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    Vassar College
  Nov 24, 2017
Catalogue 2017-2018
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GRST 201 - Ancient Warfare

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
This course examines the phenomenon of war in Greek and Roman antiquity. While not neglecting traditional military topics such as arms and armor, organization, tactics, and strategy, we seek a wider cultural understanding of war by exploring its social ideology, the role of women and other non-combatants, and its depiction in art and literature. Wars for discussion include the fictional Trojan War as well as historical wars such as the Persian Wars, the Peloponnesian War, the Punic Wars, and the Roman Civil War. Readings in English translation are selected from Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides, Caesar, and others.

Prerequisite(s): any 100-level course in Classics, Greek, or Latin, or permission of the instructor.

Two 75-minute periods.

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