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The Hellenistic Age - AHIX341

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. In this unit students will explore the immediate and longer term impact of Alexander's conquests. They will examine in detail the political and cultural history of the eastern Mediterranean and the Near East from the death of Alexander down to the end of the first century BCE. They will analyse the fortunes of Alexander's successors in the third and second centuries BCE, the developments brought on both for Greeks and those they conquered, the "Hellenisation" of native peoples, reactions to cultural change, and the eventual contact and conflict with the Romans.

When Offered:

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Dr Christopher Forbes

One AHIX unit at 100 level and two AHIX units at 200 level  Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): AHIX241, AHIS341
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

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