HS 253 The Ancient Mediterranean World 4 cr.

This course traces the interactions among societies bordering on the Mediterranean Sea from prehistoric times to the 600s C.E. These societies both competed and cooperated with one another in cultural exchanges, politics, and economics. Includes the empires of ancient Mesopotamia and Persia, the kingdoms of Egypt, the kingdoms in Palestine, the Greek city-states, the Hellenistic kingdoms, the later Persian empires, and the Roman Empire.