HIST-261   Ancient Greece & Rome

A study of the political, social, cultural, and economic developments of the ancient Mediterranean world, with a focus on the histories of Greece and Rome, chronologically from late Bronze Age to the beginning of Late Antiquity. In-depth study includes the formation of the Greek polis, radical democracy in Athens, the effects of Alexander's conquests, the Roman Republic, the transition to the Roman empire, and the rise and spread of Christianity.