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HIST611 - Ancient Warfare

 

This course is a study of warfare in the ancient world with emphasis on the great empires of the Near East and the Mediterranean, particularly the Greeks and Romans. Student examine the origins of warfare in the Neolithic period to the decline and fall of the Western Roman Empire in the fifth century. Special emphasis will be placed on the military history of Mesopotamia and the Near East (Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Hittite, Assyrian and Persian), Egypt (Old, Middle and New Kingdom), Greece (Mycenaean, Archaic, Hellenic and Hellenistic) and Rome(Republican and Imperial). The phalanx, the legion, Greek Fire and the importance of roads are discussed in detail.

 

Prerequisites

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Corequisites

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Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
06/25/18 - 11/30/18 12/03/18 - 01/27/19 Fall 2018 Session D - 8 Week session
08/27/18 - 02/01/19 02/04/19 - 03/31/19 Winter 2019 Session I - 8 Week session
10/29/18 - 03/29/19 04/01/19 - 05/26/19 Spring 2019 Session B - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: The Ancient Mariners:Seafarers and Sea Fighters of the Mediterranean in Ancient Times, 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780691014777
Publication Info: Princeton University Press
Author: Lionel Casson
Unit Cost: $38.90
Electronic ISBN: N/A
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Book Title: A Storm of Spears: Understanding the Greek Hoplite in Action
ISBN: 9781612001197
Publication Info: Casemate Publishers
Author: Christopher Matthew
Unit Cost: $32.79
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Dawn of the Horse Warriors: Chariot and Cavalry Warfare, 3000-600BC
ISBN: 9781783462759
Publication Info: Pen and Sword
Author: Duncan Noble
Unit Cost: $36.35
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons: A Fully Illustrated Guide To Siege Weapons And Tactics
ISBN: 9780762782642
Publication Info: Lyons Press
Author: Konstantin Nossov
Unit Cost: $21.35
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A