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Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age - AHIS341

Alexander the Great's extraordinary conquests (towards the end of the fourth century BCE) opened up vast areas of the ancient Near-East to Greek influences. This unit deals with the political and cultural history of the eastern Mediterranean area, beginning with Alexander's invasion of the Persian Empire, and dealing in some detail with his personality and policies. This unit follows the fortunes of his successors in the third and second centuries BCE, the Hellenisation of native peoples, and reactions to cultural change, down to the early first century CE, under the Roman Empire.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus dates: Compulsory)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Christopher Forbes

39cp at 100 level or above or (6cp in AHIS or AHST units at 200 level) Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): AHIS241, AHST222, AHST322
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

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