Minor in Middle East Studies - Meetings Between Hellenism and the East to Philo the Jew RELS 3018   Meetings Between Hellenism and the East to Philo the Jew
CREDIT HOURS: 3
We consider the constitution of Hellenism in relation to Eastern cultures as this emerges in Homer and Herodotus, the emergence of philosophy and the polis. With Alexander and the Hellenistic empires we look at the results and limits of military conquest especially in what is now Afghanistan. The course concludes with the constitution of Jewish religion and culture and its meeting with Hellenism with Philo Judaeus in Alexandria. In order to integrate the presentation of text and art the lectures are all in PowerPoint.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Discussion

CROSS-LISTING: CLAS 3016.03, HIST 3016.03