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Course DescriptionA survey of the Mediterranean world, beginning with the first humans and tracing the development of civilization from Mesopotamia and Egypt to ancient Greek City-States and the fall of Rome.

Fall 2013, Lehman College

HIS 246
Section 01W, Class Code 11481
MoWe 11:00AM - 12:15PM
Room CA-208

Office Hours
MoWe 12:30PM – 1:30PM
Room CA-292

course documents

Syllabus PDF HTML
Schedule PDF HTML
Writing Assignments PDF HTML
Requirements for All Papers PDF HTML

Handouts & Resources

Examining Primary Sources PDF HTML
Writing a Position Paper PDF HTML
Essay Template for MS Word   DOCX
Forms of government   HTML

MAPS

Maps Gallery   HTML
The Mediterranean World   HTML
The Fertile Crescent   HTML
Egypt   HTML
The Aegean and the Greeks   HTML
The Persian Empire   HTML
Macedon and the Hellenistic East   HTML
Italy and the Roman Empire   HTML

Timelines

Eras of History   HTML
Ages of Technology   HTML
Numbering Centuries   HTML
Timeline - Egypt   HTML
The Bronze Age PDF  
The Iron Age PDF  

booksThree books are required: the textbook, The Epic of Gilgamesh, and The Clouds.

(1) The textbook:
Nagle, D. Brendan.
The Ancient World: A Social and Cultural History, 7th edition.
New York: Prentice Hall, 2010.
ISBN: 978-0-205-63744-7.

Version note: Make sure you get the 7th edition.
The book is available from Lehman College Bookstore, either in person or at their online bookstore.
Available from online booksellers (see Amazon link below). Allow time for delivery.

(2) The Epic of Gilgamesh:
George, Andrew R.
The Epic of Gilgamesh:
The Babylonian Epic Poem and Other Texts
.
London: Penguin Books, 2003.
ISBN: 978-0-140-44919-8.

Version note: There are various versions of Gilgamesh available, but I strongly recommend the George version for three reasons: It is an excellent and complete translation, it has a very helpful introduction and notes, and it's also inexpensive. No good translations are available online, so you need to get a print edition, preferably this one.
The book is available from Lehman College Bookstore, either in person or at their online bookstore.
Available from online booksellers (see Amazon link below). Allow time for delivery.

(3) The Clouds:
Aristophanes and Peter Meineck.
Clouds.
Indianapolis: Hackett Pub, 2000.
ISBN: 978-0-872-20516-1.

Version note: There are a number of translations available, but this one is inexpensive and has good notes. Another useful version is the Marianetti edition, which is easily available used. While there are translations online as well, definitely need the notes and introduction you'll find in a print edition.
The book is available from Lehman College Bookstore, either in person or at their online bookstore.
Available from online booksellers (see Amazon link below). Allow time for delivery.

Here is the link to the Lehman College Bookstore online.

If you don't purchase the books at the Lehman College bookstore, you can get them online using the links below.