The Classical Period 500 B.C.E.-500 C.E.


Politics, Order, and Spiritual Life from the Mediterranean to South Asia

Week 5

(9.17) Philosophies of Order and Conduct in Classical China***
Read: Ways of the World, 124-133, 155-160, 170-173; World History, 36-38, 59-65.
Week 6
(9.22)  Early Aegean Societies

Read: Ways of the World, 97-104; http://www.cameron.edu/%7Edougc/eworldf05.EarlyAegeanLecture.

Turn In: Formal Writing #1


(9.24)  Sparta compared with Athens
Read: Ways of the World, 165-170, 173-177; http://www.cameron.edu/%7Edougc/eworldf03college7b.htm.
Turn In: Informal Writing #1
Week 7
(9.29) Sparta compared with Athens
Read: Ways of the World, 165-170, 173-177; http://www.cameron.edu/%7Edougc/eworldf03college7b.htm.


(10.1) The World of Socrates
Read: Ways of the World, 104-106.
Week 8
(10.6)  The World of Socrates
Read: World History, 38-40.

(10.8) Caste versus Polis: Belonging in India and Greece and the Revolution Against Caste: The Rise of Buddhism in Classical India***
Read: Ways of the World, 106-108, 119-122, 133-151, 160-164; World History, 48-57, 68-78, 90-99 and
Greek View of India: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/greek-india.html
Week 9
(10.13) The Rise of Christianity in Imperial Rome: The Fall of Empire, The Rise of the Fall of Humanity
Read: Ways of the World, 117-119 and ONE of the following:
Jesus: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~humm/Topics/JewishJesus/josephus.html**
and Immigrants in Rome: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/martial9-3.html
and Stoicism: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/persius2.html
Turn In: Rough Draft of Formal Writing #2
Take: Quiz #2

(10.15) Fall Break--NO CLASS
Week 10

(10.20) Integration and Disintegration in the Late Classical Era & the Rebirth of China
Pick Up: Commented Rough Draft of Formal Writing #2


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