CLCIV 277 - Environmental History of the Ancient Mediterranean
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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May not be repeated for credit.
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This course concerns the ecology and environmental history of the Mediterranean during the Greek and Roman Periods (5th century BC-7th century AD). It first investigates how Greeks and Romans perceived the natural world through close readings of important Greek and Roman literary sources. Second, it looks at direct human interactions with nature through an exploration of four related themes: fresh water, food, energy production, and disease. Throughout the semester we will continually ask one of the central questions of environmental-historical inquiry: how, in remaking their natural environments, did Greeks and Romans remake themselves?

Course Requirements:

Midterm and Final Exams and a Final Paper

Intended Audience:

Freshman and sophomores in Classical Studies, the Program in the Environment, History, and related disciplines.

Class Format:

2 lectures per week.

CLCIV 277 - Environmental History of the Ancient Mediterranean
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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