Apr 20, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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CLAS 2530 - Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World

Focuses first on Alexander himself, a man who became a myth even before his death. Next examines the Hellenistic world, the world that Alexander created out of his conquests. Alexander’s conquests helped spread Greek civilization over the whole of the eastern Mediterranean. Many of the issues that people living in this world confronted are still relevant today: the nature of celebrity, for Alexander was arguably the first celebrity; the challenges of emigration, of living in a society that was culturally and ethnically diverse, of assimilating a foreign culture, and living under an autocracy.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2HL
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will learn the human and social implications of these conquests.
  • Students will learn the nature of Alexander’s conquests.
  • Students will learn to apply their understanding of the human and social impact of Alexander’s conquests to the analysis of similar contemporary phenomena.

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