Classical Studies (CLAS) - Economy and Social Class in the Ancient World

CLAS 3016  Economy and Social Class in the Ancient World


Any 18 credits with at least 6 credits in Classical Studies


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




Students examine the evolution of ancient economies and the social structures, dynamics, and conflicts they engendered from the Neolithic Period to Late Antiquity in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Near East, Greece, and Rome. Students pay special attention to such topics as slavery, trade, land ownership, concepts of citizenship, and the close relationship between economic, social, and political change.


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