Fire From Heaven: The Rise of Macedonia & Alexander The Great

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fire From Heaven: The Rise of Macedonia & Alexander The Great

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Ancient Greek, Classics, European Studies, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module explores the extraordinary careers of the Macedonian kings Philip II and, to a greater extent, his son Alexander the Great. It examines their rise to power, and attempts to explain the reasons for their military successes, by which in a short space of time Philip had conquered the Greek world and, Alexander, subsequently, moved the boundaries of that Greek world eastwards to the borders of India. Though Alexander's life met a premature end, the consequences of his conquests were far-reaching both politically and culturally, as various local cultures blended with the Greek; analysis of the nature and significance of these changes is central to the investigation.

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