Middlebury

FYSE1294

Making History

Making History
History is ‘made’ as much by those who write about events as by those who cause and experience them. In this course we will focus on Alexander the Great to consider how people make past events meaningful for themselves in their own historical circumstances.  Using Paul Cohen’s History in Three Keys: The Boxers as Event, Experience, and Myth, we will consider how Alexander figures as an event, an experience, and a myth in the ancient world.  Authors including Arrian, Plutarch, and Curtius Rufus will allow us to study how Greeks and Romans explained and emulated Alexander. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CW EUR HIS

Sections

Spring 2017

FYSE1294A-S17 Seminar (Chaplin)

Spring 2010

FYSE1294A-S10 Seminar (Chaplin)