Macedonian expansion to the Greek mainland (mid-4th BC); control of non-incorporated regions through the establishment or support of timocratic/oligarchic or even tyrannical regimes. The different attitudes of the poleis and the sympolities towards Macedon, in different areas and at different times – the enemies and the allies of Macedon. The impact of Macedon on the economic-social and political life of the poleis and the sympolities. The crucial role of the Romans in the Greek alliances.
Upon completing the seminar the students must be in a position to analyze the sources and occasionally challenge their information; to interpret and evaluate the actions of the Macedonian kings, as well as those of the citizens and the leaders of the poleis and the sympolities. They must also be able to distinguish between different forms and degrees of control on the part of the Macedonian kings, as well acknowledge that relations of Macedon with the poleis and the sympolities were multi faceted.
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3 hours weekly seminar (39 hours in total) based on the study of ancient literary sources and inscriptions. The students will have to present orally (employing Power Point) individual subjects based on both ancient sources and modern bibliography.
Assessment of the students is based on their oral presentation of individual subjects (50%), as well as the composition of a long essay (c.2000 words; 50%).