GRS 337

Herodotus and Greek Ethnography

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Examines the relationship of the Greeks to other Mediterranean and Near Eastern cultures in the Classical and Hellenistic periods, such as the Mesopotamians, Lydians, Persians, Egyptians, Scythians, Carthaginians, Etruscans and Celts. Focus on the ethnographic accounts of these civilizations by Greek writers, particularly Herodotus and Poseidonius of Apamea, as well as archaeological, epigraphic and literary evidence from the cultures themselves.


Undergraduate course in Greek and Roman Studies offered by the Department of Greek and Roman Studies in the Faculty of Humanities.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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