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HIST 250 (TH, 4th Sem Lang) Greeks, Romans and Barbarians (1)

[Crosslisted with CLAS 250]

Herodotus, Caesar and Tacitus will be consulted, along with comedy, tragedy, fragments of ethnographers and passages from other primary sources to see how perceptions of barbarians changed over time, affected by the ways that Greeks and Romans interacted with them changed. In order to better understand how recent history shapes our interpretation of ancient culture, we will study post-colonialist, Afro centric, and "anti-anti-Semitic" approaches. Egyptians, Persians, Indians, Scythians, Libyans, Ethiopians, Phrygians, Lydians, Gauls, Britons, Germans. Credit may not be earned for both LATIN 350 and CLAS 250/HIST 250.

Mode of Inquiry: Thinking Historically; Fourth Semester Langauage Requirement

  • Offering: Triennially, Spring
  • Instructor: Bachvarova