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Ancient History 2010 Syllabus.

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Part I: Core

Cities of Vesuvius – Pompeii and Herculaneum

Part II: Ancient Societies


A Society in Old Kingdom Egypt Dynasties III–VI

B Society in New Kingdom Egypt to the death of Amenhotep III

C Society in New Kingdom Egypt during the Ramesside period, Dynasties XIX and XX

Near East

D Assyrian society from Sargon II to Ashurbanipal

E Society in Israel from Solomon to the fall of Samaria

F Persian society at the time of Darius and Xerxes


G The Bronze Age – Minoan Crete

H The Bronze Age – Mycenae

I Spartan society to the Battle of Leuctra 371 BC

J Athenian society in the time of Pericle

Part III: Personalities in Their Times


A Hatshepsut

B Akhenaten

C Ramesses II

Near East

D Sennacherib

E Xerxes

F Hannibal


G Pericles

H Alexander the Great

I Cleopatra VII


J Tiberius Gracchus

K Julius Caesar

L Agrippina the Younger

Part IV: Historical Periods


A Egypt: From Unification to the First Intermediate Period

B Egypt: New Kingdom Egypt to the death of Thutmose IV

C Egypt: New Kingdom Egypt from Amenhotep III to the death of Ramesses II

Near East

D The Near East: Assyria from Tiglath-Pileser III to the fall of Assyria 609 BC

E The Near East: Israel and Judah from Solomon to the fall of Jerusalem

F The Near East: Persia from Cyrus II to the death of Darius III


G Greece: The development of the Greek world 800 – 500 BC

H Greece: The Greek world 500 – 440 BC

I Greece: The Greek world 446 – 399 BC

J Greece: Fourth-century Greece to the death of Philip II of Macedon


K Rome: Rome: 264 – 133 BC

L Rome: Political revolution in Rome 133 – 78 BC

M Rome: The fall of the Roman Republic 78 – 31 BC

N Rome: The Augustan Age 44BC – AD 14

O Rome: Rome in the time of the Julio-Claudians AD 14 – 69

P Rome: The Roman Empire: AD 69 – 235