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HIST 333. The World of Alexander the Great. 3 Hours.

An examination of the life and times of Alexander the Great, beginning with the conquests of Philip II, Alexander's father, and ending with the study of the Hellenistic world that Alexander left in the hands of his successors. We will examine Alexander's campaign, including battles, tactics logistics, personal friendships and free-speaking Macedonian military culture, and address the vexed question of Alexander's "greatness": Why he is a hero to some, and an irresponsible hedonist to others?.