL 2011

1      Mon  Aug 29        Introduction and Evidence; Civilization

2      Wed  Aug 31        The Earliest Civilizations
                                    nagle:                  pages 1–6

3      Wed  Sep 7           The Indo-Europeans; Introduction to The Epic of Gilgamesh
                                    gilgamesh:            Tablet I (george 1
11)

The Bronze Age

4      Mon  Sep 12         Mesopotamia
                                    nagle:                  pages 6–16
                                    gilgamesh:            Tablet II (george 12
22)

5      Wed  Sep 14         Anatolia and the Levant
                                    nagle:                  pages 26–32
                                    gilgamesh:            Tablet V (george 39
47)

6      Mon  Sep 19         Egypt
                                    nagle:                  pages 16–24; 32–38
                                    gilgamesh:            Tablet VI (george 47
54)

7      Wed  Sep 21         The Aegean
                                    nagle:                  pages 67–76
                                    gilgamesh:            Tablet VII (george 54
62)

8      Mon  Sep 26         Bronze Age Society; The Epic of Gilgamesh
                                    gilgamesh:            Tablet XI (george 88
99)

the iron age

9      Mon  Oct 3           Mesopotamia
                                    nagle:                  pages 47–51

10    Wed  Oct 5           Persia
                                    nagle:                  pages 52–58
                                   
Interpretive Essay #1 Due (on Gilgamesh)

11    Wed  Oct 12         Egypt and the Levant
                                    nagle:                  pages 38–40; 41–47

12    Mon  Oct 17         The Hebrews
                                    nagle:                  pages 51–52; 58–66

13    Wed  Oct 19         The Aegean; Italy
                                    nagle:                  pages 76–78; 194–200

14    Mon  Oct 24         MIDTERM EXAM

The Greeks

15    Wed  Oct 26         The Polis; Homer and Hesiod
                                    nagle:                  pages 78–83; 93–102

16    Mon  Oct 31         Sparta and Athens
                                    nagle:                  pages 83–93
                                    the clouds:           Begin reading

17    Wed  Nov 2          Hellas and the Persians
                                    nagle:                  pages 103–110; 120–124
                                    the clouds:           Continue reading

18    Mon  Nov 7          Classical Greece
                                    nagle:                  pages 124–138
                                    the clouds:           Continue reading

19    Wed  Nov 9          Athens and The Clouds
                                    nagle:                  pages 138–155
                                    the clouds:           Finish reading

20    Mon  Nov 14        War Among the Greeks
                                    nagle:                  pages 111-119

21    Wed  Nov 16        The Rise of Macedon; The Hellenistic East
                                    nagle:                  pages 156–167
                                   
Interpretive Essay #2 Due (on The Clouds)

the romans

22    Mon  Nov 21        Early Rome
                                    nagle:                  pages 200–210

23    Wed  Nov 23        Rome and Italy
                                    nagle:                  pages 211–219

24    Mon  Nov 28        Rome and Carthage; Rome and the Hellenistic East
                                    nagle:                  pages 219–226

25    Wed  Nov 30        Roman Society
                                    nagle:                  pages 226–240

26    Mon  Dec 5           The Transformation of the Republic
                                    nagle:                  pages 241–253

27    Wed  Dec 7           The Roman Revolution
                                    nagle:                  pages 253–266

28    Mon  Dec 12         The Evolution of the Principate
                                    nagle:                  pages 268–281

                                    FINAL EXAM