Ancient Civ.


Civilizations of the Ancient World

Welcome to the course. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
This course explores the civilizations of the ancient world, including the complex balance between the individual and the community, how the ancients understood their gods, and more.

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Grades are posted(29 May)
Grading page updated(28 May)
Three books are required for this course.
Our class meetings are twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • These meetings are in person in Carman Hall room 209.
  • Students are expected to come to each class having done the readings listed on the Schedule page.
Your grade for this course will come from: Students can monitor their progress on the My Grades page.
This website is the syllabus for this course. Participation in this course includes adherence to the policies and expectations in this syllabus, including rules on
Helpful resources here on this site include: and more.
PDF versions exist for most pages—look for the printer icon at the top right of any page.
  • If you want a PDF version of the full syllabus to reference or print, click here or go to the Print/PDF page.
  • There’s also a site map to help you find what you need.
Questions? Email me at
  • Or come to my office hours, which are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 to 5:45 in Carman Hall room 292.