Topic and Assignment Schedule

CIVILIZATIONS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
HIS 246    WILSON    SPRING 2011

1       Mon    Jan 31         Introduction and Evidence  

2       Wed    Feb 2           The Emergence of Civilization
                                       nagle:           pages 2
6

THE BRONZE AGE         

3       Mon    Feb 7           Mesopotamia: Sumer and Akkad
                                       nagle:           pages 615
                                       gilgamesh:     Tablet I (george 111)

4       Wed    Feb 9           Egypt: Unification
                                       nagle:           pages 1622, 2324
                                       gilgamesh:     Tablet II (george 1222)

5       Mon    Feb 14         Origins and Migrations of the Indo-Europeans
                                       Mesopotamia
: Amorites, Kassites, and Hittites
                                       nagle:           pages 2628, 2932
                                       gilgamesh:     Tablet V (george 3947)

6       Wed    Feb 16         Egypt: Empire
                                       nagle:           pages 3240
                                       gilgamesh:     Tablet VI (george 4754)

         Mon    Feb 21         Presidents Day No meeting

7       Wed    Feb 23       The Aegean: Minoans and Mycenaeans
                                       nagle:           pages 6776
                                       gilgamesh:     Tablet VII (george 5462)

8       Mon    Feb 28         Language and Tradition; The Epic of Gilgamesh
                                       nagle:           pages 15
16, 2223
                                       gilgamesh:     Tablet XI (george 8899)

THE IRON AGE              

9       Wed    Mar 2          The Levant: Phoenicians and Philistines
                                       nagle:           pages 4144

10     Mon    Mar 7          Mesopotamia: Assyria, Babylon, and Persia
                                       nagle:           pages 4751, 5258
                                       Interpretive Essay #1 Due (on Gilgamesh)

11     Wed    Mar 9          The Levant: Hebrews
                                       nagle:           pages 2829, 4447, 5152, 5866

12     Mon    Mar 14        The Aegean: Greek Dark Age
                                       Italy
: Etruscans and Italians
                                       nagle:           pages 7678, 194200

13     Wed    Mar 16        MIDTERM    

THE GREEKS                 

14     Mon    Mar 21        Archaic Greece: The Polis; Homer and Hesiod
                                       nagle:           pages 7883, 93102

15     Wed    Mar 23        Archaic Greece: Sparta and Athens
                                       nagle:           pages 8393

16     Mon    Mar 28        Hellas and Barbarians
                                       nagle:           pages 103110
                                       the clouds:    Begin reading

17     Wed    Mar 30        Classical Athens: Culture
                                       nagle:           pages 120131
                                       the clouds:    Continue reading

18     Mon    Apr 4           Classical Athens: Society and Class
                                       nagle:           pages 131144
                                       the clouds:    Continue reading

19     Wed    Apr 6           Classical Athens: The Citizen; The Clouds
                                       nagle:           pages 144
155
                                       the clouds:    Finish reading

20     Mon    Apr 11         Hegemony and Empire
                                       nagle:           pages 111119

21     Wed    Apr 13         The Rise of Macedon
                                       nagle:           pages 156167
                                       Interpretive Essay #2 Due (on The Clouds)

         Mon    Apr 18                 
         Wed    Apr 20         Spring Break
         Mon    Apr 25                 

THE ROMANS               

22     Wed    Apr 27         Early Rome
                                       nagle:           pages 200210

23     Mon    May 2          Rome and the West
                                       nagle:           pages 211222

24     Wed    May 4          The Republic
                                       nagle:           pages 226239

25     Mon    May 9          Rome and the East
                                       nagle:           pages 222226, 241249

26     Wed    May 11        Civil War and Revolution
                                       nagle:           pages 249264

27     Mon    May 16        The Principate
                                       nagle:           pages 269281

28     Wed    May 18        Transformations of the Roman Empire
                                       nagle:           pages 282283, 302308

         Wed    May 25        FINAL EXAM (11 a.m.1 p.m.)



Monday classes meet on Wednesday, Feb. 23.