Concentrates on the rise of Macedon and its expansion under King Philip II and his son Alexander the Great. The unit examines the means employed to acquire and maintain empire and gives special attention to the life and conquests of Alexander. It also treats the rise of Rome as an imperial power tracing its ambitions down to c. 146 BC. The approach is primarily through the major literary sources for the period but additional evidence from numismatic and epigraphic material is introduced where relevant.
ASSESSMENT: 3,000 words written work (50%); tutorial participation and attendance (10%); 2-hr exam (40%)
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