Ancient Studies (CLAS) - Warfare in the Ancient World

CLAS 3017  Warfare in the Ancient World


Any 18 credits with at least 6 credits in Ancient Studies


CLAS 2406 and CLAS 2407


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




Warfare shaped all aspects of life in the ancient world. Students examine the history of warfare from the Bronze to Late Antiquity in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Near East, Greece, and Rome. While students learn about the evolution of weapons, tactics, and strategies, they also study the causes of armed conflict and the role of warfare in shaping ancient social, cultural, political, and economic life.


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