Ancient Mediterranean History

This full-year course provides a survey of the development of cultures in the Mediterranean region, tracing the growth of civilization, with an emphasis on primary sources. By reading many firsthand accounts of ancient authors, students will gain a deeper understanding of what life was like for the people of the Ancient Mediterranean world in their own words. This primary source material will be studied in the context of a clear chronological timeline and frequent map work.

This seminar-style class will explore the political, economic, social, and cultural achievements of the civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean world from their origins through the fall of Rome. We will consider the development of these cultures over time, their place within their historical and geographical context, and their enduring legacies.

Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.


This course is closed for Fall 21- Spring 22. Please Contact Us if you are interested in the class.

Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Andrew Robles, M.A.
Age Level:  14 - 18
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Minimum Enrollment Required:
Maximum Class Size: 16
Tuition per Semester: $390

Class Meets:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00 AM Pacific
Click Here to see the 2021-22 Class Schedule

(If you would like to enroll in this class but cannot attend at the posted time, please contact us.  We may be able to open an additional section.)

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Andrew Robles, M.A.

Andrew Robles earned a B.A. in History at UC Irvine, and an M.A. in English at Cal Poly Pomona. He has taught English Literature and Composition and Critical Thinking at various colleges in Southern California. He also works in academic support at Citrus College in Glendora, California, specializing in tutoring, testing, online learning, and writing strategies. As an instructor, Andrew’s goal is to impart to students the importance of constructing arguments utilizing classical logical and rhetorical methods while considering opposing viewpoints. In addition to teaching, Andrew is a published writer and a musician. He currently lives in El Segundo, CA with his wife and two-year-old son.



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Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations


The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece


The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome


Herodotus: The Histories


The Rise and Fall of Athens: Nine Greek Lives


Fall of the Roman Republic


The History of Rome