From Alexander the Great to Augustus: The Hellenistic Age | My Assignment Tutor

AHIS/AHIX 2210 From Alexander the Great to Augustus: The Hellenistic Age Timed, Online take-home exam Answer ALL three questions. Each answer should be 1,000 words maximum of text (notes do not count) and written in complete sentences. Put the number of the question you are answering at its start, otherwise we will assume you are answering 1(a) and mark accordingly. In notes (foot-notes or end-notes) to your essay, you MUST cite and, where relevant, quote from ancient sources AND the modern scholars whose works you have been expected to read in this unit. For each answer give a bibliography of all works consulted (this is not included in the word limit). All questions are to be in one document, typed in 12 pt Times, double spaced, and submitted via turnitin. Each question is marked out of 100 marks, hence a total of 300 marks. 1. EITHER: (a) To what extent do our literary sources enable us to reach the historical Alexander as opposed to the legendary? OR: (b) What can be learnt from the Antiochus Cylinder about how the early Seleucid kings sought to exercise their kingship in their Mesopotamian territories? 2. EITHER: (a) To what extent (if any) can the problems Alexander faced in dealing with a diverse subject population and the strategies he took to what might be called ‘nation building’ shed light on contemporary events in culturally dissimilar regions of the world?  OR: (b) Clausewitz in On War defined strategy as ‘the employment of battle to gain the end in war; it must therefore give an aim to the whole military action, which must be in accordance with the object of the war’. To what extent is this true of both Alexander’s strategy in Asia and the invasion adhering to its objectives as originally endorsed by the League of Corinth?  OR: (c) Quintus Curtius Rufus (6.2.1) writes: ‘Alexander could cope better with warfare than peace and leisure’. How would you evaluate this judgment with regard to Alexander as victor in his major battles and as administrator? 3. EITHER: (a) Describe and assess the achievement of Philetaerus ‘the Founder’. OR: (b) Evaluate the policy of Philip V of Macedon towards Illyria between 221 and 205. OR: (c) What impact did Gnaeus Pompeius (Pompey the Great) have on the Hellenistic world between his first consulship (70 BC) and his death (48)? (end)

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