2018-2019 Academic Bulletin 
    
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2018-2019 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 320 - Writing Ancient History


Credits: 4
An examination of the methodological objectives and practices of ancient historians. Students read extensively in primary sources and analyze historiographical strategies. Among the topics considered are the different effects of discursive and analytical styles, the relation between personal memoir and history, biography as history, divergent chronological frameworks, how Greeks and Romans viewed each other, and Roman innovations on Greek traditions.

Prerequisite: HIST 101  or HIST 103  or permission of the instructor.

Distribution Requirements: HE, IP.