Civilizations of the Ancient World, HIS 246

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Week 10: The Hellenistic East

Thursday, April 23

(1) Video lectures on Youtube

  The Fourth-Century Crisis   Alexander   The Hellenistic East   Hellenistic culture   Quiz 6 Recap

(2) Do the readings

xMathisonpages 237-268
xCloudsSections 5-6 (West, pages 151-176)

(3) Post in the comments below
(4) Take Quiz #7 (closed)

Take the quiz between April 23 and 29.

  Quiz 7 Recap  NEW


Comments and Discussion

Respond to and discuss the readings and lecture. Also try to react to what other students are saying. This is where we get at what these readings and ideas are all about, so discussing and interacting here is absolutely vital.

  • Your comments should include your reactions to the arguments made in the readings, both specific points made by the writers and their overall claims, assumptions, and biases, as well as responses to comments made by other students.
  • Your participation grade will be derive not only from the fact that you have posted, but on how well you contribute to the discussion of that day’s topic.

Make sure to also include a question that arose from you from today's readings or lecture. It can be any kind of question, but ideally something that provokes some discussion.