History of the Ancient World
Full-year course. A survey of ancient cultures from the earliest written records through the removal of the last Roman "emperor" in 476 AD, with special attention to the interaction between humans and their environment and the relationship of philosophy to the development of states. Highlights include the fall of Ur; the conquest of Troy; the Republic of Rome; the Han Dynasty; and the fall of Rome. When taken in combination with our Ancient Literature course, this provides the integrated Great Books and History coverage recommended in The Well-Trained Mind.