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After Alexander: Hellenistic Athens from Macedon to Rome

This module examines how Athens responded to its decline in power in the early Hellenistic period, from its defeat by Macedon in 338 to its final liberation in 229 BC. Drawing on literary, epigraphic, numismatic, and archaeological sources, this module will examine the growth of factionalism and the tension between democracy and oligarchy, international relations, political philosophy, and literary and cultural productivity. Athens was no more a major military or political power, but it remained a leading cultural centre.
  • Module Organiser:
    • Dr Shane Wallace
  • Duration:
    • Semester 2
  • Contact Hours:
    • 22 hrs (11 2-hr seminars)
  • Weighting:
    • 10 ECTS
  • Assessment:
    • 100% Continuous Assessment

Learning Outcomes

On successful conclusion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • knowledge of the sources, literary and non-literary, for early Hellenistic Athens
  • competency in interpreting source material in their context 
  • understanding of the inter-cultural dynamics of the Hellenistic period