Ancient World
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Ancient World
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Course aims
Introduction to the ancient world, which encompasses the history of its societies and statehood, as well as the history of culture and art in organic symbiosis in various fields, while also devoting itself to the most important research problems in the history of the ancient Middle East and to the Mediterranean cultures.
Brief description of the course
The course covers the history of the civilizations of the Ancient Near East (e.g. Mesopotamia, Egypt, Levant, Anatolia and Iran), Ancient Greece and Rome until the fall of the Western Roman Empire. It discusses the principal sources, political history, social and political structures, religions and cultural achievements, art history, and highlights the main problems of scholarly interest.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has acquired an overview of the basic phases of developmental in the Ancient history, of the principal states and cultures and of the crucial historical events;
- is familiar with the principal sources of Ancient History, according to the different cultures and history periods, and understands the possibilities they afford as well as their limitations for the study of the Ancient history;
- is familiar with the principal terminology of the Ancient history and its cultures and has the ability to use it for describing and analyzing the ancient states and societies;
- is able to analyze the characteristics of the main ancient states and cultures, specifying the common treats as well as the differences, and describing comparatively the main trends of development.
Jaan Lahe